Tag: Environmental Management & Engineering

Superfund Task Force Recommendations: Expediting Cleanup and Remediation Process

EPA has announced the report of a Superfund Task Force charged with developing recommendations to streamline and improve the superfund program.  The task force report describes 42 recommendations to streamline and improve the program.  The recommendations are divided into 5 goals including specific strategies which are planned to commence within 12 months. The goals include: […]


Multi-Sector General Permit coverage will be issued to an operator of regulated industrial activity that discharges stormwater into waters of the U.S. in an area where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority. This includes Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, District of Columbia, all U.S. territories except for the Virgin Islands, federally operated facilities in […]


Phase II MS4 Permit: The Phase II MS4 Permit has been public noticed on July 3, 2017 by the Division of Water. Comments are due by August 2, 2017 which may be filed electronically at DOWPublicNotice@ky.gov. The permit documents can be found at (Agency Interest ID 35050): http://dep.gateway.ky.gov/eSearch/Search_Pending_Approvals.aspx?Program=Wastewater&NumDaysDoc=30.  Please note that the public notice also […]

Stormwater Permitting

Permitting is designed to prevent stormwater runoff from discharging pollutants into local surface waters. As I have mentioned in my previous blog, the Clean Water Act authorizes EPA to regulate point sources such as Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), Construction Activities and Industrial Activities, that discharge pollutants into waters of the US through the […]

Introduction to Stormwater & Permitting

Starting this month, I will be blogging on topics related to the Stormwater Program. I hope these blogs will be helpful. As you all know, Stormwater runoff causes erosion and flooding, picking up industrial pollutants, oils, sediments etc., especially from the urban areas, impacting waterways. These impacts include changes in hydrology and water quality, increased […]