Tag: Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection

DEP's Strategic Operational Plan is Published

Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has published its annual Strategic Operational Plan for State Fiscal Year 2015.  Find it here.

Burn Ban Advice

This week’s storm littered my property with fallen limbs.  That in addition to routine spring yard cleanup can generate a large brush pile.  Prior to lighting that pile, beware about restrictions to open burning.  Burning yard waste is permitted in some areas, but seasonal restrictions kick in for many area counties beginning May 1 and […]

Continued Reduction of Toxic Environmental Releases in Kentucky

Kentucky industries show continued reduction of toxic environmental releases The EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program requires notification from a wide range of industries that produce or handle listed toxic chemicals above reporting thresholds. Currently there are 593 chemicals and 30 chemical categories covered under the program. The affected industries must report annually releases, transfers, […]

111(d) Comment Period is Closing Soon

On March 10th comments for EPA’s Clean Air Act Section 111(b) rule are due.  Section 111(b) pertains to new power plants.  EPA proposed the changes on September 20th, 2013.  However, due to the government shutdown and other reasons, the proposal was not published in the Federal Register until January 8th, 2014. According to Kentucky’s Department of […]