Tag: kpdes


Wastewater Discharges from Wine Industry

Although Kentucky is most famous for bourbon, the wine industry has a growing presence in the Commonwealth and is gaining recognition internationally – in fact, a Western Kentucky winery won Winemaker of the Year at a recent international wine competition. According to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), there are currently 70 wineries in Kentucky […]


Changes Coming to KPDES Application Fees

The KPDES application filing fee, established by law in KRS 224.70-120, previously required the applicant to submit 20% of the individual permit fee with the application. The fees are identified in 401 KAR 5:310 Section 1 as:  Major Industry – $7,000 Minor Industry – $4,500 Non-Process Industry – $2,200 Large Non-POTW – $3,700 Intermediate Non-POTW […]


Class I certified Wastewater Operator Exemption for Home Owners

One item in Smith Management Group’s March 21, 2017 Legislative Update caught my attention: Senate Bill 249, in which the Energy and Environment Cabinet proposed to eliminate the wastewater treatment certification requirement for home units. The bill passed both the House and the Senate and was signed by Governor Bevin on March 27, 2017. A […]


Upcoming Change to NetDMR Reporting

NetDMR is a web-based application that allows KPDES permittees to enter and electronically submit Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) data to the USEPA. Although NetDMR is operated by the USEPA, it wasn’t originally developed for federal use. NetDMR was initially designed by states and, in 2009, adapted by EPA for national use. Starting in January 2014, […]


Tis the reporting season!

Tis the semi-annual monitoring report season! Many facilities with KPDES general wastewater discharge permits and/or with air permits have semi -annual reports due on July 28 (DMRs) or July 30 (SAMRs). KPDES Discharge Monitoring Reporting (DMRs) for general industrial stormwater permit KYR00 have a semi-annual reporting deadline of January 28 and July 28. To help […]