On Thursday, May 7th, a 60 day public comment period opened for the 2014 draft listing of impaired waters focused on two Western Kentucky watersheds. Specifically, the Green River and Tradewater River basin management units are the focus of new impairment listings for the 2014 303(d) list. Included on this list are tributaries of Floyds […]
In a decision on March 24th, the Ohio Supreme Court effectively declared that the Ohio EPA cannot enforce certain limitations found in many Ohio NPDES permits. The ruling in the Fairfield County v. Nally case invalidated NPDES permit discharge limits that were established due to Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in adjacent streams. The Court […]
EPA approved KY Division of Water’s (KDOW) Floyds Fork Bacteria TMDL this September. This report, prepared by KDOW, addresses impairments in 18 stream segments that make them impaired for the primary contact recreation (swimming) and secondary contact recreation (boating and wading) designated uses in the Floyds Fork Watershed which is located in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, […]
Kentucky’s Division of Water and Division of Compliance Assistance have created an informational TOOL KIT to provide a basic understanding of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program.
On Monday, January 13, 2014, the Government Accountability Office released a report on the National TMDL program calling for new EPA regulations and a Congressional revision of the Clean Water Act. The report specifically calls for new regulations of non-point source pollution which would impact stakeholders such as farmers and land developers. The Government Accountability […]