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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose regulations requiring natural gas processing plants to start reporting emissions of toxic chemicals they release in response to an environmental justice lawsuit brought by the Environmental Integrity Project and nine partner organizations which sued the agency in January 2015 following its October 2012 petition. The EPA estimates […]

DAQ Releases 2014 Annual Report

The Kentucky Division of Air Quality (DAQ) 2014 Annual Report was recently added to the KDEP website.  The report was printed in September and includes a wealth of information about air programs and air quality in the Commonwealth.  I like to use these annual reports to monitor trends in inspections, permitting, monitoring, and pollutants.  Items […]

TRI Reporting

EPCRA Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting season is approaching.  For those companies who have to report, reports are due annually no later than July 1 for the prior calendar year.  Each year I encounter small businesses which struggle to understand applicability of this regulation to their facilities and to chemicals they use, import, […]

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, […]

KYDEP TRI Analysis for 2012 Reporting Year

The study of annual reporting data by Kentucky industries indicates a continued reduction in toxic environmental releases in 2012, according to KY DEP. In 2012, there were a total of 431 facilities in Kentucky and 154 chemicals were reported. According to the report, over 89 percent of the amount of TRI chemicals reported were related to recycling, […]

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