The New E-Manifest

On January 3, 2018, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its new E-Manifest Rule that will become effective June 30, 2018. The rule is being promulgated to fulfill the directives set by Congress in its Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. 42 U.S.C. 6339(g). The rule authorizes EPA to implement a national electronic manifest system […]

FY 2018 Brownfield Assessment Grants

On September 19, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2018 guidelines for brownfield grant applicants to apply for a portion of the $50 million available for 2018 grant funding.  Brownfields are defined as “a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a […]

5 EPA Brownfield Grants to 4 KY Projects

According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) news release dated May 31, 2017, EPA has approved five grants for projects in four Kentucky communities to be used for brownfield assessments and cleanups. The grants total $900,000 and will be used to assist the communities develop vacant or underutilized Brownfield properties and to encourage […]

EPA Delegates Class II UIC to Kentucky

On March 21, 2017, the EPA delegated authority to administer the Underground Injection Control Class II well program to the Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas (DOG). Achieving primacy is the result of an effort by DOG that began in September of 2014.  Class II UIC wells are typically associated with the natural gas and […]

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, […]