If you are interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
- 46059BR – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST II –
- 46057BR – ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR –
Several New Changes to 2016 Guidelines
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2016)— The statewide fish consumption advisory has been revised due to levels of mercury found in fish samples from Kentucky waters, the Kentucky Departments for Public Health, Environmental Protection, and Fish and Wildlife Resources announced today.
Fish consumption advisories are intended to advise the public of potential adverse health problems that may result from eating fish caught from a particular area. An advisory does not ban eating fish; it is a guide to help citizens reduce risk and make informed decisions about eating fish from Kentucky waters.
(Feb. 11, 2016) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires for landscaping. Grant funds may be used to purchase crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects.
Grant funding comes from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, an endowment established in 1998 by the Kentucky General Assembly to receive fees collected from new tire sales. The applicant will provide match funding equal to at least 25 percent of the project cost.
The Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) is publishing to public notice, in accordance with 401 KAR 9:010, the proposed water quality certification of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Letter of Permission (LOP) for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). This regulation requires that the cabinet give public notice of a receipt of a complete application being set forth for certification. The LOP used by the U.S. Army Corps allows for qualifying projects to be excluded from individual public notice under the assumption that all projects by KYTC that meet the requirements of the LOP have been sufficiently public noticed.
- 46119BR – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV –
Reinforces Kentucky’s position regarding clean power plan
Frankfort, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2016) In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Energy and Environment Cabinet is deferring its plans to conduct listening sessions on the rulemaking and gather input on compliance options. The Supreme Court’s decision reinforces the position Kentucky and the other 25 petitioning states have regarding the CPP.