The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Water (DOW) provides a public notice process for Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) and other wastewater permits, Water Quality Certifications (WQC), State Planning and Environmental Assessment Reports (SPEARs) and environmental findings associated with State Revolving Fund (SRF) funded projects.
DEP will provide interested parties and citizens an interactive public notice process. Features of this new process include the following:
- A web-based searchable system that provides daily updates on actions being public noticed by DEP.
- E-mail notification to those interested parties listed on DOW's public notice distribution lists for each draft KPDES permit being public noticed.
- A unique e-mail address for submission of comments by interested parties.
These Web site improvements will allow the public to search by a variety of criteria including agency interest number, agency interest name, county, municipality and type milestone change.
To access the public notice system, simply click on the appropriate link below to search for actions:
Each of these links has been set to provide a list of actions within the last 30 days for KPDES permits, Water Quality Certifications, and SRF funded projects and within the last 40 days for SPEARs. You may expand the search by changing the number of days in the "Activity with Documents Made Available in Last #Days:" field to a number other than 30 or 40. The public notice period for a particular action will expire at the close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on the last day of the notice.
For approval of Socioeconomic Demonstrations and Alternative Analysis (SDAAs) for KPDES Coal General Permit coverages, the notice will expire 15 calendar days from the date of posting. For KPDES individual permits, other wastewater permits and Water Quality Certifications, the public notice will close 30 calendar days from the date of posting. For SPEARs, the public notice will close 40 calendar days from the date of posting.
Interested parties desiring to make comments may do so by submitting them electronically to the following e-mail address DOWPublicNotice@ky.gov or by submitting written comments to the public notice coordinator, Division of Water, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, 4th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601.
More information regarding public notice comment procedures.