KYTC & Federal Highway Officials hold Air Quality Conference- Free Conference Open to Public on June 13, 2006
FRANKFORT, KY – (June 7, 2006) The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is co-hosting the third biennial Air Quality Conference with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) June 13th. This conference will be held in the auditorium of the Transportation Cabinet Office Building in Frankfort and is open to the public.
This conference provides an opportunity for air quality professionals to discuss complex issues with other professionals and the public. The conference will address FHWA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy concerning air quality issues, such as the new SAFETEA-LU regulations, the new Particulate Matter Standards and Hot Spot Analysis, Modeling, Alternative Fuels, and new technology.
“Governor Fletcher has directed the KYTC to take a proactive approach in developing and initiating environmental and conservation initiatives throughout the cabinet,” said Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Air Quality plays an important role in the Cabinet’s vision for future economic growth and overall quality of life for all Kentuckians.”
There will be multiple exhibits including representatives from the Franklin County Health Department, the State Division for Air Quality, Kentuckiana Air Education (KAIRE), Lexington Mobility Office, OKI Regional Council of Governments, and the Ashland Area MPO. The Ashland Area MPO will also be providing hands-on demonstrations using segways (see attached picture). A tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery is included as part of the conference.
Speakers include national, regional, and local experts from FHWA, EPA, Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition (KCFC), State's Division for Air Quality (DAQ), the Louisville Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and several Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).
To register for this FREE conference go to: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/kydiv/conf.htm.