Division of Water
Division of Water introduces interactive public notification system
The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Water (DOW) is announcing a change in the public notice notification system for Kentucky pollutant discharge elimination system (KPDES) and other wastewater permits, water quality certifications (WQCs) and state planning and environmental assessment reports (SPEARs). The new system will make permitting information available faster and will include greater detail.
Features of this new public notice system include:
• A web-based searchable system that provides daily updates on public notice actions by DEP.
• E-mail notification to those interested parties registered on DOW's public notice distribution lists for each draft KPDES permit being publicly noticed.
• A unique e-mail address for submission of comments.
These public notice notification system website 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, go to the DOW Public Notice page at http://www.water.ky.gov/NR/exeres/B452B236-9C94-48A8-8DDF-81684FA5A3B8,frameless.htm?NRMODE=Published and follow the instructions to search for actions within the last 30 days for KPDES permits and water quality certifications and within the last 40 days for SPEARs. The search period may be narrowed or expanded.
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 Analyses (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.
Final permits issued after June 25 will also be available through the revised searchable website.
Comments regarding public notices for permits, SDAAs, water quality certifications and SPEARs may be submitted electronically to DOWPublicNotice@ky.gov or written to Public Notice Coordinator, Division of Water, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, 4th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601.