2019 Annual Report Released
The Division for Air Quality's FY 2019 annual report is now available for viewing. The new report is entirely digital and utilizes ArcGIS and Esri's "Story Mapping" platform. Check it out here:
Informational Sessions Postponed
On Sept. 6, 2019, the Division for Air Quality provided advance notice of proposed changes to 401 KAR 50:038, amending fees for the air quality program.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the Division is canceling all informational sessions. However, the Division encourages all stakeholders to submit comments and feedback on the proposed amendment. The Division would like to receive all feedback by November 15, 2019.
- Sept. 19, 6 - 8 PM ET: EEC Training Room A, 300 Sower Blvd. Frankfort, KY: CANCELED
- Sept. 24, 6 - 8 PM CT: Lake Cumberland ADD, 2384 Lakeway Dr., Russell Springs, KY: CANCELED
- Sept. 26, 6 - 8 PM CT: Madisonville Community College, 750 Laffoon St., Madisonville, KY: CANCELED
- Oct. 1, 6 - 8 PM ET: Hazard City Hall, 700 Main St., Hazard, KY: CANCELED
- Oct. 3, 6 - 8 PM ET: Greenup Co. Extension Office, 35 Wurtland Ave., Greenup, KY: CANCELED
- Oct. 10, 6 - 8 PM ET: Northern KY ADD, 22 Spiral Dr., Florence, KY: CANCELED
Comments and questions can be submitted to DAQRegulations@ky.gov .
Ozone Season is May 1 - Sept. 30
For a handful of Kentucky counties, outdoor burning is restricted to protect air quality during ozone season, which begins May 1 and lasts through Sept. 30. The open burning of household rubbish, brush, tree limbs, leaves and natural growth from land clearing are not permitted in Boone, Boyd, Bullitt, Campbell, Kenton, Oldham and Lawrence (partial) counties during this time. For more information, read the ozone season press release.
Air Quality Awareness Week, April 29 - May 3
For this year's Air Quality Awareness Week, division staff traveled to Paducah to talk with Hooked on Science's Jason Lindsey about air monitoring in Kentucky. Watch the video on our Facebook page.
Easy-to-Use Air Permit Application Forms Available
The Division for Air Quality recently revamped some two dozen forms used by permitted facilities in the Commonwealth. The updated forms have the same names as the old forms but are easier to use, and each is accompanied by its own instruction sheet.
In addition to the updated forms, new forms have been created for specific sources such as haul roads, engines, and control equipment.
“July 1, 2019, is the deadline for facilities to start using these new and updated forms,” said DAQ director Melissa Duff. “We encourage permit holders to start using them as soon as possible because the old forms will not be accepted after that date.”
The updated forms include 21 permit application forms and three compliance-related forms. All of the forms are in the “DEP7007” series.
The new forms are available online at the division’s new Air Permitting Forms & Information page
. These and many other forms can also be found in the Department for Environmental Protection’s Forms Library
. A new search function allows you to type in any keyword or form number to quickly and easily locate specific forms and instructions.
Land, Air, & Water
Read about the Division for Air Quality in the EEC's webzine, Land, Air, & Water.
Protecting Air Quality with a Unique Camera
Detecting Volatile Organic Compounds
Raising the Flag for Air Quality
Asbestos Detectives: Preparing the Capital Plaza Tower for Safe Demolition
Braving the Weather for Air Data
Students Design Air Quality Solutions
Teaching About Air Quality with Electric Cars