EPA & DAQ Host Public Meeting in Calvert City
Officials Discuss Findings in Air Monitoring Study & Risk Assessment
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Division for Air Quality hosted an in-person and virtual public meeting to provide information about the Calvert City air toxics monitoring study and risk assessment. The in-person meeting was held at the Calvert City Library at 6 PM CST on Feb. 13, 2024. Visit the EPA's Calvert City Air Monitoring web page for the risk assessment report and supporting documents.
EPA Approves Redesignation of Northern KY
Boone, Kenton, & Campbell counties now meeting ozone standard
(Oct. 5, 2023) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published EPA’s approval of the Kentucky Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan, redesignating the Kentucky portion of the Cincinnati OH-KY 2015 8-Hour ozone NAAQS Nonattainment Area to Attainment. Read more about this redesignation in EPA's press release.
2023 Annual Report Released
The Division for Air Quality's FY 2023 annual report is now available for viewing. Check it out here:
2023 Network Plan Available
The 2023 Kentucky Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan has been released. This plan details the locations, sampling equipment, and operating parameters of Kentucky's air monitoring network for Fiscal Year 2023.
Canadian Wildfire Smoke: Learn More
Smoke from Canadian wildfires has visited the Commonwealth on and off throughout this summer, causing hazy skies and poor air quality in some areas. AirNow's Smoke and Fire Map is a great place to go to track smoke plumes and their impact on local air quality. You can track your local air quality at AirNow, and learn more about the Air Quality Index at https://www.airnow.gov/aqi/aqi-basics/.
It's Fire Hazard Season
Oct. 1 marks the start of the Fall Fire Hazard Season in the Commonwealth. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 30, outdoor burning within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland area is allowed only in the evening hours between 6 PM - 6 AM.
DIY Indoor Air Cleaner
DAQ educator Roberta Burnes demonstrates how you can build your own "Corsi-Rosenthal box" to filter particulate matter, mold, and dust from your indoor air effectively and affordably! Watch the video here.
Air Quality Awareness Week
celebration of Air Quality Awareness Week, Kentucky DAQ staff gave
a video tour of an air monitoring station in Lexington. Meet some of
our environmental scientists and find out how we track air pollution
across the commonwealth.
Online Asbestos Abatement Orientation
The option to attend the Division for Air Quality’s Asbestos Abatement Orientation online is now available. To register, please email email Emma Moreo. Include in the email a copy of your most recent EPA Supervisor training certificate. Please note that the online orientation instructions will only be sent to an individual’s email address and not a company wide email address.
Land, Air, & Water
Read about the Division for Air Quality in the EEC's webzine, Land, Air, & Water.
"Smoke School" Prepares Air Quality Inspectors to Read Visible Emissions
Learn Before You Burn
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