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​Public Participation

Public participation is an important part of air quality management. This page provides information about upcoming air quality-related public hearings as well as public notices about draft air permit applications and how to comment on them.

Public Hearings

CANCELLED: Nov. 30, 2020 at 10 AM EST

1997 8-Hour Ozone Second 10-Year Limited Maintenance Plans

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has cancelled the virtual public hearing previously scheduled for November 30, 2020.  No requests for the public hearing were received. Written comments on the proposed plans can still be made through November 30 (see instructions below).

In accordance to 40 CFR 51.102, the Cabinet is making these proposed plans available for public inspection and comment. The proposed plans can be found below:

The public comment period will be open from October 29, 2020 through November 30, 2020. Comments should be submitted in writing to the contact person by either mail or email. CONTACT PERSON: Ashlee Smither, Environmental Scientist II, Evaluation Section, Division for Air Quality, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone: (502) 782-4716; Email: ashlee.smither@ky.gov.


Dec. 2, 2020 at 10 AM EST

Title V Air Emission Fees

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet will conduct a virtual public hearing on December 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The public hearing can be accessed at the following website address: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/729436581 or can be accessed by phone: +1 (669) 224-3412 using access code 729-436-581.

Pursuant to 401 KAR 50:038, Air emissions fee, the Division for Air Quality has the authority to collect Title V air emissions fees necessary to fund the state air permit program. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments on establishing the appropriate Title V air emissions fee necessary to cover all reasonable costs of administering the permit program.

This hearing is open to the public and all interested persons will be given the opportunity to present testimony. To assure that all comments are accurately recorded, the Division requests that oral comments presented at the hearing also be provided in written form, if possible. To be considered part of the hearing record, comments must be received by the close of the hearing. Comments should be sent to the contact person below.

CONTACT PERSON: Kelly Lewis, Program Planning Branch, Division for Air Quality, 2nd Floor, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone (502) 782-6687; E-mail Kelly.Lewis@ky.gov.


Public Notices

Public comments offer citizens opportunities to provide input on air quality decision-making. The Clean Air Act and Kentucky statutes include provisions for public input on proposed regulation changes, network plans, state implementation plans, and air permit applications and renewals.

Permit Public Notices

The table below lists pending air permits posted for public comment, along with the deadline for providing comments to the Division for Air Quality. 

  • The AI (Agency Interest) is a unique number assigned to permitted facilities in Kentucky.
  • The facility name links to the department’s eSearch database, where you can learn more about the facility.
  • The AFS (Air Facility System) is the federally-issued plant ID number.  
  • The permit number links to the draft permit.
  • The public notice contains information on how to provide public comment on the draft permit.
  • The public comment period is the 30-day timeline for providing public comments to the division. Although public notices may also be published in local newspapers, the date of posting on this website is the official start of the public comment period and determines when the comment period ends.
  • Additional supporting documents may include:
    • Summary
    • Statement of basis
    • Permit application
    • Modeling
​AI
​Facility Name
​County
​AFS
​Draft Permit
​Comment Period
​Public Notice
​Supporting Documents
​37012
​Morgan Smith Industries
​Adair
​21-001-00035
​F-20-017
​Start Date: 10-22-20
End Date: 11-21-20
​Public Notice
​Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​6142
​Toyota Boshoku Kentucky
​Mercer
​21-167-00026
F-20-018
Start Date: 10-23-20
End Date: 11-22-20​
Public Notice
Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​1646
​AGC Automotive Americas
​Hardin
​21-093-00090
​F-20-021
​Start Date: 10-26-20
End Date: 11-25-20
Public Notice
​Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​812
​Infiltration Water Technologies
​Clark
​21-049-00042
F-19-004 R3

​Start Date: 10-30-20
End Date: 11-29-20
​Public Notice
Statement of Basis
Summary
Application
​1898
​Modern Welding Company
​Hopkins
​21-107-00138
​F-20-038
​Start Date: 11-9-20
End Date: 12-9-20
​Public Notice
Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​39388
​Cabinetworks Group Mt. Sterling
​Montgomery
​21-173-00025
​V-20-014
​Start Date: 11-9-20
End Date: 12-9-20
​Public Notice
Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​122899
​Westlake Chemical OpCo LP
​Marshall
​21-157-00080
V-20-022
​Start Date: 11-10-20
End Date: 12-10-20
Public Notice
​Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​2737
​Lafarge Aggregates Illinois
​Livingston
​21-139-00006
F-20-034
​Start Date: 11-13-20
End Date: 12-13-20
Public Notice
Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​165516
​Quality One Steel Design Inc
​Shelby
​21-211-00078
F-20-028
​Start Date: 11-17-20
End Date: 12-17-20
​Public Notice
​Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​1460
​Steel Technologies LLC
​Gallatin
​21-077-00021
V-17-015 R2
​Start Date: 11-19-20
End Date: 12-19-20
Public Notice
Statement of Basis
Summary
Application
​1829
​Pittsburg Tank & Tower
​Henderson
​21-101-00132
F-20-030
​Start Date: 11-19-20
End Date: 12-19-20
​Public Notice
Statement of Basis & Summary
Application
​107007
​Amcor Flexibles LLC
​Shelby
​21-211-00054
V-20-019
​Start Date: 11-19-20
End Date: 12-19-20

Public Notice
​Statement of Basis & Summary
Application