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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 H​​earings​​​ and 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.​ The hearings and notices on this page provide opportunities to comment on pending decisions and permit actions.​

Oct.​ 25, 2023 at 10 AM ET: Base Year Emissions Inventory for Henderson-Webster Area

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet will conduct a virtual public hearing on Oct. 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). This hearing will be held to receive comments on Kentucky's Base Year Emissions Inventory for the partial counties of Henderson and Webster located within the Kentucky 2010 1-hour SO2 nonattainment area. The draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision provides an accurate base year emissions inventory for all sources of SO2 within the nonattainment area.

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 for Air Quality requests that oral comments presented at the hearing are also provided in written form, if possible. It is not necessary that the hearing be held or attended in order for persons to comment on the proposed SIP revision. If no request for a public hearing is received by Oct. 18, 2023, the hearing will be cancelled, and notice of the cancellation will be posted in this space. Written comments should be sent to the contact person below and must be received by Oct. 25, 2023, to be considered part of the public record.

Please note that registration is required to participate in this hearing.​​ You must either email your name and mailing address to or mail this information to Claire Oyler, Division for Air Quality, 300 Sower Building, 2nd Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. Please put “Registration for comment on the base year emissions inventory for the partial counties of Henderson and Webster public hearing” as the subject line, and state in the body of the message if you plan to speak during the hearing.​

CONTACT PERSON: Claire Oyler, Division for Air Quality, 300 Sower Building, 2nd Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601; email ​

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​
​Facility Name
​Draft Permit
​Comment Period
​Public Notice
​Supporting Documents
​Owensboro Riverport Authority -
Harbor Road Terminal
​Start Date: 9-21-23
End Date: 10-21-23
​Public Notice
​Statement of Basis and Summary
​Summit Polymers
​Start Date: 9-22-23
End Date: 10-22-23
Public Notice
​​Statement of Basis and Summary
​Rebel Smoke
​Start Date: 9-25-23
End Date: 10-25-23
​Public Notice
​​Statement of Basis and Summary