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​Public Notices

The Division of Water (DOW) provides a public notice process for Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) and other wastewater permits, Water Quality Certifications (WQC), State Planning and Environmental Assessment Reports (SPEARs) and environmental findings associated with State Revolving Fund (SRF) funded projects through documents for Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI). 
DOW provides interested parties and citizens an interactive public notice process. Features of this new process include the following:
  • A web-based searchable system that provides daily updates on actions being public noticed by Department for Environmental Protection.
  • E-mail notification to those interested parties listed on DOW's public notice distribution lists for each draft KPDES permit being public noticed.
  • A unique e-mail address for submission of comments by interested parties.
These 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.

Current Public Notices​​

Draft Statewide Bacteria TMDL reports, 30-day comment period open

The Kentucky Division of Water has opened a 30-day comment period on two draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports that address bacteria impairments in streams within the Big Sandy River, Little Sandy River, Tygarts Creek, and Kentucky River basins. The reports add new appendices within the Kentucky Statewide Bacteria TMDL, a framework approved in 2019. Please see the announcement below for information on how to comment. If you have questions, please email

Caveland Environmental Authority Facility Plan

Caveland Environmental Authority is conducting a public hearing concerning the submission of the facility plan titled, “Caveland Environmental Authority, Inc., Regional Facility Plan, March 2021” to the Kentucky Division of Water, Water Infrastructure Branch to fulfill the requirement for the Wastewater Planning Requirements for Regional Planning Agencies, 401 KAR 5:006.

The hearing will occur on July 15, 2021 at 11:00 am CST vial teleconference.  Please refer to the attached public announcement for the meeting agenda and invitation.

Draft 2018/2020 303(d) list, 60-day comment period open

The Kentucky Division of Water has opened a 60-day comment period on the draft 2018/2020 303(d) list of impaired waters. A dedicated public notice website is available to view the draft 303(d) list, new listings, proposed delistings, waters with completed total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), and the 305(b) list. Spreadsheets and interactive maps with video tutorials are available through this site. Links to assessment summaries and TMDL documents are available through the map dashboards or in the provided spreadsheets. If you have questions, please email

FINAL_303d Public Notice 20210602.pdf

303(d) List Public Notice Website

2021 Triennial Review Comment Period and Listening Session

The public notice document below contains information on the 60-day comment period and listening session for the Triennial Review of water quality standards found in 401 KAR Chapter 10. The listening session will be by videoconference on June 22, 2021 at 6 PM EST. If you have questions, please email

Triennial Review Public Notice 

Triennial Review Presentation 

Kentucky Utilities - E. W. Brown Generating Station 

Search Public Notices
To access the public notice system, simply click on the appropriate link below to search for actions:
Each of these links has been set to provide a list of actions within the last 30 days.  You may expand the search by changing the number of days in the "Activity with Documents Made Available in Last #Days:" field to a number other than 30. 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 Analysis (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, Water Quality Certifications, and FONSIs the public notice will close 30 calendar days from the date of posting.
Learn more information regarding public notice comment procedures.

​Interested parties desiring to make comments may do so by emailing to: 

or by mailing written comments to the:

Public Notice Coordinator,
Division of Water
300 Sower Blvd, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601