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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.​


Paducah McCracken County Joint Sewer Agency Facility Plan

Paducah McCracken County Joint Sewer Agency, 621 Northview Street Paducah, Kentucky 42001 has drafted a 20-year Regional Facilities Plan (RFP) containing wastewater requirements for collection and treatment and its cost, within the planning area, as described therein, to be served. Interested citizens may obtain further information including copies of the draft RFP by contacting John Hodges at the above address or by calling (270) 575-0056 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 4 p.m. at 621 Northview Street Paducah, Kentucky 42001. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the draft plan and its contents, specifically the alternatives, project cost, financing sources, user charges and hook up/tap on fee. This project may affect sewer rates.


New General Permit (KYG67) for Hydrostatic Test Water Discharges

The Division of Water has drafted a new general permit for discharges of hydrostatic test water from new facilities, unused facilities, and from used facilities which have been used for the transportation or storage of natural gas, crude oil, or liquid or gaseous petroleum hydrocarbons. Comments are being solicited on the referenced draft Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) general permit. Copies of the draft permit and fact sheet may be viewed below. Persons wishing to comment on the proposed action are invited to submit comments to the Division of Water. Comments must be received by the Division of Water no later than 4:30 PM EST on the closing date of the comment period, which is March 14, 2024. Comments may be submitted by e-mail at: or written comments may be submitted to the Division of Water at 300 Sower Blvd, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.


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.​​​​​​

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