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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.


The Martin County Water District (MCWD) Workgroup​

The Martin County Water District (MCWD) Workgroup will be meeting by videoconference on December 7, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT. 

EEC IT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Martin County Water District Quarterly Meeting
Time: Dec 7, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 820 9060 1303
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Comment period open on draft Statewide Bacteria TMDL report, Ohio River minor tributaries

The Kentucky Division of Water has opened a public comment period, June 22 through July 25, 2022, on a draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report that addresses bacteria impairments in minor tributary watersheds of the Ohio River. The report adds a new appendix (J) to the Kentucky Statewide Bacteria TMDL, a framework approved in 2019. Please see the announcement below for information on how to comment. Questions may be directed to Requests to be added to the email distribution list for these announcements in the future can also be directed to the same email address.​

Public Notice Announcement_Statewide Bacteria TMDL_J_Ohio Minor Tribs

Proposed_Draft_SWB_TMDL Appendix J Ohio Minor Tribs

 TMDL-Final KY Statewide TMDL for Bacteria Impaired Waters (Core Document)

 Kentucky Statewide Bacteria Fact Sheet​​

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

Please note: this comment period is now closed.

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

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.