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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.​


Draft 2024 303(d) List and 2022-2032 303(d) Prioritization Framework, 60-day comment period open

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has opened a 60-day comment period on the draft 2024 303(d) list of impaired waters as required by KRS 224.70-150.  Accompanying this public notice is a draft of Kentucky’s 2022-2032 303(d) and Impaired Waters Prioritization Framework, also open for public comment.  Comments received by email or mail must be dated or postmarked no later than June 15, 2024. Please see the announcement or website for information on how to comment.  If you have questions, please email


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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