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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

Kentucky Utilities - E. W. Brown Generating Station 
A virtual public hearing will be conducted on August 27th, 2020 12pm - 3pm EDT.  The public comment period ends on September 15, 2020.

City of Nicholasville Facility Plan

A public meeting to discuss the City of Nicholasville’s 20-year draft facility plan, titled “May 28, 2020, City of Nicholasville Facility Plan, Jessamine County, Kentucky” is scheduled for September 21, 2020 at 5:00pm, via video conference, see attached public announcement.  The 30-day public comment period started on August 20, 2020 and continues through September 21, 2020.

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

Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Notice is hereby given that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Kentucky has adopted drinking water regulations for the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions, Filter Backwash Recycling Rule, and Revised Total Coliform Rule.