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New Clean Water Rule

Clean-Water-Rule-pictureClean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities and the Economy

In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule on May 27, 2015 to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.

Protection for about 60 percent of the nation’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands has been confusing and complex as  the result of Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006. The Clean Water Rule protects streams and wetlands that are scientifically shown to have the greatest impact on downstream water quality.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are ensuring that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined, more predictable, easier for businesses and industry to understand, and consistent with the law and the latest science.

Learn more about this important new Rule at the EPA’s website and how it can help protect our streams and wetlands.

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Strength Through Innovation Workshop – June 16th

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Join us for a valuable workshop on June 16, 2015!
Strength Through Innovation: Economy, Energy and Environment Strategies for Kentucky Industries”

To be competitive in today’s global marketplace, businesses must look at their processes critically to ensure that they are efficient, innovative and sustainable.  This workshop will focus on helping manufacturers advance efforts to use lean, clean and energy efficient practices to conserve energy, reduce environmental impacts, preserve jobs and enhance overall competitiveness.

What You Will Learn
• Creating efficient processes through LEAN- a business model that identifies non-value added activities (waste) while focusing on rapid, continual improvement in cost, quality, service, and delivery
• Increasing your bottom line and reducing waste through efficiency
• Integrating LEAN, energy and environmental efforts into your operations
• Successful sustainability programs
• Technical assistance resources and recognition opportunities

Who Should Attend?
• Facility Engineers
• Plant Managers
• Operations Managers
• Energy Managers
• Environmental Health & Safety Managers

To promote lean, clean and sustainable business practices in Kentucky, one No-Cost facility assessment will be awarded to a qualified attendee of this workshop.  See the required qualifications to apply for the assessment award on the workshop registration page.

Tuesday –  June. 16, 2015 –  9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT

DEP Training Center 300 Fair Oaks Lane Frankfort, KY 40601

Registration: 8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT

Fees:  $15 per person General  Admission  – $10 per person KY EXCEL members
Workshop cost includes light continental breakfast and lunch.

Register Today! 

Register Online  – Registration deadline:  June 11

Do you have questions or comments?  E-mail us at envhelp@ky.gov or call  800-926-8111.

The Workshop is sponsored by: Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, Advantage Kentucky Alliance and the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance. 

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