Main Menu

17th annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting & Reporting Conference


The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s environmental conference is the most complete and comprehensive permitting and reporting course offered in Kentucky. This course will provide you with the information needed to understand environmental permitting programs, while giving attendees the most current information on reporting issues facing the regulated community.

Several firm attorneys will be presenting at this year’s conference. Carolyn M. Brown, chair of the Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference Planning Committee, will provide the program overview each morning, as well as introduce each opening general session. Brown is chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources practice group.

  • Jack C. Bender is co-presenting “The New Proposed Definition of “Waters of the U.S.” – What’s the Impact?” This session will discuss the new proposal on defining "waters of the U.S.," how the proposal changes from "business as usual" and what it means to Kentucky. The session will also provide the private sector legal perspective and the Division of Water perspective on the proposal and how it could affect permitting for Kentucky facilities and operations.

  • Carolyn M. Brown is co-presenting the “Update on Kentucky Air Permitting Issues” workshop. This session will provide an update on air permitting developments in Kentucky, including staffing updates, status of electronic permitting project and major environmental issues such as implementation of GHG guidelines for existing power plants in Kentucky.

  • Jennifer J. Cave is co-presenting the “Environmental Implications for Plant Shutdowns” workshop. This session will cover how owners and operators can manage the permitting and reporting aspects of unit or plant shutdown, demolition and remediation. The workshop will examine air, water and waste permitting requirements and provide a discussion of key considerations for evaluation prior to mothballing or plant closure activities. In addition, permitting considerations relating to plant demolition and remediation will be analyzed.

  • Bradley E. Dillon is co-presenting the “Audits and Inspections” workshop. This session will review issues relating to internal audits and inspections. The following topics will be covered: review of requirements and provisions of Kentucky's Environmental Audit Privilege Statute; review of requirements and provisions of the EPA Audit Policy; tips for successful internal audits; and best practices for inspections.

  • Robin B. Thomerson will present “My Permit Just Arrived, What Should I Do Now?” This practical application session will cover approaches to implementing the permit and provide a useful structure for companies to follow when a new permit is received.

Event Details

What:  17th annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting & Reporting Conference

Where:  The Hilton Hotel Lexington
            369 W. Vine St.
            Lexington, KY 40507

When:  Aug. 19-20, 2014

Cost:  $995 for non-members; $795 for members

To register for this year’s conference, please contact Jamie Caligiuri at

Additional information on this year’s conference, including the full agenda, is available on the Kentucky Chamber website.


The Hilton Hotel Lexington

369 W. Vine St.

Lexington, KY 40507

Back to Page