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About KPPC - Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
Established in 1994, KPPC is a state-mandated technical assistance resource center. As part of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville, KPPC has the resources, expertise and experienced engineering and technical staff to help Kentucky’s businesses, industries and other organizations stay environmentally sustainable and competitive. KPPC has been recognized at both state and national levels as a Center of Excellence.
KPPC engineers work with clients to provide customized technical services that help lower operating costs by reducing waste and improving efficiency. The Center has conducted more than 800 workshops, seminars and training sessions, and more than 40,000 attendees have benefited from these learning opportunities. KPPC’s on-site assessments have helped nearly 800 Kentucky businesses and organizations improve environmental performance and lower operating costs.
Service Results of Core Funding
KPPC receives 20 percent of the Hazardous Waste Management Fund (HWMF) annually to provide the Center’s core services for businesses, industries and other organizations. As required by KRS 224.46-580(13)(c), KPPC submits a biennial report to the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet detailing its expenditures and results of the technical services provided with HWMF monies. The HWMF assessment fee is authorized under KRS 224.46-580(8) and is assessed on generators of hazardous waste. In order to keep a minimum balance of $1.8 million in the HWMF, the General Assembly also authorized the Cabinet to transfer money from the Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund in any fiscal year where assessment fees collected total less than $1.8 million.
KPPC’s CORE SERVICES ARE:
FREE – KPPC’s core services are free to Kentucky businesses, industries and organizations, with funding provided through the Kentucky Hazardous Waste Management Fund.
CONFIDENTIAL – Work that KPPC does for its clients is strictly confidential. KPPC will not share, distribute or otherwise divulge any information about its clients, their activities or any on-site assessment results without the client’s permission.
NON-REGULATORY – KPPC does not enforce environmental regulations, nor does KPPC provide guidance on environmental regulations or other environmental compliance issues. KPPC’s recommendations are non-binding.