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Division of Compliance Assistance
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

Are you regulated by the Department for Environmental Protection? Do you have questions about a permit or regulation? If so, the Division of Compliance Assistance has a program that can help you get the answers you seek.

The Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (ECAP) has staff available to answer your environmental compliance questions relating to air, water and waste issues. Our staff is available to answer your questions by calling 502-782-6189 or via e-mail. ECAP staff offer a variety of services to help you meet and exceed your environmental compliance responsibilities.

  • Site visits to assess your compliance status
  • One-on-one application assistance
  • Help with emissions calculations
  • Enforcement discretion when working with ECAP
  • Ombudsman services
  • Help with pollution prevention and sustainability
  • Help understanding Kentucky environmental regulations
  • Problem-solving technical issues relating to processes or controls
  • Tools and resources to help assess your compliance status and understand regulations
  • Regulatory and compliance training

Quick Reference Resources

Use the drop down below to find commonly used fact sheets and resources. Additional resources may be accessed on the Helpful Resources page.


Small Business logoNational Small Business Environmental Assistance

ECAP is also a proud member of the Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs. As a part of this nationwide network, we are especially interested in aiding small businesses and communities with their compliance responsibilities. We know that small businesses and small communities often do not have the resources or staff to understand and comply with all of their environmental responsibilities. Therefore, these regulated entities are given priority for our detailed level of service.

Environmental Leaders

For those regulated entities that are going beyond compliance to environmental stewardship, we encourage your participation in KY EXCEL and also provide recognition through our annual awards program.



Have questions about compliance with environmental regulations? E-mail us at or call our hotline below.