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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Compliance Assistance

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) exists to provide services that increase environmental knowledge and encourage behavioral changes. We do this to improve regulatory compliance, achieve exceptional performance and enhance the quality of Kentucky’s environment and communities.

Simplifying Compliance 

We will assist and educate regulated entities so they understand and can comply with their environmental obligations.


Living Greener, Growing Stronger 

We will assist, educate and encourage Kentucky’s citizens, communities and businesses so they make informed choices that value Kentucky’s environment and create healthier, stronger communities.


Certifying Professionals 

We will certify select environmental professionals to maximize appropriate actions and effective operations at regulated locations.  ​​​​​​​​



 Division Training Events

Course Name
Nov. 01, 2017

Barren River Area Development District
177 Graham Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Nov. 16, 2017

DEP Training Center​
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601​


 DEP Environmental Excellence Awards


​The DEP Environmental Excellence Award nomination period is now open.

Do you know an environmental leader? See more information on award categories and how to nominate on the DEP Awards webpage

All nominations must be received by Aug. 1, 2017.


 DEP eForms


Beginning Feb. 7, 2017, individuals submitting electronic notices or reports with a KY Department for Environmental Protection eForm will be required to have an account through Kentucky One Stop Business Portal.

The eForms may still be accessed through various avenues within the DEP regulatory programs, but all eForms are now available at new DEP eForms home page.

Click on the links below to access video modules that will help you understand the change, go step-by-step creating an account and submitting an eForm.

Changes with DEP eForms

​How to Create a One Stop Business Services Account

How to Find and Submit a DEP eForm