The Kentucky DEP is committed to providing public access to environmental information. Our agency believes that keeping citizens informed enhances achievement of our goal of environmental protection.
The Cabinet's continuing investment in information technology facilitates its mission of environmental stewardship. Search Online provides a comprehensive view of DEP's regulated community (agency interests) and their activities, by allowing the public access to information about permitting and compliance activities within the scope of DEP.
The information found in Search Online is for informational purposes only and is updated on a regular basis from our production system. While the Department makes reasonable efforts to maintain the data accurately and in a timely manner, Search Online is not a legal substitute for the official administrative files of the Department and will from time to time contain information that is not as complete as the information contained in the full administrative file of the agency. Additionally, typographical errors may occur in the transcription of written or typed information into the Search Online database; therefore, care should be taken to confirm the information in the database with information in the agency's administrative files. If any conflict exists between information contained in the Search Online database and the official administrative files of the Department, the official administrative files of the Department should be considered the official record. The Department has not fully implemented its electronic permitting, therefore some programs will contain no information in this database. Nor is the posting of information on Search Online intended to replace the traditional methods of publishing public notice of certain documents as required by State and Federal statutes and/or regulations. Search Online is intended to enhance the public's access to basic agency information.