KY Department for Environmental Protection

Search Online FAQs

  1. What information is available to me through search?
  2. What is an agency interest (AI)?
  3. What is an Agency Interest Identification Number (AI ID)
  4. What is an active permit?
  5. What is the difference between a permit and a certificate of coverage?
  6. What is a permit number?
  7. What is an SIC Code?
  8. How can I view SIC codes and the section of industry they represent?
  9. Where can I find more information about DEP?
  10. What is meant by "start" and "end" dates for permits and certificates of coverage?
  11. Where can I find more information about other Kentucky State agencies?
  12. What is JSON?
  13. What is a JSON API?

  1. What information is available to me through search? Search provides general information about agency interests (AIs) including permitting and compliance activities.
  2. What is an agency interest (AI)? An agency interest is a person, place, or operation of interest to DEP. An agency interest is generally a location such as a site or facility that is regulated by DEP.
  3. What is an Agency Interest Identification Number (AI ID) An Agency Interest Identification Number (AI ID) is a unique identifier assigned to each agency interest.
  4. What is an active permit? An active permit is a permit that (1) has effective dates that have not expired and (2) contains limitations and requirements that an agency interest must comply with as a condition to conduct a requested activity.
  5. What is the difference between a permit and a certificate of coverage under a general permit? Permit Coverage is granted to agency interests requesting authority to operate under a General Permit. General Permits are issued for a specific activity instead of for a specific agency interest. Examples of issued General Permits are Storm Water Baseline, Storm Water Construction, coal mining, individual home units, confined animal feeding operations, and wood preserving.  Permit coverage under a general permit is used by the KPDES and air programs.  An Individual Permit is issued to a specific agency interest with limitations and requirements that are specific to the agency interest's unique circumstances. These permits are applicable only to the facilities for which they were created.
  6. What is a permit number? A permit number is an identifier assigned by DEP for an agency interest's permit. While an agency interest has a single Agency Interest Identifier, it may have multiple permit numbers.
  7. What is an SIC Code? An SIC Code is a Standard Industrial Classification number developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the U.S. Department of Labor. You may click here for a link to search for an SIC Code
  8. How can I view SIC codes and the section of industry they represent? Click on the following link to access the official site: OSHA's SIC Page.
  9. Where can I find more information about DEP? You may go to the DEP's web site by selecting the DEP link at the top of any page in this application or going to http://dep.ky.gov
  10. What is meant by "start" and "end" dates for permits and certificates of coverage? The start date for a permit or certificate of coverage is the day the permit conditions become effective. The end date is the day the permit conditions are no longer in effect.
  11. Where can I find more information about other Kentucky State agencies? By clicking on the following link  http://www.KY.gov.
  12. What is JSON?  JSON is short for JavaScript Object Notation, and is a way to store information in an organized, easy-to-access manner. JSON provides a human-readable collection of data that we can access in a really logical manner.
  13. What is a JSON API?  API is short for Application Programming Interface, and provides a framework for computer programmers to develop software. In short, an API allows software programs and components to communicate with each other. In this case, it's a way for programmers to access JSON data sets from our computer systems. The JSON data set might be a list of facilities, training classes, etc... Instead of going to a webpage for agency data, it may be accessed directly using the JSON API. The difference is that the JSON data set contains only specific data requested by the API settings, instead of an entire web page which includes pictures, formatting, and other text found on the web page.

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