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Division of Environmental Program Support

The Division of Environmental Program Support (DEPS) is comprised of three branches:

1.  Environmental Services Branch -- provides centralized laboratory testing for the Department for Environmental Protection.  Testing supports the department's programs that assess the environmental status of the Commonwealth. These programs include underground storage tanks, groundwater monitoring, Superfund sites, permits and compliance, enforcement, air toxics, and monitoring of rivers, lakes and streams. The nature and extent of pollutants are determined from analyzing samples from air, drinking water, ambient water, wastewater (sewage), sediments/soils, fish, chemicals and wastes. These samples are tested to measure levels of minerals, metals, nutrients, pesticides, herbicides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other priority pollutants.

Contact Information:
Environmental Services Branch
100 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-6120, ext. 4530
Fax: 502-564-8930
E-mail: Jessica.Vansickel@ky.gov


2.  Environmental Response Branch -- coordinates the activities of the department's Environmental Response Team (ERT).  For more information on the ERT, visit their Web site.

3.  Administrative Support Branch -- provides centralized coordination for internal support functions for the department. The branch is responsible for coordination of activities involving personnel actions, budgeting, mail delivery and facilities maintenance.

4. Information Management Branch -- coordinates the activities of the department's technology needs including, but not limited to, application development and database management.