apcd audit http://wfpl.org en Louisville Air Pollution Director Says First Phase of Agency's Reorganization is Nearly Complete http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-air-pollution-director-says-first-phase-agencys-reorganization-nearly-complete <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District is almost finished with the first phase of its restructuring.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:28:28 +0000 Erica Peterson 9119 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Air Pollution Director Says First Phase of Agency's Reorganization is Nearly Complete Louisville Air District's Reorganization Continues, Amid Concerns from Environmental Groups http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-air-districts-reorganization-continues-amid-concerns-environmental-groups <p>Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District is moving forward with <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-reorganizes-louisvilles-air-district-after-independent-audit-findings" target="_blank">its reorganization.</a></p><p>The APCD has been in some state of flux since August, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/after-critical-state-audit-louisvilles-air-pollution-district-whats-next" target="_blank">when both state and federal audits found problems with the way the agency collects and analyzes air quality data.</a> Since then, the APCD has been working to fix those issues and has also undertaken an extensive reorganization. That reorganization has meant that nearly all of the district’s employees have had to reapply for their jobs, and in some cases, job descriptions and requirements have been changed. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:29:01 +0000 Erica Peterson 8914 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Air District's Reorganization Continues, Amid Concerns from Environmental Groups Layoffs, Job Turnover Likely in Louisville's Air Pollution Control District Reorganization http://wfpl.org/post/layoffs-job-turnover-likely-louisvilles-air-pollution-control-district-reorganization <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The<a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140219/NEWS01/302190094/1008/news/Air-district-workers-must-reapply-for-their-jobs" target="_blank"> news last week</a> that the Air Pollution Control District would undergo reorganization in the wake of <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/168665087/2013-Louisville-KY-PM2-5-Lab-TSA-Report-Final-090913" target="_blank">several critical audits </a>sparked worries from the agency’s employees, as well as criticism from an environmental group that perceived the change as an attack on the </span>APCD’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pollution enforcement programs.</span></p><p>And now, new information has come to light about the number of potential jobs that could be eliminated in the shakeup. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:04:45 +0000 Erica Peterson 8724 at http://wfpl.org Layoffs, Job Turnover Likely in Louisville's Air Pollution Control District Reorganization Mayor Greg Fischer Reorganizes Louisville's Air District After Independent Audit Findings http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-reorganizes-louisvilles-air-district-after-independent-audit-findings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer says he plans to reorganize Louisville's Air Pollution Control District in the wake of two independent audits.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:32:24 +0000 Erica Peterson 8280 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer Reorganizes Louisville's Air District After Independent Audit Findings Louisville Air Pollution District Chief Resigns in Wake of Critical Audits http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-air-pollution-district-chief-resigns-wake-critical-audits <p>The executive director of Louisville&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/" target="_blank">Air Pollution Control District</a> has announced that she&rsquo;ll step down at the end of next month.</p><p>Lauren Anderson has been in charge of the district since August 2008. She&rsquo;s resigning amid several state audits that<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/after-critical-state-audit-louisvilles-air-pollution-district-whats-next" target="_blank"> found serious flaws in the district&rsquo;s air monitoring program</a>, and calls into question at least a year&mdash;and possibly several years&mdash;of the city&rsquo;s particulate and ozone monitoring data. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:56:18 +0000 Erica Peterson 7002 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Air Pollution District Chief Resigns in Wake of Critical Audits More Bad News for Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District http://wfpl.org/post/more-bad-news-louisville-s-air-pollution-control-district <p>Last month, a Kentucky Division for Air Quality <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/after-critical-state-audit-louisvilles-air-pollution-district-whats-next" target="_blank">audit </a>found that years of Louisville’s particulate pollution monitoring data was flawed. Now,<a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/168665087/2013-Louisville-KY-PM2-5-Lab-TSA-Report-Final-090913" target="_blank"> that finding has been confirmed</a> by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:23:41 +0000 Erica Peterson 6860 at http://wfpl.org More Bad News for Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the Air District's Audit: 'We'll Take Any Action' Necessary http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-air-districts-audit-well-take-any-action-necessary <p>Last week, several members of the Air Pollution Control District Board <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/board-stands-air-pollution-control-district-staff-after-critical-audit" target="_blank">expressed their support for the district’s staff</a> in the wake of a state audit that found serious flaws with the city’s air monitoring program. <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-jobs-re-election-liquor-sales-and-taxes" target="_blank">But in a WFPL News special</a>, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer didn’t echo that unequivocal support.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:30:30 +0000 Erica Peterson 6604 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the Air District's Audit: 'We'll Take Any Action' Necessary Board Stands By Air Pollution Control District Staff After Critical Audit http://wfpl.org/post/board-stands-air-pollution-control-district-staff-after-critical-audit <p>Louisville Air Pollution Control District board members say they’re standing by the district’s staff in the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/after-critical-state-audit-louisvilles-air-pollution-district-whats-next" target="_blank">wake of a state audit that found the city’s air monitoring program is seriously flawed. </a>The board met for the first time today since the audit was released.</p><p>The audit by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality found issues with the way particulate monitoring data was collected and analyzed, and says several years of data could be thrown out.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:02:04 +0000 Erica Peterson 6554 at http://wfpl.org Board Stands By Air Pollution Control District Staff After Critical Audit After Critical State Audit of Louisville's Air Pollution District, What's Next? http://wfpl.org/post/after-critical-state-audit-louisvilles-air-pollution-district-whats-next <p>It’s still too early to know what exactly the fallout will be from a critical state audit that found the Louisville Air Pollution Control District’s air monitoring program severely lacking.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:32:40 +0000 Erica Peterson 6402 at http://wfpl.org After Critical State Audit of Louisville's Air Pollution District, What's Next? Fischer Orders Review of Air Pollution Control District Following Audit of Monitoring Program http://wfpl.org/post/fischer-orders-review-air-pollution-control-district-following-audit-monitoring-program <p>Louisville Air Pollution Control District officials are awaiting the EPA’s response to a state audit that found serious problems with the district’s program for monitoring soot pollution.</p><p>The audit by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality found flaws with the district’s handling of data and other procedures going back as many as 10 years. &nbsp;</p><p>The findings could potentially affect the Louisville area’s compliance with federal air quality standards.</p><p>District spokesman Tom Nord said the agency had no immediate public comment on the audit this afternoon. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:04:34 +0000 Rick Howlett 6389 at http://wfpl.org Fischer Orders Review of Air Pollution Control District Following Audit of Monitoring Program