apcd audit

Environment
5:28 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Louisville Air Pollution Director Says First Phase of Agency's Reorganization is Nearly Complete

Keith Talley
Credit Louisville Metro Government

Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District is almost finished with the first phase of its restructuring.

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Environment
3:29 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Louisville Air District's Reorganization Continues, Amid Concerns from Environmental Groups

Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District is moving forward with its reorganization.

The APCD has been in some state of flux since August, when both state and federal audits found problems with the way the agency collects and analyzes air quality data. 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.

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Environment
1:04 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Layoffs, Job Turnover Likely in Louisville's Air Pollution Control District Reorganization

Keith Talley
Credit Louisville Metro Government

The news last week that the Air Pollution Control District would undergo reorganization in the wake of several critical audits sparked worries from the agency’s employees, as well as criticism from an environmental group that perceived the change as an attack on the APCD’s pollution enforcement programs.

And now, new information has come to light about the number of potential jobs that could be eliminated in the shakeup.

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Environment
1:32 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Mayor Greg Fischer Reorganizes Louisville's Air District After Independent Audit Findings

Keith Talley, the new Executive Director of the Air Pollution Control District
Louisville Metro Government

Mayor Greg Fischer says he plans to reorganize Louisville's Air Pollution Control District in the wake of two independent audits.

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Environment
12:56 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Louisville Air Pollution District Chief Resigns in Wake of Critical Audits

Courtesy Louisville Metro Goverment

The executive director of Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District has announced that she’ll step down at the end of next month.

Lauren Anderson has been in charge of the district since August 2008. She’s resigning amid several state audits that found serious flaws in the district’s air monitoring program, and calls into question at least a year—and possibly several years—of the city’s particulate and ozone monitoring data.

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Environment
3:23 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

More Bad News for Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District

Last month, a Kentucky Division for Air Quality audit found that years of Louisville’s particulate pollution monitoring data was flawed. Now, that finding has been confirmed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

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Environment
10:30 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the Air District's Audit: 'We'll Take Any Action' Necessary

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Last week, several members of the Air Pollution Control District Board expressed their support for the district’s staff in the wake of a state audit that found serious flaws with the city’s air monitoring program. But in a WFPL News special, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer didn’t echo that unequivocal support.

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Environment
2:02 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Board Stands By Air Pollution Control District Staff After Critical Audit

Louisville Air Pollution Control District board members say they’re standing by the district’s staff in the wake of a state audit that found the city’s air monitoring program is seriously flawed. The board met for the first time today since the audit was released.

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.

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Environment
5:32 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

After Critical State Audit of Louisville's Air Pollution District, What's Next?

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.

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Local News
5:04 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Fischer Orders Review of Air Pollution Control District Following Audit of Monitoring Program

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.

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.  

The findings could potentially affect the Louisville area’s compliance with federal air quality standards.

District spokesman Tom Nord said the agency had no immediate public comment on the audit this afternoon.  

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