Thursday, January 17, 2008

Madisonville Joins Kentucky Excel Program

Mayor Cox Endorses Environmental Program

Madisonville City Council voted unanimously on January 7th to enroll the city in the Kentucky Excel program offered through the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection.

KYEXCEL is a voluntary environmental leadership program offering a non regulatory approach that allows the Department to work cooperatively with all of Kentucky's citizens to recognize and reward the many voluntary efforts conducted each year.

The voluntary program offered by the State allows for communities and organizations to participate at four (4) different levels. Each level requires a different commitment level. The four levels are Advocate, Partner, Leader and Master. Each participant is required to develop and submit a Environmental Management Plan (EMP), which includes a written policy of Planning, Implementation and Operation, Checking and Corrective Action, Management Review and Commitment to Improvement.

Madisonville which opted to start participating at the Partner Level will be required to provide an EMP, complete one project a year and provide a performance assessment.

Details on the program can be found at:

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