Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | December 22, 2008

Environmental lawyer Sanders says R. Bruce Scott retiring as Commissioner of Kentucky’s Environmental Protection Cabinet after 25 years of distinguished service to Kentucky.

R. Bruce Scott, currently serving as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Environmental Protection, will retire from state government effective December 31, 2008, ending a long and distinguished career at the Cabinet.   At this point, there is no official word on who will replace Mr. Scott as Commissioner.  


Scott was appointed the Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) in January 2008. As the Commissioner of DEP, Scott provided solid knowledgeable leadership to seven agencies, including the Divisions of Waste Management, Water, and Air Quality.


Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Scott served as director of that department’s Division of Waste Management. In that capacity, Scott oversaw major expansion in the division’s oversight of historic landfill cleanup, household hazardous waste disposal, litter abatement and open dump cleanup. His division also made efficiency improvements in several areas, including the underground storage tank and solid waste permitting programs.


Scott is a 25-year veteran of the state environmental protection agency, joining DEP in August 1983 as an environmental engineer. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a registered professional engineer.   


Bruce Scott will be deeply missed by the members of the Energy and Environmental Protection Cabinet, the citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as those who have worked with him over the past 25 years.  We wish Bruce Scott the very best in retirement. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: