Throughout the summer the Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission has been exploring changes to its zoning ordinances, including focusing on how to regulate hazardous liquids pipelines. Tom FitzGerald, Director, joined the conversation. Fitz was a co-author on the original pipeline regulations for Boyle County. For the current regulations, Kentucky Resources Council proposed amendments to strengthen the pipeline regulations.
On August 28, 2019, the Commission unanimously passed the increased restrictions, providing a safer community for Boyle County residents.
"Pipeline regulations like the ones in Boyle are rarely seen. FitzGerald said "this was only the second place in the country that created a conditional-use permit requirement for new or repurposed pipelines carrying hazardous liquids." The other place is Golden, Colorado. Madison County also replicated Boyle County’s regulations, FitzGerald added." - The Advocate-Messenger