The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is an independent administrative section of the Office of the Secretary within the Energy and Environment Cabinet. The office holds administrative, adjudicatory hearings regarding air, water, waste and surface mining violations upon the filing of a petition or complaint, and recommends to the cabinet secretary the final action that should be taken.
The OAH reports directly to the cabinet secretary. It is not affiliated with the cabinet's regulatory programs, inspectors or the Office of General Counsel, who are in effect, the "prosecutors" of environmental violations. The hearings are conducted by environmental administrative hearing officers, who are licensed attorneys and full-time employees.
Contact the OAH at the address or telephone number listed below if we can be of assistance to you. We are here to help you in any way possible.