The Delaware Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) hears appeals of decisions made by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The Board has the authority to affirm, modify or reverse a decision of the Secretary.
Environmental Appeals Board
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Deputy Attorney General
Delaware Department of Justice
Meetings of the Environmental Appeals Board are posted on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.
Dean E. Holden, Kent County (Chair)
Frances Riddle, Kent County
Michael A. Horsey, Sussex County
Sebastian A. LaRocca, New Castle County
Guy Marcozzi, New Castle County
Gordon Wood, Sussex County
Robert Mulrooney, New Castle County
The Environmental Appeals Board was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1973 (7 Del. Code, §6007). It has seven members, all Delaware residents, including two representatives from each of the state’s three counties and a chairperson. The chairperson serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The six other members serve 3-year terms. All are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the state senate.
Persons who are “substantially affected by any action of the Secretary” may appeal to the Board. The full appeal process is outlined in Section 2 of the Environmental Appeals Board Regulations (7 DE Admin Code 105). Decisions of the Environmental Appeals Board may be appealed to Delaware Superior Court.