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Stakeholder Interviews

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has invited a number of representatives of different Delaware groups to participate in an initial set of stakeholder interviews to help guide DNREC in developing the process it will use to develop regulations for Coastal Zone Conversion Permits. Interviews will be conducted by an independent consulting […]
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The Delaware Coastal Zone Act

The Coastal Zone Act Program regulates existing heavy industrial activities, as well as new and existing manufacturing activities in Delaware’s Coastal Zone. Certain new activities, such as the bulk transfer of raw materials, are not allowed in the Coastal Zone, which runs the length of the state. The 2017 Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act amends the […]
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Coastal Zone Conversion Permits

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will develop regulations to implement a new permit process to allow industrial reuse of 14 existing sites of heavy industry use within Delaware’s Coastal Zone. The new permit process is called for under the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act, which allows for conversion of these sites […]
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History of the Coastal Zone Act

Then-Governor Russell Peterson signed the Delaware Coastal Zone Act (7 Del.C., Chapter 70) into law on June 28, 1971. The Governor and General Assembly of 1971 recognized that the coastal areas of Delaware are the most critical areas for the future of the State in terms of quality of life. The law is designed to protect Delaware’s […]
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Environmental Appeals Board Decisions

This is an archive of decisions issued by the State of Delaware Environmental Appeals Board. The decisions are organized by date of decision, with the most recent at the top of the page. Disclaimer: This archive contains only decisions by the Board.  If there have been further appeals and/or decisions issued from other courts in relation to […]
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Environmental Appeals Board

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.
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Doing Business With DNREC Online

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers a number of online applications and tools to make it easier to interact with the agency.
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DNREC Regulations

The regulations that govern the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are published by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations as part of the Delaware Administrative Code. This page includes links to the DNREC regulations.
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Topic: Permitting and Regulation

Part of the mission of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is protection of public health and the environment. One set of tools the Department uses to meet those goals is a collection of regulations and permits focused on the wise management, conservation, and enhancement of the State’s natural resources. Regulatory and permitting programs are meant to guide the use and management of natural resources and to balance environmental protection with economic growth and activity.
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