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Agricultural Utilization Permit – Request for Amendment – Clean Delaware, LLC


Division of Water
Start Date: August 25, 2019
End Date: September 24, 2019

Clean Delaware, LLC has requested several amendments to their existing agricultural utilization (AGU) permit (State Permit Number AGU 1702-S-03).  The current AGU permit authorizes the land treatment of stabilized biosolids generated at small volume wastewater treatment facilities and other approved land treatable wastes at agronomic rates onto three non-contiguous farms comprising a total of approximately 254 acres.  The existing AGU permit also authorizes the application of lime-stabilized septage at agronomic rates onto a designated portion of the Milton Farm.  The Milton Farm is located approximately one mile northwest of Milton, Delaware, the Harbeson site is located in the center of Harbeson, Delaware, and the Ellendale site is located approximately two miles east of Ellendale, Delaware.

The amendment request of Clean Delaware’s existing AGU permit include a request to apply certain land treatable wastes directly onto a cover crop without incorporation into the soil, update field acreages based on a new survey, allow septage application onto additional fields, and adjust the frequency of sampling of land applied materials.  Additionally, while the permit is being amended, additional safeguards will be added to the permit ensure successful agricultural utilization program.

Parts III and V of the Department’s Guidance and Regulations Governing the Land Treatment of Wastes allows for such activity pending public notice.

Copies of the application above are available by contacting:

Brian Churchill
Surface Water Discharges Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-9946

A public hearing on the above application will NOT be held unless the Secretary of DNREC determines that a public hearing is in the public interest or if a written meritorious objection to the application is received by 4:30 p.m. September 24, 2019.  A public hearing request shall be deemed meritorious if it exhibits a familiarity with the application and provides a reasoned statement of the action’s probable impact.


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