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Boards, Councils, Committees and Task Forces

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control works with several boards, councils, committee and task forces to help it stay in touch with the public and the regulated community and ensure that Departmental policies and regulations serve the needs of all constituents.

The bodies are listed by where they are hosted within the department. A few are department-wide, others are specific to particular DNREC divisions. Meetings are listed on both the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.


Department-Wide

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.

The Board is established in state law at 7 Del. C. § 6007.

Meetings and hearings of the Board are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Environmental Appeals Board
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9001

Community Involvement Advisory Council

The Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) works to increase community participation and the flow of information between communities and the department. And it facilitates dialogue among all stakeholders during the decision-making process.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 8016A.

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Lisa Myura
23530 Campbell Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-739-9401

Water Infrastructure Advisory Council

The Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) initiates, develops and recommends to the Delaware General Assembly projects for the planning, construction, repair, renovation or expansion of drinking water and wastewater facilities.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 8011.

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Environmental Finance
97 Commerce Way, Suite 106
Dover, DE 19904
302-739-9941

Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board

The Delaware Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board hears appeals of decisions made by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) under the Delaware Coastal Zone Act. The Board has the authority to affirm, reverse, or modify Coastal Zone Act decisions made by the Secretary.

The Board is established under the Coastal Zone Act at 7 Del. C. § 7006

Meetings and Hearings of the Board are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9001

Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee

The Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee oversees the Delaware Clean Water Trust and works to coordinate state programs that impact the quality of the State’s water resources. It serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the General Assembly.

The Committee was created by the Clean Water for Delaware Act (83 Del. Law c. 84).

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Environmental Finance
97 Commerce Way, Suite 106
Dover, DE 19904
302-739-9941

Division of Air Quality

Title V Fee Committee

The Title V Operating Permit Program Advisory Committee, generally known as the Title V Fee Committee, provides guidance for the Title V: Major Sources program and publishes an annual report on costs and fees related to the Title V permitting program.

The Committee is established in State Law at 7 Del. C. § 6099.

Meeting information is posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Division of Air Quality website.

Contact Information
Angela Marconi
Division of Air Quality
302-323-4542

Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Renewable Energy Taskforce

The Delaware Renewable Energy Taskforce provides recommendations on establishing renewable energy trading mechanisms and other structures to support the growth of renewable energy in Delaware.

The Taskforce is established under the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act (26 Del. C. § 351–364)

Meetings of the Taskforce are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Tom Noyes
100 W. Water Street
Dover, DE 19904
302-735-3356

Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

The Delaware Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) helps Delawareans reduce energy loss and cost through energy efficiency programs. It develops statewide programs to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage, and lower consumer energy costs.

The Council is established as part of the Delaware Energy Act at 29 Del. C. § 8055.

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Ed Synoski
100 W. Water Street
Dover, DE 19904
302-735-3358

Division of Fish and Wildlife

Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish

The Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish advises the Director of Fish and Wildlife on matters relating to the protection, conservation and propagation of all forms of wildlife and freshwater fish in Delaware.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 8006

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Danielle Patone
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9912

Council on Recreational Fishing Funding

The Council on Recreational Fishing Funding advises the Director of Fish and Wildlife on funding for fishery-related projects and helps set priorities for fishery-related construction projects.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 8006A

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
John Clark
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9914

Council on Shell Fisheries

The Council on Shell Fisheries advises the Director of Fish and Wildlife on matters relating to the control and direction of the shellfish industry and the protection, conservation and propagation of shellfish in Delaware.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 8007

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
John Clark
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9914

Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries

The Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries advises the Director of Fish and Wildlife on all matters relating to tidal finfisheries management.

The Council is established in State Law at 7 Del. C. § 904

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
John Clark
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9914

Native Species Commission

The Delaware Native Species Commission was formed by the Delaware General Assembly to continue the work started by the Statewide Ecological Extinction Task Force and to implement recommendations made in the final report of the Task Force.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. §8071.

Meetings of the Commission are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Bobbie Pearson
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9120

Division of Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Council

The Parks and Recreation Council advises the Director of Parks and Recreation on matters related to the planning, acquisition, development, management, conservation and programming of lands and services under the jurisdiction of the Division.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 8009

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Martina Adams
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9204

Council on Greenways and Trails

The Delaware Council on Greenways and Trails evaluates the natural, coastal, cultural historical and recreational resources of Delaware and determines which resources should be components of a Delaware Greenway network.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 8017A

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Bob Ehemann
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9241

Open Space Council

The Open Space Council advises the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on all matters relating to the administration, implementation, and financing of the Open Space Program.

The Council is established under the Land Protection Act at 7 Del. C. Chapter 75

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Bob Ehemann
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9241

Natural Areas Advisory Council

The Natural Areas Advisory Council advises the Secretary of the Department on the administration of nature preserves and the preservation of natural areas.

The Council is established in State Law at 29 Del. C. § 7305

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Office of Nature Preserves
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9204

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Recycling Public Advisory Council

The Recycling Public Advisory Council advises the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) on all aspects of recycling.

The Council is established in State Law at 7 Del. Code, §6058

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Adam Schlachter
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9403

HSCA Advisory Committee

The Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA) Advisory Committee advises the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances on rules, policies, and procedures relating to the cleanup and re-use of hazardous waste sites.

The Committee was created by DNREC to help advise on the Brownfields program.

Meetings of the Committee are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Sandra Waltz
302-395-2600

Underground Storage Tank Advisory Committee

The Underground Storage Tank Advisory Committee (USTAC) advises the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances on issues relating to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program. It represents both private industry and public interests for the UST Program.

The Committee was formed in 2016 to guide development of Draft Amendments to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations.

Meetings of the Committee are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Tanks Compliance
391 Lukens Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
302-395-2500

Division of Water

Water Supply Coordinating Council

The Water Supply Coordinating Council works to continue water supply self sufficiency in northern New Castle County, and to develop and publish water supply plans for southern New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County.

The Council is established in State Law at 26 Del. C. § 1305

Meetings of the Council are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Kimberly Pearce
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9945

Water Well Licensing Board

The Water Well Licensing Board advises and assists the Division of Water in the procedures and guidelines for licensing professionals in the well drilling professions.

The Board is established in the Regulations For Licensing Water Well Contractors, Pump Installer Contractors, Well Drillers, Well Drivers, And Pump Installers.

Meetings of the Board are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Sarah Silves
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9944

On-Site Systems Advisory Board

The On-Site Systems Advisory Board reviews and approves professional training requirements and courses for the groundwater discharges licensing program and makes recommendations for licensing decisions by the Department.

The Board is established in the Regulations Governing the Design, Installation and Operation of On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems.

Meetings of the Board are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Lisa Dolan
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9948

Board of Certification for Wastewater Operators

The Board of Certification for Wastewater Operators advises and assists the Division of Water in the administration of the Delaware Licensed Wastewater Operator certification program.

The Board is established in
the Regulations for Licensing Operators Of Wastewater Facilities.

Meetings of the Board are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Faye Wheeler
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9944

Source Water Protection Citizen and Technical Advisory Committee

The Source Water Protection Citizen and Technical Advisory Committee advises and assists the Division of Water on matters related to the implementation of the Source Water Assessment Plan for long-term protection of public drinking water supplies.

The Advisory Committee is established in state law at 7 Del. C. § 6084.

Meetings of the Committee are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Contact Information
Kimberly Pearce
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9945

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