The Coastal Zone Act Program regulates new and existing manufacturing and heavy industrial activities in Delaware’s Coastal Zone. Facilities such as oil refineries, paper mills, incinerators, steel manufacturing plants and liquefied natural gas terminals are not allowed in the Coastal Zone, which runs the length of the state.
Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy
100 West Water Street, Suite 7B
Meetings related to the Coastal Zone Act Program are posted on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.
Delaware Storage and Pipeline Company
Veolia Red Lion Plant
An application for a standard Coastal Zone permit is necessary for any new or expanded manufacturing activity that will have an impact on the environment, economy, aesthetics, or neighboring land uses. A status decision can help determine whether a proposed activity requires a permit, is exempt from permitting, or is prohibited.
An application for a Coastal Zone conversion permit is necessary for any additional or alternative heavy industry activity proposed within one of the 14 footprints of nonconforming uses.