In June 2018, DNREC assembled the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act (CZCPA) Regulatory Advisory Committee (RAC) to provide guidance and feedback to DNREC on the development of regulations under the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act. This page contains all information and materials from Committee meetings, including the RAC’s final recommendations.
On August 26, 2019, following a joint public hearing by DNREC and the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board, the Board approved amendments to the Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone (7 DE Admin. Code 101) to implement Coastal Zone Conversion Permits.
The CZCPA RAC finalized its recommendations on the regulatory approach and content of conversion permit regulations at its April 2019 meeting. RAC Chair, Justice Randy J. Holland, presented these recommendations to DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin in the form of a Final Report. The RAC’s recommendations address several key topic areas, including:
Learn more about the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act.Final Report and Recommendations (PDF)
Draft Procedures for RAC Operations – July 2018
Final Procedures for RAC Operations – Adopted July 12, 2018
Meeting 7 Presentations – Includes revisions made during the RAC Meeting
Summary Table of Financial Assurance by Risk Event Category – Includes revisions made during the RAC Meeting
Draft Coastal Zone Act Offsets Rules and Priorities – Includes revisions made during the RAC Meeting
RAC Preliminary Recommendations – November 2018 – CZCPA RAC Chair Letter to DNREC Secretary (Dated November 19, 2018)
RAC Preliminary Recommendations – December 2018 – CZCPA RAC Chair Letter to DNREC Secretary (Dated December 14, 2018)
RAC Preliminary Recommendations – January 2019 – CZCPA RAC Chair Letter to DNREC Secretary (Dated January 23, 2019)
Cross-Cutting Issues – Revised Proposals for Regulatory Approaches– Includes revisions made during the RAC Meeting
RAC Preliminary Recommendations – February 2019 – CZCPA RAC Chair Letter to DNREC Secretary (Dated February 26, 2019)
CZCPA RAC Preliminary Recommendations Packet – Includes all of the CZCPA RAC’s preliminary recommendations along with relevant statutory language
CZCPA RAC Final Recommendations – March 2019 (Redline Version) – Indicates changes made from the CZCPA RAC’s preliminary recommendations
For information on the CZCPA Work Groups that provide technical support to the RAC — including Work Group meetings, materials, and documents — visit the Work Groups webpage.
Listed below are written public comments that were submitted to the RAC. Spoken public comments are included in the RAC Meeting Summary documents located in the “Meeting Materials” section above.
Remediation Status Baseline Report on Existing Heavy Industry Use Sites (December 2018 Update)
Request for Proposals – Technical Expertise for Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Working Groups (For Reference Purposes Only)
Final Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act Process Recommendations Report (Report Only, No Appendices)
2019 Public Open Houses
DNREC held public open houses in New Castle County on February 25, February 26, and February 27 to gather input on preliminary recommendations made by the CZCPA RAC. An Open Houses Public Feedback Summary details the public input provided at these open houses. The RAC reviewed this Summary before finalizing its recommendations to DNREC.
To view the posters and other informational materials featured at the open houses, visit the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Open Houses webpage.
Start Action Notice and Initial Stakeholder Interviews
Chair: Justice Randy J. Holland
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
International Longshoreman’s Association 1694
Delaware Nature Society
Delaware Building and Construction Trades Council
Ronald Handy, Sr.
Boys & Girls Club of Delaware
S. Douglas Hokuf, Jr.
New Castle County
City of Wilmington
Delaware City Marina and Main Street Delaware City, Inc.
Claymont Renaissance Development Corporation
Dr. Awele N. Maduka-Ezeh
Public Health Representative
Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware
Richards, Layton & Finger Law Firm
Resident of Claymont