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CZCPA Regulatory Advisory Committee

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.

Public Hearing On Draft Regulations

DNREC and the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board will jointly conduct a public hearing on June 24 on proposed amendments to the Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone

Final Report and Recommendations

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:

  • Bulk Product Transfer Facilities
  • Plans for Potential Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Coastal Storms
  • Economic Effect
  • Environmental Impact
  • Offsets
  • Financial Assurance
  • Cross-Cutting Issues

Learn more about the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act.

Final Report and Recommendations (PDF)

Meeting Materials

Meeting 8 Agenda

Meeting 8 Presentations

Meeting 8 Summary

Draft Coastal Zone Act Offsets Rules and Priorities – Includes revisions made during the RAC Meeting

Cross-Cutting Issues – Proposals for Regulatory Approaches

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)

Work Groups

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.

Public Comments

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.

Written Public Comments Received Prior to the July 12, 2018 CZCPA RAC Meeting

Written Public Comments Received Prior to the October 9, 2018 CZCPA RAC Meeting

Written Public Comments Received Prior to the April 16, 2019 CZCPA RAC Meeting

Background Information

Delaware Administrative Procedures Act

Delaware Coastal Zone Act

Delaware Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act

Maps of Coastal Zone and Heavy Industry Use Sites

Background Information on Existing Heavy Industry Use Sites

Remediation Status Baseline Report on Existing Heavy Industry Use Sites (September 2017)

Remediation Status Baseline Report on Existing Heavy Industry Use Sites (December 2018 Update)

Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone (Effective May 11, 1999)

Application for a Coastal Zone Act Permit (Current)

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)

Final Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act Process Recommendations Report with Appendices

Stakeholder Engagement Process Resources

2019 Public Open Houses

DNREC held public open houses in New Castle County on February 25February 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.

2017 Public Workshop Materials

Public Workshop Agenda, Nov. 29 & 30, 2017

Public Workshop Breakout Group Discussion Questions

Presentation: Background on Coastal Zone Act and Conversion Permits

Public Comment Form

Presentation: Conversion Permit Act and Regulatory Advisory Committee

Start Action Notice and Initial Stakeholder Interviews

Start Action Notice: Amend DE Admin Code 101, Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone

Stakeholder Interviews

Questions or Comments?

Ian Yue
Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy
100 W. Water Street, Suite 5A
Dover, DE 19904
302.735.3480

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Regulatory Advisory Committee Members

Chair: Justice Randy J. Holland

Jennifer Adkins
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

William Ashe
International Longshoreman’s Association 1694

Neeraj Batta
Batta Environmental

Brenna Goggin
Delaware Nature Society

Michael Hackendorn
Delaware Building and Construction Trades Council

Ronald Handy, Sr.
Boys & Girls Club of Delaware

S. Douglas Hokuf, Jr.
New Castle County

Herb Inden
City of Wilmington

Tim Konkus
Delaware City Marina and Main Street Delaware City, Inc.

Larry Lambert
Claymont Renaissance Development Corporation

Dr. Awele N. Maduka-Ezeh
Public Health Representative

James Maravelias
AFL-CIO

Jerry Medd
Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware

Jeffrey Richardson
Imani Energy

Robert Whetzel
Richards, Layton & Finger Law Firm

Delores Whildin
Resident of Claymont

Marian Young
BrightFields, Inc.

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