Public Hearing: Clean Delaware Agricultural Utilization Permit, Request for Amendment

Date & Time:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00 pm

H.O. Brittingham Elementary School
402 Mulberry Street
Milton, Delaware

The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2019-P-W-0023) on a request from Clean Delaware, LLC, for several amendments to their existing agricultural utilization (AGU) permit.

The existing permit (State Permit Number AGU 1702-S-03) 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 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 requests include a request to apply certain land treatable wastes directly onto a cover crop without incorporation into the soil, to update field acreages based on a new survey, to allow septage application onto additional fields, and to adjust the frequency of sampling of land applied materials. Should the permit be amended, the Department will add additional safeguards to the existing permit to ensure a successful agricultural utilization program.

For additional information on this matter, and to review this application, contact Brian Churchill, Surface Water Discharges Section, at 302.739.9946 or by email at

Persons wishing to comment on this application may do so either orally or in written form at the public hearing on November 20, 2019. In lieu of attending the public hearing, written comment may be submitted to the Hearing Officer via the online comment form at, via email to, or via USPS to the Hearing Officer at the address below.

Docket #2019-P-W-0023

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Public Hearing Officer

Lisa A. Vest
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Public Hearing Materials

Public Notice (October 27, 2019)

Clean Delaware Request for Permit Amendment (August 7, 2019)

DRAFT Amended Agricultural Utilization Permit (For Discussion Purposes)

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