Public Hearing: Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Regulations

Date & Time:
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
6:00 pm

DNREC Auditorium
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware

The Division of Air Quality will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2019-R-A-0025) on the proposed amendments to the Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Regulations (7 DE Admin. Code 1124). (Public Comment Period Open Through January 23, 2020)

The Division has proposed amendments to Section 26 of the Regulations (Gasoline Dispensing Facility Stage I Vapor Recovery) and and Section 36 (Vapor Emission Control at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities). A revision to Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP), entitled “Decommissioning Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems and Requiring Stage I Enhanced Vapor Recovery Systems at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities,” will also be presented at the hearing for public review and comments.

The objectives of amending 7 DE Admin. Code 1124 Sections 26 and 36 are to decommission Stage II vapor recovery systems at Delaware Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (GDFs), and to set up effective controls on vapor emissions from GDFs’ gasoline underground storage tanks (USTs) and aboveground storage tanks (ASTs).

The objectives of the proposed SIP revision are to analyze the regulatory impacts of the proposed regulatory amendments and to demonstrate that the amendments meet the anti-backsliding requirements of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Sections 182(b)(2) and 110(l).

The proposed regulatory amendments and SIP revision may be inspected at DNREC’s offices located at 715 Grantham Lane, in New Castle, or at 100 W. Water Street, Suite 6A, in Dover. The changes are also published in the December 1, 2019, edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations.

For additional information, contact Frank Gao at 100 W. Water Street, Suite 6A, Dover, DE 19904, by phone at 302-739-9402, or by email at

Persons wishing to comment on the proposed amendments may do so either orally or in written form at the public hearing on January 8, 2020.  In lieu of attending the public hearing, written comment may be submitted to the Hearing Officer via the online comment form, via email to, or via USPS to the address below.

Docket #2019-R-A-0025

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Public Hearing Officer

Theresa L. Newman
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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