The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2021-R-WS-0015) as part of the triennial review of the State’s Surface Water Quality Standards. Public comment period closed.
Event Number: 2332 836 9040
Dial-in Number: 1-408-418-9388
Closed-captioning available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.
The federal Clean Water Act requires that all states review their surface water quality standards every three years and adopt revised standards to comply with requirements of the federal Clean Water Act.
Department staff reviewed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documents and staff recommendations to develop proposed amendments to the Delaware Surface Water Quality Standards (7 DE Admin. Code 7401).
The proposed amendments are published in the Delaware Register of Regulations or may be inspected in-person, by appointment only, by contacting David Wolanski by phone at 302-739-9939 or by email at David.Wolanski@Delaware.Gov.
DNREC staff have also published a Stakeholder Guide to the proposed changes.
The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on May 5, 2022. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, using the online form at de.gov/dnreccomments, or by U.S. mail to the address below.
Lisa A. Vest
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Exhibit 1: Start Action Notice 2021-07, Amend 7 DE Admin. Code Surface Water Quality Standards, signed on 7-14-2021
Exhibit 2: Notice of the Public Hearing scheduled for April 20, 2022, as posted on the Statewide Public Meeting Calendar on March 9, 2022
Exhibit 3: Affidavit and Legal Ad published in Delaware State News 9-15-21
Exhibit 4: Affidavit and Legal Ad published in the News Journal 9-15-21
Exhibit 5: Email Sent to Stakeholders 9-17-2022 titled Update on Delaware Triennial Review and 2022 Delaware Integrated Report
Exhibit 6: Copy of the Register Notice as it appeared in the March 1, 2021, Delaware Register of Regulations, Vol. 25, Issue 9, page 837-839
Exhibit 7: Copy of Regulatory Flexibility Analysis and Impact Statement as published March 1, 2022
Exhibit 8: Copy of the Proposed Updated Regulation with Strikethrough Language as published March 1, 2022
Exhibit 9: Copy of Stakeholder Guide as published on the Department Public Hearing Website
Exhibit 10: Copy of EPA National Recommended Water Quality Criteria – Aquatic Life Criteria Table
Exhibit 11: Copy of EPA National Recommended Water Quality Criteria – Human Health Criteria Table
Exhibit 12: The Department PowerPoint presentation for the April 20, 2022, public hearing on Surface Water Quality Standards Regulations
Exhibit 13: Affidavit and Legal Ad Published in the Delaware State News March 9, 2022
Gregory Voight, EPA (5/4/22)
DNREC Div. of Fish and Wildlife (5/4/22)