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DNREC Public Hearings

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has the authority to adopt, amend, modify or repeal regulations to achieve greater protection of the environment and human health. DNREC also manages a wide variety of permitting programs, covering issues related to air quality, waste and hazardous substances, water quality, water supply, wetlands and subaqueous lands, shoreline protection, sediment and stormwater, and industry in the coastal zone.

For regulatory matters, public hearings are required. For some permitting processes, public hearing may be required. All DNREC public hearings concerning regulatory and permitting matters can be found on this page, as well as on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar, along with additional information and documents.

The public is welcome and encouraged to participate in both the regulatory and permitting processes. The public may offer written or verbal comments for the record during the hearing. In addition, written comments can be submitted to the Hearing Officer at any time during the open comment period. After close of the comment period, the Secretary of DNREC will take into consideration all relevant information and make a decision.

 

The DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a public hearing on the Industrial Waste Landfill permit modification submitted by Delaware Recyclable Products, Inc., for the facility at 246 Marsh Lane, in New Castle.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Minquadale Fire Company

The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a public hearing on Sunrise Ventures, LLC’s application to construct a new 20 slip marina located south of the intersection of Kaitlyn Drive and Oyster House Road, in Rehoboth Beach.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Indian River Marina

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has proposed amendments to Delaware’s shellfish regulations to add Jonah Crab and to make changes to the Lobster fishing regulations. (Public Comment Period May 1 through June 7, 2019)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Auditorium

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has proposed amendments the Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations to incorporate changes to federal regulations. (Public Comment Period May 1 through June 6, 2019)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Auditorium

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will conduct a public hearing to hear comments on Sargio Corporation’s application to dredge material from Bay Vista Marina, located at the end of Basin Street in Rehoboth Beach, and to dispose of the material on an adjacent upland parcel. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Lewes Field Office

A public hearing regarding the Proposed Plan of Remedial Action for the Wilmington Assembly Plant, Operable Unit 5 (OU-5), located in Wilmington, Delaware. (Public Comment Period Closes March 28, 2019)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Lukens Drive Offices

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has proposed amendments to the state’s Low Emission Vehicle program to match changes made by the State of California, as required by the federal Clean Air Act. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Auditorium

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Public Hearing: Freshwater Trout Regulations

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)/ Division of Fish & Wildlife proposes to amend Delaware’s non-tidal finfish regulations to adjust the start time for the opening day of freshwater trout season on designated trout streams and to make two technical corrections. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Auditorium

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Watershed Stewardship, will conduct a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to Delaware’s Shellfish Sanitation Regulations. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Auditorium

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Bloom Energy Air Quality Permit Hearing

Bloom Energy (Diamond State Generating Partners) has submitted a natural minor permit application to replace all fuel cells at their Red Lion site located at 1593 River Road, New Castle and their Brookside site located at 512 E. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 am
Place: DNREC Lukens Drive Offices

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Site Investigation and Restoration Section (DNREC-SIRS) will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1375, Regulations Governing Hazardous Substance Cleanup. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Auditorium

Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc., has submitted air quality permit applications to replace a baghouse and to replace pellet cooler at the Mountaire facility in Millsboro. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Indian River Senior Center

Walan Specialty Construction Products has submitted a natural minor permit application to construct a slag grinding, drying, and processing facility at their proposed 501 Christiana Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware facility. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Lukens Drive Offices

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