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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 at any time during the open comment period.

Comments may be submitted through a comment form link on the hearing page, via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, or via the US postal service at the address indicated on the hearing page and/or the public notice. Written comments to DNREC may not be submitted using social media platforms, such as Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube, or text messaging.

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 Climate, Coastal, & Energy will conduct a public hearing on proposed revisions to the Regulations for the State Energy Conservation Code.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Auditorium

The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a public hearing on a Subaqueous Lands permit application from Delmarva Power & Light.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: South Coastal Library

The DNREC Division of Air Quality will conduct a public hearing on proposed revisions to the Requirements for Preconstruction Review in the state’s Air Regulations. (Public comment period opens on September 1, 2019)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: DNREC Auditorium

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the regulations governing underground storage tanks. (Public comment period closed)

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

The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a public hearing on related applications from Allen Harim Foods, LLC, for an on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system, and from Artesian Wastewater Management, Inc., for a spray irrigation operations permit. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Mariner Middle School

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public hearing on an application by Veolia North America Regeneration Services, LLC, for a permit under the Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone to increase production at its Red Lion plant. (Public Comment Period Closed)

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

DNREC and the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board will jointly conduct a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone in accordance with the mandate of the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act of 2017 (CZCPA). (Public Comment Period Closed)

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

The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a public hearing on an application by Artesian Wastewater Management, Inc., for a Wastewater Facilities Construction Permit to construct 5,589 linear feet of forcemain from the Sussex Regional Recharge Facility to two spray fields. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Mariner Middle School

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. (Public Comment Period Closed)

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. (Public Comment Period Closed)

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 Closed)

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 Closed)

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 Closed)

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



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