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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.

Notice: All DNREC public hearings will be virtual hearings until further notice.

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 comments for the record during the public comment period for each hearing, generally from the date of public notice through at least 15 days following the hearing.

Comments may be submitted through a comment form link on the hearing page, by 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 Air Quality will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2020-R-A-0022) on proposed amendments to the regulations governing Vapor Emission Control at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (7 DE Admin. Code 1124, Section 36.0). Public comment period open through Dec. 23, 2020.


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The DNREC Division of Air Quality will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2019-R-A-0029) on proposed amendments to the regulations governing Solvent Cleaning and Drying (7 DE Admin. Code 1124, Section 33.0). Public comment period open through Dec. 17, 2020.


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The DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0021) on a permit application from James and Meredith Bruner for a lease to construct and use a pier, dock and two boatlifts in the Little Assawoman Bay. Public comment period open through Nov. 20, 2020.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Public Hearing: Plastic Bag Ban and Recycling

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-R-WH-0025) on proposed revisions to 7 DE Admin. Code 1301 Section 14 “Plastic Carryout Bag Ban and At Store Recycling Program.” Public comment period open through Nov. 5, 2020.


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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-MULTI-0024) on a proposal from Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) to build a new container port on the Delaware River at Edgemoor. Public comment period open through Nov. 1, 2020.


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The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2020-R-WH-0020) on proposed revisions to the Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste. Public comment period closed.


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The DNREC Division of Air Quality will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-R-A-0011) on the proposed revision to Delaware’s State Implementation Plan (SIP). Public comment period closed.


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The Division of Air Quality will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2020-P-A-0019) on a natural minor construction permit application for Congo Funeral Home to build a crematory unit at their facility at 100 N. Cleveland Avenue, Wilmington. Public comment period closed.


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The Division of Air Quality will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-A-0018) on a permit application and draft permit for Croda, Inc. Public comment period closed.


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The Division of Air Quality will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-A-0017) on a permit application and draft permit for for the Delaware City Refining Company. Public comment period closed.


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The DNREC Groundwater Discharges Section has rescheduled a public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0007) on Midway Service Inc.’s permit amendment to their Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste Transporters Permit. Public comment period closed.


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The Division of Water will hold a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0016) on an application from Synagro Technologies for a permit to sell biosolids fertilizer products in Delaware. Public Comment Period Closed.


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The Division of Fish & Wildlife will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2020-R-F-0015) on proposed revisions to the regulations governing recreational fishing for Striped Bass. Public comment period closed.


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The DNREC Groundwater Discharges Section will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0014) on the application and draft construction permit and associated modification and renewal draft permit for Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.’s On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System. Public Comment Period Closed.


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The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0010) on an application by 204 Salisbury Exchange, LLC, for a lease to build and use a pier and three free-standing mooring pilings in Head of Bay Cove, Rehoboth Bay. Public Comment Period Closed.


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