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.
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)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Public Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Shellfish Sanitation Regulations
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)
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)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - Public Hearing:Proposed Amendments to Delaware's Regulations Governing Hazardous Substance Cleanup
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)
Monday, November 26, 2018 - Public Hearing: Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc. Millsboro Applications
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)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Public Hearing: Walan Specialty Construction Products Air Quality Permit
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)