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DNREC Public Hearings



DNREC public hearings allow the public to hear the details of specific regulatory and permitting matters and to submit comments. All DNREC public hearings are virtual hearings, unless otherwise noted.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control 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 hearings may be required.

Virtual Public Hearings

DNREC virtual hearings are designed to be transparent and accessible to the public. The public should be able to hear all details about subjects of DNREC hearings.

Separate web pages explain the subject of each hearing and give connection information for attendees. Hearing pages contain all exhibits entered into the record, verbatim hearing transcripts and copies of all written comments.

This page lists and links to all DNREC public hearing pages. Hearings are also posted on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Public Participation and Comment

The public is welcome and encouraged to participate in the regulatory and permitting processes and to submit comments for inclusion into the hearing record. The DNREC Secretary will consider the full record and all relevant information before making any decision.

Registered speakers may make verbal comments during virtual public hearings.

The public may offer written comments during the public comment period for each hearing. Public comment periods usually run from the date of public notice of the hearing through at least 15 days following the hearing.

Written comments may be submitted through a comment form, by email, or via the US postal service at the address on the hearing page and/or the public notice.

Written comments to DNREC may not be submitted using social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) or text messaging.


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.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place:

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.

Time: 6:00 pm
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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.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place:

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.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place:

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.

Time: 6:00 pm
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The Division of Air Quality will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-R-A-0004) on the proposed new regulation: 7 DE Admin. Code 1151 “Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Specific End-Uses”. Public comment period closed.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place:

The DNREC Division of Water will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0009) on a permit application from Andrew and Maureen Bolduc for a dock and to maintenance dredge an unnamed lagoon adjacent to White Creek. Public Comment Period Closed.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place:

The DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-R-WH-0008) on the Proposed Plan of Remedial Action for the General Motors Corp. Wilmington Assembly Plant Operable Unit 4 (DE-1149). Public Comment Period Closed.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place:

The DNREC Division of Air Quality will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-R-A-0003) on three proposed revisions to Delaware’s State Implementation Plan (SIP). This will be a virtual public hearing. (Public Comment Period Closed)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place:

The DNREC Groundwater Discharges Section will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0007) on Midway Service Inc.’s application to include Clean Delaware, Inc. as a disposal facility for septage and holding tank waste. (This Public Hearing Has been Canceled)

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Milford High School



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