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A Secretary’s Order is a written decision by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to take a final action on behalf of the Department. A Secretary’s Order may apply to regulations established by DNREC, permitting decisions, or one of several types of enforcement actions taken by the Department.

August 15, 2019

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-AQ-34 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment issued to EcoServices, LLC, of Exton, Pa., and Derrick Maxwell for violation of 7 Del.C. Chapter 60 and 7 Del. Admin. Code 1121, DNREC Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, pursuant to 7 Del.C. § 6005.

August 2, 2019

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-A-0030 –  Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Diamond State Generation Partners, LLC (Bloom Energy) for violation of 7 Del. C. Chapter 60 and Air Pollution Control Operating and Construction Permits at the company’s Red Lion facility in New Castle, Delaware.

July 11, 2019

DNREC settlement with Delaware City Refining Company, LLC – A settlement agreement between the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC on the Delaware City refinery’s outstanding air violations.

June 11, 2019

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-WH-0020 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Gulab’s Tire Center, LLC, for violation of 7 Del C. Chapter 60 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (DRGSW).

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-WH-0021 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Master Tire & Auto for violation of 7 Del C. Chapter 60 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (DRGSW).

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-WH-0022 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Irfan Tire Center for violation of 7 Del C. Chapter 60 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (DRGSW).

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-WH-0023 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Mall’s Tire Center, LLC, for violation of 7 Del C. Chapter 60 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (DRGSW).

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-WH-0025 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to West Auto Repair & Salvage, LLC, for violation of 7 Del C. Chapter 60 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (DRGSW).

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-WH-0026 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Bayly’s Garage for violation of 7 Del C. Chapter 60 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (DRGSW).

June 5, 2019

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-WS-0027 — Order to Cease and Desist issued to Delaware Solid Waste Authority for violations of 7 Del. C. Chapters 40 and 60 and 7 DE Admin. C. 5101, DNREC’s Sediment and Stormwater Regulations.

May 29, 2019

DNREC Settlement with Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC — A settlement by and between the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC, to resolve solid waste permit violations associated with Perdue’s operations at its agricultural waste and residue composting facility in Seaford, Delaware.

March 28, 2019

DNREC Settlement with Croda, Inc. — A settlement by and between Croda, Inc., and State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to resolve matters arising from an incident Nov. 25, 2018, at Croda’s Ethylene Oxide Plant located in New Castle, Delaware (Including DNREC Secretary’s Order No. 2019-A-0014)

January 29, 2019

Secretary’s Order No. 2019-A-0004 — Issued to MEDAL Air Liquide Advance Technologies U.S. LLC (“Respondent”) for violation of 7 Del. Code Chapter 60 and an Air Pollution Control Operating Permit at its plant in Newport, Del., and to inform the respondent that the violation is continuing. Accordingly, the Department is issuing this Notice of Conciliation and Administrative Penalty Assessment Order in an endeavor to obtain compliance with the requirements of 7 Del. Code Chapter 60

January 22, 2019

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0070 — Cease and desist order, pursuant to 7 Del. Code 6018 issued to F&F Econo Tires, 1861 South DuPont Highway, Dover, Del., for violations of 7 Del. Code Chapter 60 and 7 Del. Admin. Code 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (“DRGSW”)

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0063 — Notice of administrative penalty assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Johnson Controls Battery Group, Inc. in violation of 7 Del. Code Chapters 60 and 63, and 7 Del. Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (“DRGHW”)

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0062 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Axalta Coating Systems, pursuant to 7 Del. Code 6005(b)(3) in violation of 7 Del. Code Chapters 60 and 63, and 7 Del. Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (“DRGHW”)

November 25, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0065 — Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Jesse Singh (Operator, Bridge Gulf) for violations of 7 Del. C. Chapters 60 and 74, 7 DE Admin. Code 1351, the Delaware Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems and 7 DE Admin. Code 1124, Delaware Regulations Governing the Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions.

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0064 — Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Upesh Vyas /Sitaram, Inc. for violations of 7 Del. C. Chapters 60 and 74, 7 DE Admin. Code 1351, the Delaware Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems and 7 DE Admin. Code 1124, Delaware Regulations Governing the Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions.

October 31, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-W-0057 — Conciliation Order by Consent and Secretary’s Order reflecting the mutual effort by Allen Harim, LLC and the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for Allen Harim to attain compliance with 7 Del. C. Chapter 60 for wastewater violations by Conciliation pursuant to 7 Del. C. §6005(b )(2).

September 10, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-A-0017 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment for Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP, Inc. for violation of its air quality permit pursuant to 7 Del. C. §6005(b)(3)

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-W-0013 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment for Kent County Levy Court for violations of 7 Del. C. § 6003, 7 Del. Admin. C. § 7201 et seq., Delaware Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution, hereinafter referred to as the “Water Pollution Regulations,” as well as conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. DE 0020338.

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0012 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment for Chemours Company FC, LLC @ Sardo & Sons Warehouse (“Respondent” or “Chemours”) in violation of 7 Del.C. Chapters 60 and 63 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (“DRGHW”),issued pursuant to 7 Del.C. §6005(b )(3).

June 22, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0016 — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has found Homalite Division of Brandywine Investment Group Corporation in violation of 7 Del. C. Chapter 63 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste.

June 4, 2018

Consent Decree — Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, plaintiff, v. Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc., filed in state Superior Court

March 28, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-W-0014 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Allen Harim Foods for violating 7 Del. C. §§ 6003 and 6005, 7 Del. Admin. C. § 7201 et seq., Delaware Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution, hereinafter referred to as the Water Pollution Regulations, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. DE 0000299.

March 16, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-A-0019 — This DNREC Conciliation Order by Consent is the result of negotiations between DNREC and Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals, LP to resolve violations alleged in DNREC’s Aug. 1, 2017 Notice of Violation for noncompliance relating to the flare currently operated by Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals in Claymont, Del.

March 2, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-W-0015 — This Conciliation Order by Consent and Secretary’s Order reflects the mutual effort by Perdue Foods and DNREC to attain compliance with 7 Del. C. Chapter 60 by conciliation pursuant to 7 Del. C. §6005(b)(2)

February 23, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-A-0011 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order, pursuant to 7 Del. C §6005 issued to Pure Green Industries, Inc./Refined Products, Inc., Richard Piendak, President, for violation of Chapter 60 Delaware air regulations and the company’s air permit

February 11, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0010 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Syed Zaidi /Northeast Gulf for violations of 7 Del. C. Chapters 60 and 74, 7 DE Admin. Code 1351, the Delaware Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems and 7 DE Admin. Code 1124, Delaware Regulations Governing the Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions.

January 22, 2018

Secretary’s Order No. 2018-WH-0001 — Notice of administrative penalty assessment and Secretary’s Order pursuant to 7 Del. C. §6005 issued to E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company for violation of 7 Del. C. Chapters 60 and 63, 7 DE Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (“DRGHW”), and Respondent’s hazardous waste storage permit HW04F22.

November 2, 2017

Secretary’s Order No. 2017-W-0028 — Hershel Edwards, Petitioner v. Town of Laurel, Respondent (Petition submitted under 7 Del. C. Section 6031 seeking replacement water supply from the Respondent)
(Hearing Officer’s Report included)

October 31, 2017

Secretary’s Order No. 2017-WH-0008 — DNREC has found Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Booth to be in violation of Delaware’s Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act, 7 Del. C. Chapter 91, and of 7 DE Admin. Code 1375, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Substance Cleanup.

October 2, 2017

Secretary’s Order No. 2017-WH-0023 — Cease and desist order issued to Anderson’s Recycling, Inc., Delmar, Del., for violations of 7 Del. C Chapter 60 7DE Admin. Code Section 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (“DRGSW”)

March 13, 2017

Secretary’s Order No. 2017-WH-0010 — Cease and desist Secretary’s Order to Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, for violation of 7 Del. C. Chapters 60 and 63 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (“DRGHW”). Accordingly, the Department is issuing this Order to Cease and Desist, pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6018.

March 10, 2017

Secretary’s Order No. 2017-A-0009 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order issued to Delaware City Refining Company for violation of 7 Del. Code Chapter 60, pursuant to 7 Del.C. §6005(b)(3).

March 2, 2017

Secretary’s Order No. 2017-WH-0008 — DNREC has found Mr. Yoon Sung Sil to be in violation of Delaware’s Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act, 7 Del. C. Chapter 91 (“HSCA”), and of 7 DE Admin. Code 1375, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Substance Cleanup.

January 23, 2017

Secretary’s Order No. 2017-A-0001 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order, issued to Vestcom International, Inc. and Foxfire Printing & Packaging, Inc. for violation of 7 Del. C Chapter 60 and state air regulations

September 28, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-W-0036 — Issued pursuant to 7 Del. C. §6005(b)(2) to Kent County Levy Court, the Conciliation Order by Consent and Secretary’s Order reflects the mutual effort by Kent County Levy Court and the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to attain compliance with 7 Del. C. Chapter 60 by Conciliation for past Kent County wastewater violations cited by DNREC.

September 27, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-WH-0035 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Order pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005 issued to Formosa Plastics Corporation in violation of 7 Del. C. Chapters 60 and 63 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (“DRGHW”).

September 21, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-A-40 — Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005(b)(3), issued to Nemours Foundation, Inc. and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for violation of 7 DE Admin. Code 1100 (“Air Quality Regulations”) and its permits.

August 2, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-WH-0032 — Cease and desist order issued to Ms. Martia McGinnis, McGinnis Auto & Mobile Home Salvage, LLC, 4160 Downs Chapel Rd., Clayton, DE 19938 for violation of 7 Del. C. Chapter 60 and 7 DE Admin. Code Section 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (“DRGSW”)

May 31, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-A-0024 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005 Issued to Delaware State University for violation of state air regulations and the university’s permit. This Order will supersede and withdraw Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order No. 2015-A-0029 issued to Respondent on August 10, 2015.

April 25, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-WH-0020 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment Issued Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005 issued to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc.,300 Harvey Drive Wilmington, Delaware 19804 for violations of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste

April 1, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-WH-0007 — Notice of Administrative Penalty issued to Hylton’s Market Inc. Camden Delaware Realty, LLC pursuant to violation of 7 Del. C., Chapters 60 and 74, 7 DE Admin. Code 1351, the Delaware Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems (“the UST Regulations”) and 7 DE Admin. Code 1124, Delaware Regulations Governing the Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions (“the VR Regulations”)

March 30, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-WH-0015 — Notice of Conciliation Proceedings, Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order Issued Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005 to the Delaware Solid Waste Authority for violation of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste

March 1, 2016

Secretary’s Order No. 2016-WS-0005 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order for Oakwood Village at Lewes, LLC for sediment and stormwater violations pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005, Delaware Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution

September 30, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-WH-0038 — Notice of administrative penalty assessment and Secretary Order issued to Dover Air Force Base for violation of 7 Del. C. Chapters 60 and 63 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste.

September 28, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-WH-0018 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Bayhealth Medical Center’s Kent General Hospital for violation of 7 Del. C. Chapters 60 and 63 and 7 DE Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste.

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-WH-0017 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to St. Francis Hospital for violation of 7 Del. C Chapters 60 and 63, 7 DE Admin. Code 1302, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (“DRGHW”), and 7 DE Admin. Code 1301, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste.

August 18, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-A-0031 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005 for unpermitted activities issued to Schiff Farms, Inc., Harrington, Delaware

August 11, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-A-0029 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005 Issued to Delaware State University for violation of state air regulations and the university’s permit

June 23, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-WHS-0002 — Issued to Norfolk Southern Railway Co., a/k/a Norfolk Southern Corporation, for violation of Delaware’s Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act, 7 Del. C. Chapter 91 (“HSCA”) and of 7 DE Administrate Code 1375, Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Substance Cleanup

June 11, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-A-0022 — Amended Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005 issued to Pettinaro Construction Co., Inc. and Christina Crescent, LLC of Wilmington

June 2, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-W-0019 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment Issued Pursuant to 7 Delaware Code §6005 to Junior’s Auto Repair, Wilmington, Del.

April 20, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-WH-0016 — Cease and Desist Order Issued Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6018 to Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, 505 South Market Street, Wilmington, Del.

March 31, 2015

Secretary’s Order No. 2015-WH-0012 — Conciliation Order by Consent Issued Pursuant to 7 Del. C § 6005(b) (2) to Peninsula Compost Company, LLC, 110 South Poplar Street, Suite 400,
Wilmington, DE 19801

December 31, 2014

Secretary’s Order No. 2014-WH-0027 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment to David R. Kelley, President, Kelley Transport & Refuse, LLC, Denton, Md.

October 1, 2014

Secretary’s Order No. 2014-W-0020 — Suspension of Class H System Inspector License No. 4236 for M & D Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Specialists, Inc., 1500 Gunter Road, Marydel, DE 19964, sent to Mike Megill

August 14, 2014

Secretary’s Order No. 2014-A-0012 — Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment to Pettinaro Construction Company Pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005
Order No. 2014-A-0012

April 24, 2014

Secretary’s Order No. 2014-WH-0009 — Second Amended Notice of Conciliation Proceedings, Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order for Peninsula Compost Company LLC of Wilmington

January 10, 2014

Secretary’s Order No. 2013-WH-0062 — Notice of administrative penalty assessment and Secretary’s Order, pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6005, to Summit Aviation, Inc. of Middletown, Del.




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