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Sandblasting Water Tanks

Starting in January of 2019, an air quality permit is required for sandblasting of outdoor water tanks in Delaware. Projects removing lead-containing coatings from water tanks by use of dry abrasive blasting must obtain a permit from DNREC’s Division of Air Quality.

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Citizens’ Guide to Residential Open Burning

Residential open burning, ceremonial open burning and several types of recreational open burning are permitted in Delaware except when prohibited by the State Fire Marshal or National Weather Service.

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Gerald Mood 302.739.9402
Allowed Burning Residential open burning is for residents domiciled
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Prescribed Burns

A prescribed burn is any fire intentionally ignited to meet specific land management objectives such as wildlife habitat improvement, disease or invasive species control, forest management, fuel suppression, and other recognized conservation practices.

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Gerald Mood 302.739.9402
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Agricultural Burning

Farmers may conduct agricultural burning for crop residue, field maintenance, and land clearing for agricultural operations. This does not include clearing land in order to construct structures, even those used in conjunction with agricultural operations.

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Gerald Mood 302.739.9402
Vegetation management
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Open Burning by Fire Companies

Fire companies in Delaware are allowed to conduct certain open burning activities, including assisting farmers with agricultural burning and the intentional burning of structures for the purposes of firefighting instruction.

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Gerald Mood 302.739.9402

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Open Burning

Most open burning is prohibited in Delaware from May 1 through September 30, typically referred to as “Ozone Season.” Exemptions include camping, cooking, and ceremonial fires. Delaware’s Open Burning Regulations prohibit certain types of burning at all times, and provide guidance for authorized burning under specific conditions.

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Questions and Answers

You have questions about Open Burning. We have answers. If you have a question not answered below, please drop us a note and let us know.
Burning of small amounts of cut or fallen branches, limbs, or shrubbery from your residence (limited
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Clean Transportation Rebates 2016 – June 2018

From time to time, DNREC updates the Clean Transportation Incentive Program to reflect appropriate incentive levels and to clarify program guidelines. The current program applies to vehicles purchased between July 1, 2018 and December 30, 2019. If your vehicle was purchased/leased before or on June 30, 2018, please see the documents below.
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Division of Air Quality

The Division of Air Quality monitors and regulates all emissions to the air. It issues permits to construct and permits to operate air contaminant sources. It maintains emission inventories from business and industry. It develops the State’s implementation plan as required by the Clean Air Act. It adopts new regulations
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Clean Fuel and Transportation Initiatives

Alternative fuel vehicles help us get from here to there with cleaner air and lower fueling costs. Electric cars, propane and natural gas vehicles, and bi-fuel vehicles are driven by Delawareans across all three counties, and more hit the road in the US every day. Clean transportation is a crucial strategy in lowering our greenhouse
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