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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Permits

Authorization from the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section is required for activities in tidal wetlands or in tidal and non-tidal waters in the State of Delaware. The Section issues various types of authorizations depending upon the location and type of activity proposed. Learn more about what is regulated.
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Are There Wetlands on My Property?

The State of Delaware and the federal government both have laws and regulations that govern wetlands, but they use different methods for determining the location and extent of the wetlands they regulate. You can download maps of state-regulated wetlands, or DNREC staff may be able to help you determine if there are state-regulated wetlands on
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What’s Regulated?

The state regulates activities in tidal wetlands and in tidal and non-tidal waters in the State of Delaware. The Wetlands Delaware regulates all of its tidal wetlands as well as those non-tidal wetlands that include 400 or more contiguous acres under the Delaware Wetlands Act (7 Del. Code, Chapter 66) and
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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands

The Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section provides permitting services for activities in Delaware’s wetlands, bays, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and other waterways that might require a permit under state law. These activities include marina construction and operation, and construction of docks and piers, shoreline stabilization projects, dredging, filling, bridge or culvert construction, utility crossings of
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Board of Certification for Wastewater Operators

The Board of Certification For Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities was created to advise and assist the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in the administration of the Delaware Licensed Wastewater Operator certification program.

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Wastewater Operator Certification

All wastewater treatment facilities in Delaware must be operated under the direct supervision of a Delaware Licensed Wastewater Operator. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control administers the certification program with advice and assistance from the Board of Certification For Operators of Wastewater Facilities.

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Land Treatment of Waste

Certain by-products of wastewater treatment, known as biosolids, and non-hazardous residuals from solid waste treatment, can be used, under certain circumstances, in limited agricultural applications or as landfill. These uses are governed by the Guidance and Regulations Governing the Land Treatment of Wastes (7 DE Admin. Code 7103).
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Construction of Wastewater Facilities

The Surface Water Discharges Section issues permits to construct facilities that will store, collect, convey or treat sewerage and other wastewaters. Permits are issued to safeguard the environment and ensure that the facilities are designed to manage the wastes properly.

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Aquatic Pesticides

The application of pesticides onto Delaware surface water requires a permit from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Permits for this activity are part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
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Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

Urban stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (known as MS4s) and is often discharged, untreated, into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into these systems, operators must obtain a NPDES permit and develop a stormwater management program.

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