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Federal Consistency Determination: National Ocean Service

The NOAA National Ocean Service has prepared an environmental impact statement for 2023 to 2027 to analyze potential environmental impacts associated with recurring surveys and other data collection activities in various waterways.


Notice of Public Hearing: Weatherization Assistance Program – Energy Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant

The Division of Climate, Coastal, and Energy will hold a public hearing to take comments on a $10 million grant from the US Dept. of Energy for the DNREC Weatherization Assistance Program.


Federal Consistency Determination: National Marine Fisheries Service

National Marine Fisheries Service proposes to update fishery management plans regarding Atlantic king mackerel and Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel.


Federal Consistency Certifications Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program

Federal Consistency Certifications have been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for beach renourishment projects by the DNREC Div. of Watershed Stewardship for Slaughter Beach and South Bowers Beach.


Federal Consistency Certification: US Wind Maryland Offshore Project

US Wind proposes to develop a commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project in waters offshore of Maryland with offshore export cables proposed to make landfall in Sussex County, Delaware.


Low- to Moderate-Income Solar Pilot Program

The DNREC Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Solar Pilot Program is meant to bring renewable energy to a segment of the Delaware population that has historically been underserved by existing state programs and incentives. Grant funding is available to promote the use of renewable energy in Delaware for low- and moderate-income households. The two-year LMI


Federal Consistency Certification: Angola by the Bay Living Shoreline

The Angola by the Bay Property Owners Association proposes to build a living shoreline project within its community, in Lewes.


Federal Consistency Certification: Marcus Hook Terminal Dredging

Energy Transfer proposes to conduct mechanical maintenance dredging over a 10-year period at berths and water intakes at the Marcus Hook Facility within Delaware and Pennsylvania portions of the Delaware River.


Federal Consistency Determinations Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program

Federal consistency determinations have been submitted for an amendment to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan and for a plan to dredge the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal.


Federal Consistency Certification: North Millsboro Bypass

DelDOT is seeking a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for the construction of the North Millsboro Bypass.


Implementing Delaware’s Climate Action Plan

Delaware has for more than a decade been working to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and increase the state’s resilience to climate change. The Climate Action Plan outlines broad strategies and specific actions that can be taken to further those efforts.
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Federal Consistency Certification: Eastern Shore Natural Gas

Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company is proposing to replace 9,000 linear feet of a six-inch natural gas pipeline in an unincorporated area near Bridgeville.


Federal Consistency Certification: South Shore Marina Entrance Channel Relocation

South Shore Moorings proposes to relocate the entrance channel of a 92-slip marina.


Federal Consistency Certification: STA Pharmaceutical Plant

STA Pharmaceutical proposes to construct a new pharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Middletown.


Federal Consistency Determination Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: National Marine Fisheries Service

The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to implement a flexible shortfin mako shark retention limit.


Coastal Zone Act Application Materials

Manufacturing, heavy industry, and bulk product transfer activities since 1971 in Delaware’s coastal zone require a coastal zone permit in addition to other applicable DNREC permits.

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CZA Program 302-739-9283 100 West Water Street Suite 7B


Delaware Coastal Zone Act Program

The Coastal Zone Act regulates new and existing manufacturing, heavy industry, and bulk product transfer activities in Delaware’s coastal zone through a permitting system.

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CZA Program 302-739-9283 100 West Water Street Suite 7B Dover,


History of the Coastal Zone Act

Then-Governor Russell Peterson and the Delaware General Assembly passed the Delaware Coastal Zone Act (CZA) in 1971. It was signed into law on June 28, 1971. The Act is designed to protect the coastal areas from the impacts of heavy industrialization and bulk product transfer and safeguard their use primarily for recreation and tourism. [column


Federal Consistency Certification Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: Port Mahon Maintenance Dredging

Delaware Storage and Pipeline Company proposes to maintenance dredge the berth and access channel leading to its fuel berth/docking facility near Port Mahon, in Kent County.


Federal Consistency Certification Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: DelDOT Interchange

The Delaware Department of Transportation is seeking a United States Army Corps of Engineers permit to reconfigure the existing I-95 and SR 896 interchange to a double flyover interchange with new and realigned/widened ramps.


Federal Consistency Determination Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: Bobola Hopper Tank

The USDA has received an application for financing for an additional Hopper Tank and a Bucket Elevator at an existing grain storage yard on Chestnut Grove Road, in Dover.


Federal Consistency Certification Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: White Creek Dredging

On behalf of the Division of Watershed Stewardship, Anchor QEA proposes to dredge 70,000 cubic yards of material from White Creek and Assawoman Canal channel in Sussex County.


Federal Consistency Determination Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: Delaware Air National Guard

The Delaware Air National Guard proposed building a new Fuel Cell and Corrosion Control Hangar to replace existing facilities at the Guard base in New Castle.


Federal Consistency Determination Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: Green Meadow Farms

The USDA has received an application for financing for an additional Grain Storage Bin and a Grain Dryer on a property at 1708 Hemping Rd., in Harrington.


Federal Consistency Determination Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: National Marine Fisheries Service

The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to implement changes to the American lobster fishery in Federal waters of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.


Delaware Climate Leadership Academy

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has partnered with the Association of Climate Change Officers to offer the Delaware Climate Leadership Academy.
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Enrollment Application for Upcoming Classes

Use the form below to apply for enrollment in one of the next class cohorts of the Delaware Climate Leadership Academy.
Completing this application does not guarantee a place in the Delaware Climate Leadership Academy. Applicants will be notified of the status of


Climate Leadership Academy Programs

The Delaware Climate Leadership Academy offers programs for public and private sector professionals and leaders to learn how climate change is impacting Delaware, build preparedness and advance solutions through collaboration and technical training.
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About the Academy

The Delaware Climate Leadership Academy is a state-sponsored initiative established to provide foundational and continuing education along with executive training programs on climate risk assessment, planning and solutions to state and local government officials, infrastructure executives and business leaders.
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Federal Consistency Determination Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to use U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 3 to conduct phase 2 of their marsh restoration project located along the Delaware River front at the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsville Township, New Jersey.


Offshore Wind

Delaware continues to explore opportunities and challenges presented by the growing offshore wind industry. The state has set a target of achieving 40% renewable energy by 2035. Increasing renewable energy in Delaware is also identified as a strategy in Delaware’s Climate Action Plan to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change.


Federal Consistency Determinations Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program

The Delaware State Housing Authority proposes to use Recovery Housing Program funds to acquire and rehabilitate single-family housing units in Seaford and Harbeson.


Coastal Research

DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs conducts a variety of coastal research programs to study the affects of climate change, impacts from human pollutants, and other factors impacting the changing coastal environment of Delaware.

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302-739-6377



Collaborations

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) collaborates with various partner organizations and hosts visiting scientists who conduct research of local and national significance that focuses on enhancing coastal management.

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Federal Consistency Certification Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: Osprey Point Marina

Osprey Point Preserves proposes to construct a 25-slip commercial marina and kayak launch dock on the eastern shore of Arnell Creek.


Climate and Sustainability Initiatives

DNREC’s Climate and Sustainability Section is charged with reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and improving Delaware’s resiliency to impacts of climate change. We accomplish this through technical assistance, financial incentives, policy development, pilot projects and education initiatives.
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Notice of Public Hearing: Weatherization Assistance Program

The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy is conducting a public hearing to consider comments from the public on the 2022 Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grant application.


Federal Consistency Certification Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: Chesapeake Utilities

Chesapeake Utilities proposes to construct, own, operate and maintain approximately 5.5 miles of 8-inch diameter buried natural gas main in the Selbyville and Fenwick Island areas of Sussex County.


Big Year at the DNERR

Calling all birders! Join the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) for a Big Year in 2022. Be a citizen scientist. Help gather important data for conservation efforts.
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Federal Consistency Determination: Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan

The National Marine Fisheries Service proposes to amend the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan to improve the reliability and accountability of catch reporting in the commercial groundfish fishery.


Federal Consistency Certifications Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program

The Wilmington Housing Authority proposes to use Housing and Urban Development funds to make improvements to existing Housing Authority communities throughout the City of Wilmington.


Federal Consistency Determination: Salem River Maintenance Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to use small dredges to remove spot shoals from a segment of the Salem River navigational channel in Delaware jurisdictional waters over a period of 10 years.


Federal Consistency Certifications Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program

A recent application to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for Federal Consistency Determination.


Delaware’s Climate Impacts

Climate change looks different depending on where you are in the world. In Delaware, climate change primarily takes the form of sea level rise, increasing temperatures and more frequent intense storms, including heavy precipitation and flooding.
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Climate Change Basics

Although Earth’s climate has changed naturally throughout its history, research has shown that the climate is warming rapidly as a result of increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
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  • Delaware Emissions

    Human activities have increased the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, which has led to rising temperatures and other changes in our earth and climate.
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  • Delaware’s Climate Action Plan


    Actions You Can Take

    Climate change is a global issue that will require global solutions, but we can all play a part in that greater effort by reducing our energy usage and conserving our resources.
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    Minimizing Impacts

    By maximizing resilience and adapting to climate change impacts now, we are better prepared for extreme and unexpected events.
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    Data and Tools

    Delaware has taken steps to address the causes and consequences of climate change with the goal of minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and maximizing resilience to the impacts of climate change we are witnessing today.
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    Terms and Definitions

    A glossary of terms used in the Delaware Climate Action Plan and in conversations about climate issues.
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