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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.

Contact

Kari St. Laurent, Ph.D. Research Coordinator


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.

Contact

Kari St. Laurent, Ph.D. Research Coordinator 302-735-3413


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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  • Delaware’s Climate Action Plan
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    Minimizing Emissions

    By minimizing greenhouse gas emissions now, we contribute to a worldwide effort to reduce the severity of rapid climate change.
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  • Federal Consistency Determinations

    A list of recent applications to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for Federal Consistency Determinations.


    Federal Consistency Certifications

    A list of recent applications to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for Federal Consistency Determinations.


    Federal Consistency Determination: HUD/ Wilmington Housing

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes to transfer 37 Scattered Sites from the Wilmington Housing Authority to the Delaware Affordable Housing Group, a non-profit entity.


    Federal Consistency Certification: Village at Pine View

    A-Del Construction Co. proposes to construct a turn lane on Frazer Road to serve the Village at Pine View subdivision, causing impacts to approximately 560 square feet of nontidal wetlands.


    Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board of the State of Delaware Notice of Public Hearing

    Notice of continuation of a hearing of the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board that began on Sept. 15, 2021.


    Federal Consistency Certification: Mosquito Ditch Maintenance

    The applicant proposes to perform maintenance on an existing mosquito ditch located west of South Bowers Road to restore its drainage functionality by removing accumulated sediment from the channel.


    Federal Consistency Certification: Paese-Kimbrough Docking Facilities

    The applicants propose to build docking facilities consisting of an elevated walkway over vegetated wetlands, a fixed pier, a fixed dock, and a boat lift on the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, in Lewes.


    Federal Consistency Determination: Bluefish Fishery Management Plan

    The National Marine Fisheries Service proposes to update the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan using the best information available by revising quota allocations and management procedures.


    Federal Consistency Determination: Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

    The National Marine Fisheries Service proposes to conduct Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan to allow for more controlled access to the scallop resource and increase monitoring to support a growing directed scallop fishery in Federal waters.


    Coastal Zone Act Permit: FujiFilm

    The Coastal Zone Act Program has issued a permit to FujiFilm Imaging Colorants, Inc. to build and operate a new manufacturing plant to produce high-performance aqueous pigment dispersions at its facility at 233 Cherry Lane, New Castle.


    Federal Consistency Certification: Paese Dock and Pier

    The applicant proposes to dredge a portion of the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal and build a fixed pier, fixed dock, boat lift, gangway, floating dock and a wetland walkway.





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