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DNREC Announces Availability of 2021 Community Environmental Project Fund

DNREC will hold two virtual public workshops to announce the availability of Community Environmental Project Fund grants for the 2021 grant cycle.
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Responding to Environmental Emergencies

The Emergency Response Branch is responsible for responding to petroleum and hazardous materials incidents in the state. Incidents can range from transportation-related spills to major threats such as weapons of mass destruction.

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Jamie Bethard State Emergency Prevention and Response
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Emergency Response and Strategic Services

The Emergency Response and Strategic Services Section oversees emergency response, accidental release prevention, emergency planning and community right-to-know, and boiler safety programs. It assists with public communications and manages financial and paralegal support for the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances.

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Reducing Flooding in Coastal Communities

DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) office has partnered with a group of seven unique coastal municipalities on a comprehensive assessment of impervious surface coverage. The project will produce community-specific strategies for reducing existing and future impervious surface coverage and increasing stormwater infiltration. Local Leadership
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Reporting Requirements

In 1986,
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Data and Information

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Online Reporting

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Community Right-to-Know

The Emergency
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The Toxics Release Inventory

The Toxics Release Inventory
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Reports and Documents

The State Emergency Response Commission provides reports and documents related to emergency planning and preparedness and hazardous materials in Delaware. State Emergency Response Commission Annual Reports Delaware Code requires the SERC to prepare an annual report on its activities.
FY2017 SERC
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Education and Outreach

A main focus of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know is to make information available to the public and promote participation in emergency planning. A variety of information is available.
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Related Links

A listing of links to agencies and resources related to the work of the State Emergency Response Commission. State of Delaware
Delaware.gov Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
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Online Reporting

This information has moved to the Online Reporting page of the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
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Reporting Requirements

This information has moved to the Reporting Requirements page of the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
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Data and Information

This information has moved to the Data and Information page of the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
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Kent County Local Emergency Planning Committee Bylaws

Bylaws of the Kent County Local Emergency Planning Committee. ARTICLE I – NAME The name of the organization shall be the Kent County Local Emergency Planning Committee, hereinafter referred to as LEPC. For administrative purposes, the Kent County LEPC shall be a section within the Kent County Department of Public Safety,
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Local Emergency Planning Committees

In response to emergency incidents involving hazardous materials, the U.S. Congress passed the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) in 1986. Title III of SARA is a free standing statute known as Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). This act created the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and a network of Local
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Disclaimers

The following disclaimers relate to the public information provided on the website of the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). Disclaimer of Liability This community right-to-know information is gathered from a variety of sources and published strictly as a public service. Neither the State of Delaware nor any officer, employee or consultant
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State Emergency Response Commission Members

Membership of the State Emergency Response Commission is established in state code (29 Del. Code, §8226). The Secretary of the Department of Public Safety serves as chair, and the Director of DNREC’s Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances serves as vice chair.
Robert Coupe Secretary of
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Events & Announcements

The State Emergency Response Commission offers periodic training and workshops for responders, civic leaders, managers and staff of facilities that handle hazardous substances, and others. Annual Hazardous Materials Training Workshop Canceled In response to the State of Emergency declared by Governor John Carney, Fire School Director Robert Newnam has
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The EPCRA Reporting Program is located in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Emergency Prevention and Response Section. This program is responsible for the collection and dissemination of information reported under the federal and state Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Acts (EPCRA).

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State Emergency Response Commission

The Delaware State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), created in response to the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, is comprised of representatives from various state and local government organizations and industry. The primary focus of the SERC is to enhance state and local emergency response and preparedness capabilities through better coordination
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New Castle Resilient Community Events

The public participation portion of the City of New Castle Resilient Community Partnership included a series of public meetings at which residents and stakeholders were able to brainstorm and contribute their input to the partnership. March 14, 2018 Resilient Community Partnership Public Workshop
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Creating a Flood Ready Community

This course, presented with the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration, reviews the multiple sources of flood risks to Delaware communities that can be addressed and mitigated through planning, codes, and ordinances.
This training covers floodplain requirements for municipalities. It presents
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Slaughter Beach Resilient Community Events

The public participation portion of the Slaughter Beach Resilient Community Partnership included a series of three public meetings at which residents and stakeholders were able to brainstorm and contribute their input to the partnership. July 22, 2017 Resilient Community Day Public Workshop Town of Slaughter Beach residents and stakeholders were invited
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Resilient Community Partnership: New Castle

Resilient Communities Town of Slaughter Beach City of New Castle Contact: Bob Scarborough Delaware Coastal Programs 302-739-9283
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Resilient Community Partnership: Slaughter Beach

Resilient Communities Town of Slaughter Beach City of New Castle Contact: Bob Scarborough Delaware Coastal Programs 302-739-9283

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Resilient Communities

Communities throughout Delaware are threatened by inland flooding, coastal storms, sea level rise, and changing climate conditions. The Resilient Community Partnership helps communities prepare to respond to coastal hazards.

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Kristen L. Thornton Delaware Coastal Programs 302-739-9173

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Sustainable Planning

A community sustainability plan is a road-map for making a community a socially fair, economically strong, and environmentally healthy place to live, work, and play. Community Sustainability Plan
Developed in consultation with community members, a community sustainability plan is a long-term plan to help the community
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