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Data and InformationThe Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control uses data tools, mapping resources and information technology to study the health and resilience of Delaware’s natural resources, manage programs and provide information to the public. These tools include detailed datasets, digital mapping tools (known as geospatial data tools) and a
Public ParticipationPublic engagement and participation is key to DNREC’s mission. Learn about public meetings and notices, secretary’s orders and other outreach initiatives in place across DNREC’s divisions to encourage public participation, as well as information on signing up for calendar alerts or other notifications. The Environmental Permitting Process
Community ResourcesThe Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has a range of community resources for Delawareans, including boards and commissions, committees and ombudsmen. Programs are also in place to assist residents with home weatherization, transitioning to clean energy and access to Delaware’s state parks. Ombudsmen
Share Your ThoughtsThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is committed to working with community members throughout the state to develop pathways for meaningful dialogue. DNREC welcomes your comments and suggestions about environmental justice at DNREC. Please include your phone number, your email, or both, so that we can reach
Environmental Justice at DNRECEnvironmental justice seeks equity for minority and low-income communities that may be disproportionately exposed – and vulnerable – to adverse environmental impacts. Simply put, practicing environmental justice ensures that everyone has an equal seat at the table where decisions are made. Help Us Make These Pages More Useful
DNREC Announces Availability of 2023 Community Environmental Project FundDNREC will hold a virtual public workshop to announce the availability of Community Environmental Project Fund (CEPF) grants for the 2023 grant cycle.
DNREC Announces Availability of 2022 Community Environmental Project FundThe Department will hold a virtual public workshop to announce the availability of Community Environmental Project Fund grants for the 2022 grant cycle.
Archived Delaware TRI ReportsAn archive of state-produced Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports for Delaware. Starting with data for 2020, this information is part of a national dataset managed by the US EPA. 2019 TRI Report 2019 TRI Facility Profiles 2018 TRI Report 2018
City of New Castle Ecosystem Assessment and Enhancement ProjectThe City of New Castle and DNREC have partnered for a study to determine the potential impacts of various sea level rise scenarios on the city’s ecosystems. The Ecosystem Assessment and Enhancement Project is based on the recommendations of a previous city/state partnership. It will evaluate the
DNREC Announces Availability of 2021 Community Environmental Project FundDNREC will hold two virtual public workshops to announce the availability of Community Environmental Project Fund grants for the 2021 grant cycle.
Responding to Environmental EmergenciesThe DNREC 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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Emergency Response and Strategic ServicesThe DNREC 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.
Resilient Community Partnership: Atlantic Coast Communities and LewesDNREC’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 Presentations
Reporting RequirementsIn 1986, the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was passed. In 1991, the State of Delaware passed its own Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act which built upon the federal law and created a funding mechanism for for emergency planning activities. Through these laws, a series of reporting requirements were established covering
Data and InformationThe State of Delaware provides a variety of data search and information services related to Community Right-to-Know. Community Right-to-Know Menu
Online ReportingDelaware facilities submit their annual Tier II reports (often referred to as EPCRA Section 312 reports) online using the Tier II ManagerTM system. EPCRA Section 302 and 311 reports are submitted online as well. Community Right-to-Know Menu
Community Right-to-KnowThe Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Reporting Program, in the DNREC Emergency Response and Strategic Services Section, works with local communities and the regulated community to collect and share information about the storage, use and release of hazardous and toxic chemicals. [button
The Toxics Release InventoryThe Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available data set containing information reported annually for toxic chemicals manufactured, processed, or otherwise used by certain facilities in Delaware and throughout the United States. Community Right-to-Know Menu
State Emergency Response CommissionAll content relating to the Delaware State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) has moved to the website of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) at dema.delaware.gov/serc/. Please update your bookmarks and links. The Commission, created in response to the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, is comprised of representatives
New Castle Resilient Community EventsThe 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 City of
Creating a Flood Ready CommunityThis 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.
Slaughter Beach Resilient Community EventsThe 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
Resilient Community Partnership: New CastleThe City of New Castle, like other low-lying Delaware communities, is vulnerable to natural hazards from multiple sources. New Castle is particularly at risk due to its location along the Delaware River, which makes it susceptible to upstream flooding, downstream tidal surge, and combinations of the two. A significant portion of the City is
Resilient Community Partnership: Slaughter BeachThe Town of Slaughter Beach, like other low-lying Delaware Bayfront communities, is vulnerable to natural hazards from multiple sources. Slaughter Beach currently experiences frequent flooding of streets and property during high tide. The town is also at risk for less frequent, but more extreme flooding events from storm surges during
Resilient CommunitiesCommunities 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.
Kristen L. Thornton Delaware Coastal Programs 302-739-9173