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DNREC Announces Availability of 2022 Community Environmental Project Fund

The 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 Reports

An 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 Project

The 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 Fund

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


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


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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Resilient Community Partnership: Atlantic Coast Communities and Lewes

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, 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 Information

The State of Delaware provides a variety of data search and information services related to Community Right-to-Know.
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  • Online Reporting

    Delaware 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.
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    Community Right-to-Know

    The 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.
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    The Toxics Release Inventory

    The 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.
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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.
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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


    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


    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


    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


    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,


    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


    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


    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


    Events and 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: May 7 and 8, 2021 The 14th Annual Hazardous Materials Training Workshop will take place May 7 and 8,


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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).



    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


    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


    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


    Resilient Community Partnership: New Castle

    The 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 Beach

    The 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 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



    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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