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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


Answering the Call 24/7 – Our Emergency Response Team

Our Emergency Response Team is the state’s designated first responder for environmental emergencies. The team is on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies from oil spills to clandestine drug labs, chemical leaks, radiological incidents and many more that may occur.


Accidental Release Prevention

The Accidental Release Prevention (ARP) Program ensures that facilities that use Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) maintain Risk Management Plans (RMP).

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Eileen Butler Program Manager II Prevention and Preparedness Branch 302-395-2520



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


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,


    Contact Us

    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


    Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

    The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances protects the environment and human health and safety. The Division encourages waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. It ensures compliance with waste and hazardous substance management laws. The Division leads investigation and clean-up of contaminated sites. It regulates installation, operation, removal and remediation


    Energy Assurance and Emergency Planning

    Energy assurance planning helps achieve a robust, secure and reliable energy infrastructure that is also resilient. Delaware must be able to restore services rapidly in the event of any disaster. Energy assurance accounts for responses to disruptions as they occur (extreme weather, infrastructure failure) and for long-term measures that reduce overall risk to and vulnerabilities





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