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2018 Fish Consumption Advisory Information

Delaware fish consumption advisories issued February 20, 2018, by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health (DHSS/DPH) show that the concentration of chemical contaminants found in fish caught from Delaware waterways continues to decline, indicating water quality is improving across the


Blades Groundwater Site

On Sept. 1, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of the Blades Groundwater Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is EPA’s list of priority sites with releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants requiring evaluation for possible remediation. The public announcement of the listing appears in the


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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    Request a No-Spray Zone

    The Delaware Mosquito Control Section accepts applications for No-Spray Zones in which mosquito control adulticides will not be applied in the immediate or close vicinity of your residence.

    Contacts

    Glasgow Office (New Castle County and northern Kent County, including


    Wetland Management and Restoration

    The Mosquito Control Section helps to control mosquito populations by improving and managing wetlands in oreder to increase fish and wildlife populations and restore previously altered wetland habitats to a healthier condition. These wetland systems, when properly functioning, help to create a natural check on mosquito populations. Successful wetland management can help reduce the need


    Mosquito-Borne Diseases

    There are several mosquito-borne diseases of concern in Delaware: Chikungunya, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and Canine Heartworm Disease, and a possible newcomer, Zika, for which the state’s awareness is growing.
    You Can Help Learn how you can control mosquitoes in your own


    Mosquito Spraying in Delaware

    The Mosquito Control Section uses a Spray Zone Notification System to let residents know when and where they plan to apply pesticides to control mosquito populations.
    Delaware Mosquito Control Spray Policy Mosquito Control Pesticide Management Discharge Plan (PMDP)


    Questions and Answers

    A collection of questions and answers about mosquitoes and mosquito control in Delaware.
    Many adult mosquitoes around the home come from mosquito production sites within or near the neighborhood. You can


    Mosquito Control

    DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section provides mosquito control services throughout Delaware to maintain quality of life and protect public health by reducing the possibility of mosquito-borne illnesses.
    For help with nuisance mosquitoes where you live, call one of our field offices: The


    Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

    The Asian Tiger Mosquito is Delaware’s newest and toughest nuisance mosquito. Tiger mosquitoes get their name from their distinct stripe pattern and their aggressive behavior. If you suspect you may have an Asian Tiger Mosquito problem, there are things you can do to get rid of the problem. Check Your Property The


    Air Quality Forecast

    DNREC works with the EPA and regional partners to track air quality and help you know if you need to take precautions. For current ozone and particulate conditions, visit the EPA AirNow website. Ozone forecasting season has ended. Daily air quality forecasts will resume in May, 2022. To sign up for air


    Boilers and Pressure Vessels

    The Delaware Boiler Safety Program oversees the construction, installation and repair of boilers and pressure vessels in, and destined for, the State of Delaware.
    Effective Jan. 1, 2021, all payments shall be directed to the Boiler Safety Program electronically. Online payment may be made through either personal or business


    Insurance Companies

    A listing of insurance companies and contacts related to boilers and pressure vessels.
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    Boiler Safety Commissions and Testing

    The Boiler Safety Program requires anyone conducting jurisdictional inspections to have a current National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors IS (In-Service) Commission and a Delaware Certificate of Competency.

    Contact Us

    Boiler Safety Program 302-395-2500



    Council on Boiler Safety

    The Council on Boiler Safety serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) on matters relating to the sale, operation, construction and use of boilers in Delaware.

    Contact Us

    Boiler Safety Program


    Information for Homeowners

    Owner-occupants of single-family dwellings are exempt from the Facilities Management Asbestos Regulations (see Section 5 – Compliance) regarding the removal and repair of asbestos by Delaware-licensed contractors They are also exempt from the requirement to notify DNREC and the US EPA. Where Asbestos Hazards Might Be Found



    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


    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


    Delaware Natural Resources Police 411

    The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Natural Resources Police offer a smartphone app, Tip411, to give the public an easy way to report environmental crimes and concerns. The Delaware Natural Resources Police (DENRP) Tip411 app also gives Natural Resources Police a tool to share important information with the public. [column md=”5″ xclass=”col-xs-12


    Natural Resources Police

    The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has three Natural Resources Police units that work with the public to ensure safety, investigate environmental crimes, and make sure that Delawareans and visitors to the state can enjoy Delaware’s natural resources. They are the Environmental Crimes Unit, the Fish and Wildlife


    Firearms Regulations

    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) have issued regulations expanding the scope of legal possession of firearms within Delaware’s state parks, state wildlife areas and state forests.
    The new rules are contained in the state’s regulations


    Share Your Views: Natural Resources Police

    This page contains an embedded SurveyMonkey survey from the Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police. The survey may not be visible to screen readers. To give your feedback, please feel free to contact the Natural Resources Police at


    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


    Environmental Crimes Unit

    The Environmental Crimes Unit investigates environmental crimes and enforces a wide variety of environmental laws and regulations for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).

    Emergency Response Line

    800-662-8802 Report environmental complaints, spills, releases, trash


    Get Out and Enjoy Delaware’s Great Outside

    The Play Outside map from Delaware State Parks will help you find the right park, preserve, trail or playground so you can head out and play outside.


    Topic: Health and Safety

    Protecting the health and safety of Delaware residents and visitors is a primary goal of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).





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