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Construction Application Permit Fees

Following is a list of application fees for Regulation 1102 Construction Permit Applications to the Division of Air Quality. Permit applications should be mailed to the Division of Air Quality, along with required
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Stationary Generator Emissions

Delaware’s Air Quality Regulations require the operators of stationary generators to register their equipment with the Division of Air Quality, regardless of whether that equipment requires a permit to operate. Those generators that meet the requirements of Regulation 1102 must also apply for Regulation 1102 Construction permits.

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Air Contaminant Equipment Registration

Any process that will emit between 0.2 and 10 pounds of air contaminants per day must apply for a Registration. Those processes that have emissions greater than 10 pounds per day before control must have an Air Quality Permit to operate.

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Title V Fee Committee

The Title V Operating Permit Program Advisory Committee, generally known as the Title V Fee Committee, was established by the Delaware General Assembly (7 Del. Code, § 6099) to provide guidance for the Title V: Major Sources program and to publish an annual report on costs and fees related to the Title V permitting program.
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Air Quality Pre-Application Review

The Division of Air Quality encourages all applicants to meet with an air permitting engineer before submitting a final permit application. This Draft Application Review Meeting ensures that the final application will be both administratively complete and technically complete.

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DNREC Public Hearings

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has the authority to adopt, amend, modify or repeal regulations to achieve greater protection of the environment and human health. DNREC also manages a wide variety of permitting programs, covering issues related to air quality, waste and hazardous substances, water quality, water supply, wetlands and subaqueous
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Coastal Zone Conversion Permits Open Houses

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking input on the preliminary recommendations made by the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act Regulatory Advisory Committee.
February 25, in Claymont February 26, in Delaware City 
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Sandblasting Water Tanks

Starting in January of 2019, an air quality permit is required for sandblasting of outdoor water tanks in Delaware. Projects removing lead-containing coatings from water tanks by use of dry abrasive blasting must obtain a permit from DNREC’s Division of Air Quality.

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Air Quality Permitting & Regulation

The Division of Air Quality oversees regulations and permits governing the control of air pollution, from all sources in the state, to ensure that Delaware’s air meets State and Federal Air Quality Standards created to protect public health and the environment. The Division provides guidance and technical assistance to regulated businesses and facilities.

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Groundwater Discharges Section Fees

The following is a table of fees related to the permitting and licensing programs of the Groundwater Discharges Section of the Division of Water.
On-Site Inspections (Annual) Holding Tank $60
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Groundwater Discharge Licenses

The Groundwater Discharges Section issues licenses for the various professions involved in designing, installing and maintaining on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems. Licenses are granted under the state’s on-site systems regulations and with input from the On-Site Systems Advisory Board.
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On-Site Systems Advisory Board

The On-Site Systems Advisory Board advises the Department on the groundwater discharges licensing program. The Board, created in the on-site systems regulations (7 DE Admin. Code, 7101), reviews and approves professional training requirements and courses and makes recommendations for licensing decisions by the Department.

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Spray Irrigation Program Resources

This page provides a general interpretation of existing methods for designing spray irrigation facilities, and also considers the relative effectiveness and limitations of these facilities.
Marlene Baust Groundwater Discharges Section 302.739.9948
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On-Site Wastewater System Forms

A collection of forms and resources related to the permitting and management of on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems in Delaware. Site Evaluation Approval Septic Permit Application Onsite Wastewater System Construction Report Class H Inspection Form Pre-Construction As Built Extension
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State Regulated Wetlands Map Index

To determine if you have state-regulated tidal wetlands on your property, browse or search the index map to find and download maps of state-regulated wetlands. [giciframe
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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Permits

Authorization from the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section is required for activities in tidal wetlands or in tidal and non-tidal waters in the State of Delaware. The Section issues various types of authorizations depending upon the location and type of activity proposed. Learn more about what is regulated.
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Are There Wetlands on My Property?

The State of Delaware and the federal government both have laws and regulations that govern wetlands, but they use different methods for determining the location and extent of the wetlands they regulate. You can download maps of state-regulated wetlands, or DNREC staff may be able to help you determine if there are state-regulated wetlands on
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What’s Regulated?

The state regulates activities in tidal wetlands and in tidal and non-tidal waters in the State of Delaware. The Wetlands Delaware regulates all of its tidal wetlands as well as those non-tidal wetlands that include 400 or more contiguous acres under the Delaware Wetlands Act (7 Del. Code, Chapter 66) and
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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands

The Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section provides permitting services for activities in Delaware’s wetlands, bays, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and other waterways that might require a permit under state law. These activities include marina construction and operation, and construction of docks and piers, shoreline stabilization projects, dredging, filling, bridge or culvert construction, utility crossings of
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Construction of Wastewater Facilities

The Surface Water Discharges Section issues permits to construct facilities that will store, collect, convey or treat sewerage and other wastewaters. Permits are issued to safeguard the environment and ensure that the facilities are designed to manage the wastes properly.

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Aquatic Pesticides

The application of pesticides onto Delaware surface water requires a permit from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Permits for this activity are part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
NPDES Permit Programs Individual NPDES Permits
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Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

Urban stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (known as MS4s) and is often discharged, untreated, into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into these systems, operators must obtain a NPDES permit and develop a stormwater management program.

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Department of Agriculture jointly manage the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) NPDES permitting program.
NPDES Permit Programs Individual NPDES Permits Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Industrial
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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulates point sources that discharge pollutants into the waters of Delaware. It helps ensure that the state’s water bodies can meet their designated uses, such as providing drinking water, being safe for swimming or fishing, or supporting aquatic life.

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Surface Water Discharges Section

The Surface Water Discharges Section issues permits for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment systems, including stormwater treatment, which discharge into Delaware’s surface waters. It also regulates the management of wastewater sludge. The Section licenses wastewater treatment operators and provides technical assistance and training to help wastewater treatment facilities avoid problems.

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Well and Water Use Permit Data

The Water Supply Section maintains a database of water well data derived from permit applications, well completion and abandonment reports. Data from this system is available from the Delaware Open Data Portal and by request to the Division of Water.

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Well Permits Branch 302.739.9944
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Water Supply Application and License Fees

Following are application and license fees for the DNREC Division of Water Water Supply section. Make checks out as payable to “Division of Water” unless otherwise noted. When an advertisement for a permit is required, the advertisement appears in Sunday newspapers, and is for a 15-day public comment period.
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CZCPA Work Groups

Four Work Groups have been formed to provide technical support to the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act (CZCPA) Regulatory Advisory Committee (RAC). This page contains information about each of the four Work Groups, including focus areas and meeting materials. Due to the complex nature of many topics addressed in the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit
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Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board

The Delaware Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board hears appeals of decisions made by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) under the Delaware Coastal Zone Act (7 Del. Code, Chapter 70). The Board has the authority to affirm, reverse, or modify Coastal Zone Act decisions made
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CZCPA Regulatory Advisory Committee

In June 2018, DNREC assembled the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act (CZCPA) Regulatory Advisory Committee (RAC) to provide guidance and feedback to DNREC on the development of regulations under the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act. This page contains all information and materials from Committee meetings, including the RAC’s final recommendations.
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Industrial Stormwater Runoff

The Industrial Storm Water Permitting Program is designed to prevent the contamination of storm water runoff from a facility by properly handling and storing materials.
NPDES Permit Programs Individual NPDES Permits Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Industrial
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Individual NPDES Permits

An individual NPDES permit is tailored to a specific discharge and location. These are typically outfalls from municipal sewage treatment facilities or industrial plants that discharge to surface waters of Delaware. The NPDES permit specifies limitations, monitoring requirements, and other terms and conditions that the permittee must meet in order to be allowed to discharge.

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Stakeholder Interviews

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has invited a number of representatives of different Delaware groups to participate in an initial set of stakeholder interviews to help guide DNREC in developing the process it will use to develop regulations for Coastal Zone Conversion Permits.
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Delaware Coastal Zone Act Program

The Coastal Zone Act Program regulates existing heavy industrial activities, as well as new and existing manufacturing activities in Delaware’s Coastal Zone. Certain new activities, such as the bulk transfer of raw materials, are not allowed in the Coastal Zone, which runs the length of the state.

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Coastal Zone Conversion Permits

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has developed regulations to implement a new permit process to allow industrial reuse of 14 existing sites of heavy industry use within Delaware’s Coastal Zone.
On August 26, 2019, following a joint
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History of the Coastal Zone Act

Then-Governor Russell Peterson signed the Delaware Coastal Zone Act (7 Del.C., Chapter 70) into law on June 28, 1971. The Governor and General Assembly of 1971 recognized that the coastal areas of Delaware are the most critical areas for the future of the State in terms of quality of life. The law is designed to protect Delaware’s
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Environmental Appeals Board Decisions

This is an archive of decisions issued by the State of Delaware Environmental Appeals Board. The decisions are organized by date of decision, with the most recent at the top of the page. Disclaimer: This archive contains only decisions by the Board.  If there have been further appeals and/or decisions issued from other courts in relation
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Federal Consistency

Federal agencies are required to follow state coastal management policies when conducting projects or issuing permits that could affect coastal resources. Delaware Coastal Programs manages the Delaware’s Coastal Zone Management Federal Consistency reviews to ensure that state and federal actions in the Coastal Zone are consistent and coordinated.
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Environmental Appeals Board

The Delaware Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) hears appeals of decisions made by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The Board has the authority to affirm, modify or reverse a decision of the Secretary.

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Doing Business With DNREC Online

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers a number of online applications and tools to make it easier to interact with the agency.
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DNREC Regulations

The regulations that govern the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are published by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations as part of the Delaware Administrative Code. This page includes links to the DNREC regulations.
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Topic: Permitting and Regulation

Part of the mission of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is protection of public health and the environment. One set of tools the Department uses to meet those goals is a collection of regulations and permits focused on the wise management, conservation, and enhancement of the State’s natural resources. Regulatory and permitting programs are meant to guide the use and management of natural resources and to balance environmental protection with economic growth and activity.
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