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What’s at Risk?

Even with numerous federal and state level protection efforts, many nontidal (e.g., headwater tributaries) and isolated (e.g., flooded forests, seasonal ponds) wetlands are threatened because of gaps in existing regulations or are being impacted illegally due to limited enforcement activity. Legally, wetlands are permitted to be impacted on a small


Remediation Laws, Regulations and Guidance

Information regarding the laws, regulations, guidance, policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other documents related to the programs administered by DNREC Remediation Section.

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Remediation Section 391 Lukens Drive New Castle, Delaware 19720 302-395-2600


Public Hearing: Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution

The Division of Watershed Stewardship will conduct a virtual public hearing on proposed revisions to the Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution, Part 2 – Special Conditions for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activities.


Public Hearing: Proposed Revisions to the Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a public hearing on August 27, 2020, on proposed revisions to the Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste.


Public Hearing: Striped Bass Spawning Season and Area Restrictions

The Division of Fish & Wildlife will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2019-R-F-0026) on on February 26, 2020, on proposed revisions to the regulations governing Striped Bass Spawning Seasons and Area Restrictions.


Public Workshops: Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Regulations

The DNREC Division of Air Quality will conduct public workshops on January 28 and 30 on draft amendments to Section 33.0 “Solvent Cleaning and Drying” of Delaware’s Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions regulations.


Public Hearing: Proposed Amendments to the Regulations for State Energy Conservation Code (Docket #2019-R-CCE-0020)

The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy (DCCE) will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendments to Delaware Administrative Code 2101: Regulations for State Energy Conservation Code.


Regulatory Orders

A Secretary’s Order is a written decision by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to take a final action on behalf of the Department.
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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


Business Assistance

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) provides free assistance to all new and existing small businesses in Delaware through the Small Business Ombudsman and the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program. They help businesses understand the requirements of Delaware’s environmental programs and help find ways to comply with them in the easiest and


Regulatory Advisory Service

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers a free advisory service to help businesses learn about, and navigate, the regulations and permit requirements that apply to new or expanding businesses.

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Michelle Jacobs Small Business Ombudsman


DNREC FOIA Requests

FOIA, the Delaware Freedom of Information Act (29 Del. Code, Chapter 100), ensures that the public has “easy access to public records” held by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and other state agencies. This page offers options for making a FOIA request to DNREC.


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.


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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