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NPDES Permit Application: McKee Run Generating Station

McKee Run Generating Station has applied for reissuance of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to discharge storm water to the McKee Run, a tributary to the Saint Jones River.
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NPDES Permit Application: Bilcare Research, Inc.

Bilcare Research, Inc. has applied for reissuance of its National Pollutant Discharge System (NPDES) Permit to discharge storm water to the Delaware River and to unnamed tributary to Dragon Run Creek from their facility located at 1389 School House Road in New Castle County.
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NPDES Permit Application: SAW, Inc.

SAW, Inc. has applied for reissuance of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to discharge treated wastewater, freezer defrosting water, non-contact cooling water and storm water to a Pepper Ditch. SAW, Inc. is located at 316 N. Race Street, in Georgetown.
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Division of Water Contacts

Virgil R. Holmes, Director Richardson & Robbins Building 89 Kings Highway Dover, DE 19901 302.739.9949
Environmental Laboratory Sergio Huerta, M.D. Laboratory Administrator 302.739.9942

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Board of Certification for Wastewater Operators

The Board of Certification For Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities was created to advise and assist the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in the administration of the Delaware Licensed Wastewater Operator certification program.

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Wastewater Operator Certification

All wastewater treatment facilities in Delaware must be operated under the direct supervision of a Delaware Licensed Wastewater Operator. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control administers the certification program with advice and assistance from the Board of Certification For Operators of Wastewater Facilities.

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Land Treatment of Waste

Certain by-products of wastewater treatment, known as biosolids, and non-hazardous residuals from solid waste treatment, can be used, under certain circumstances, in limited agricultural applications or as landfill. These uses are governed by the Guidance and Regulations Governing the Land Treatment of Wastes (7 DE Admin. Code 7103).
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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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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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