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NPDES Permits: INV Performance Materials

INV Performance Materials has applied for reissuance of its National Pollutant Discharge System permit to discharge from its nylon production facility in Seaford to the Nanticoke River.


Surface Water Quality Standards

The National Clean Water Act of 1972 set in place a program that is intended to restore the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters. To reach these goals, a series of steps were mandated by Congress for the Environmental Protection Agency and the individual States to take. [column md=”5″ xclass=”col-xs-12 col-lg-4


National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit: SPI Pharma, Inc.

SPI Pharma, Inc., has applied for reissuance of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to discharge treated process wastewater into the Delaware Bay and storm water to the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. The facility is located at 40 Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes.


Virtual Public Meeting and Public Hearing: Synagro Technologies, Inc. Request for a Distribution and Marketing Permit

The Surface Water Discharges Section will hold a virtual public meeting (June 17, 2020) and a virtual public hearing (June 25, 2020) on an application by Synagro Technologies, Inc. for a permit to sell biosolids fertilizer products in Delaware.


NPDES Permit Application: Division of Parks and Recreation

The Division of Parks and Recreation has applied for reissuance of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. DE0050083 (State Number WPCC 3150H/74) to discharge treated sanitary sewerage to an unnamed tributary of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.


Public Information Meeting on Request for a Distribution and Marketing Permit – Synagro Technologies, Inc.

The DNREC Surface Water Discharges Section will conduct a virtual public information meeting on an application from Synagro Technologies, Inc. for a distribution and marketing permit for heat dried Class A/Exceptional Quality biosolids product.


Submitting a Notice of Intent

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has established an online tool to help those covered by Delaware’s general NPDES permits meet their reporting requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
General NPDES Permits


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.


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.


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.


Distribution and Marketing Permit Issuance: Watershed Resource Center, Inc.

The Watershed Resource Center, Inc. biosolids treatment, soil blending, and fertilizer manufacturing facility, located in Curtis Bay, Maryland, requests issuance of a distribution and marketing permit in the State of Delaware for their biosolids product.


Surface Water Discharges Permit Renewals: Kent Co. Levy Court

Kent County Levy Court has applied for renewal of an existing agricultural utilization permit and a renewal of an existing distribution and marking permit related to the county’s wastewater treatment system, the land application of treated biosolids, and the marketing of their biosolids product known as “Kentorganite.”


Division of Water Contacts

Virgil R. Holmes, Director Richardson and Robbins Building 89 Kings Highway Dover, DE 19901 302-739-9949
Environmental Laboratory Sergio Huerta, M.D. Laboratory Administrator 302-739-9942



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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Faye


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).



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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Bryan Ashby


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).



Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

Stormwater runoff from urban and industrial areas can contain harmful pollutants. To help keep these pollutants from being washed or dumped into surface waters, operators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (known as MS4s) must get a 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


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.



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.



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

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. [column md=”5″





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