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 of tanks storing petroleum and hazardous substances. It ensures boilers and pressure vessels are inspected to prevent catastrophic failures. The Division provides comprehensive emergency planning and provides 24-hour response to emergency and non-emergency environmental and hazardous materials incidents.
Report environmental spills, violations of environmental laws and regulations, and other issues to DNREC.
The Division oversees the construction, installation and repair of boilers and pressure vessels in Delaware. It provides education, inspection and regulatory oversight.