Delaware Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definitions: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1101

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Fugitive particulate emissions: 7 DE Admin Code 1106

Visible emissions: 7 DE Admin Code 1114

Odor: 7 DE Admin Code 1119

Regulatory Agency

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management (DAWM)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Delaware has incorporated by reference the federal emissions standards that contain provisions regulating fugitive emissions of volatile organic compounds. Delaware has instituted state rules to control fugitive particulate matter, visible emissions, and odorous emissions.

Administration and enforcement. Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Air and Waste Management administers and enforces Delaware's air regulations, including those relating to fugitive emissions.

State Requirements


7 DE Admin Code 1101

Air pollution. Air pollution is the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants in sufficient quantities and of such characteristics and duration as to be injurious to human, plant, or animal life or to property, or that unreasonably interferes with the enjoyment of life and property within the state of Delaware.


7 DE Admin Code 1106

Delaware has requirements for controlling dust emissions during activities involving demolition, land clearing and excavation, the use of nonpaved roads, sandblasting, and the movement and storage of materials.


The demolition of existing structures, ...

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