Governing Law and Regulations
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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Facilities are required to obtain an approval to operate before beginning operations. Major sources must obtain a Title V permit and are subject to separate permit requirements and fees. The Delaware Title V operating permit program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from EPA.
• Administration and enforcement. DNREC's DAWM is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's operating permit program.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
7 DE Admin Code 1102
Delaware's program requires that approval be obtained for equipment or facilities that have the potential to emit. Certain sources may have permit limits that restrict their potential to emit.
Approval to Operate
Delaware's permit/registration program has been established to obtain approval for equipment or a facility that has the potential to discharge air contaminants into the atmosphere. Construction, installation, alteration, and operation activities require permits.
Sources not requesting ...