Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know, 16 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 6301 to 6315
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting: 16 Del. C. 6305
Tier II chemical inventory reporting: 16 Del. C. 6306
Fees: 16 Del. C. 6310 and 16 Del. C. 6312
Toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting: 16 Del. C. 6307
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management (DAWM) Air Quality Management Section Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Reporting Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
Delaware Emergency Management Agency State Emergency Operations Center Delaware State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In addition to unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements, Delaware has implemented state provisions that differ and are more stringent than the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements:
—Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311); and
—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312).
Delaware follows the federal EPCRA reporting requirements for Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313), with unique state-specific reporting procedures.
For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
• Administration and enforcement. ...