Delaware Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Delaware Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know, 16 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 6301 to 6315

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Hazardous Chemical Information Act, 16 Del. C. 2401 to 2417 and regulations at 16 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 4456

Emergency planning notification: 16 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 6303

Hazardous chemical storage: 16 Del. C. 2409

Underground storage tank (UST) operator training: 7 DE Admin Code 1351 (Part A) Section 10

Regulatory Agencies

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Emergency Prevention and Response Section

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Division of Public Health (DPH) Public Health Preparedness Section

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Delaware generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities to prevent hazardous substance releases and oil spills, chemical accidents, and other emergencies, with additional state notification requirements. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal requirements. DNREC also requires a fee to accompany hazardous chemical inventory reporting. See the state section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for fee requirements.

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State Requirements

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