Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste management: 7 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 6301 to 6319
Delaware Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act, 7 Del. C. 9101 to 9120
Jeffrey Davis Aboveground Storage Tank Act, 7 Del. C. 7401A to 7416A
Delaware Underground Storage Tank Act, 7 Del. C. 7401 to 7425
Storage of explosives: 16 Del. C. 7001 to 7004
Signs for explosives: 16 Del. C. 7001
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Delaware Department of Transportation
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
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 federal rules for hazardous substance storage (7 Del. C. 6301 to 6319). The state has adopted the federal definition of "hazardous substance" under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (7 Del. C. 9101 to 9120). CERCLA authorized EPA to respond to and remedy polluted sites and created the hazardous substance Superfund to pay for site cleanups when there was no clear-cut responsible party to do so. For an overview of how Superfund works, see the national section SUPERFUND. For Delaware's voluntary cleanup program for contaminated properties, see the state section BROWNFIELDS.
Delaware regulates aboveground storage tanks (AST) under the state fire code (7 Del. C. 7401A to 7416A). Refer to the state section UNDERGROUND/ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST rules in Delaware.
The state follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. See the state ...