Delaware Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) powers and duties: 29 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 8001 to 8029

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The Delaware Energy Act, 29 Del. C. 8051 to 8060

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

Delaware Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act, 7 Del. C. 9101 to 9126

Air quality: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1100 to 1150

Hazardous waste: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.122 to 1302.279

Generators ID numbers: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.262.12

Transporters ID numbers: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.263.11

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) identification (ID) numbers: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.264.11 and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.265.11

Soil and water conservation: 7 DE Admin Code 5101 to 5104

Solid waste: 7 DE Admin Code 1301.1 to 1301.12 and 1 DE Admin Code 501.2.0 to 501.10.0

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 7 DE Admin Code 1351

Water resources: 7 DE Admin Code 7100 to 7500

Regulatory Agencies

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

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. In Delaware, the counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). DNREC is responsible for protecting Delaware's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. DNREC has received authorization from EPA to implement its own air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DNREC's air, water, and waste rules must be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To ...


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