Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...