Delaware Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Delaware pollution prevention (P2) program: Delaware Pollution Prevention Act, 7 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 7802 to 7805

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Definition: 7 Del. C. 7803

Assistance and outreach: 7 Del. C. 7804

Trade secrets: 7 Del. C. 7805

Regulatory Agency

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Pollution Prevention Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Delaware follows the federal pollution prevention rules with the additional implementation of the state Pollution Prevention Act that establishes a voluntary program that provides facilities with pollution prevention (P2) educational and technical assistance.

Delaware follows the federal requirements for the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. See the national section STORMWATER—GENERAL for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The DNREC administers the voluntary P2 program in Delaware.

State Requirements


7 Del. C. 7802 to 7805

The Delaware P2 Act requires that, whenever possible, the generation of waste should be reduced or eliminated as quickly as possible, and that waste that is generated should be recovered, reused, recycled, treated, or disposed of in a manner that minimizes any present or future threats to human health or the environment.

The state's P2 program is laid out to enhance the protection of human health and the environment, and establish a multimedia P2 program that demonstrates and facilitates the potential for P2 and waste minimization by ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements