Delaware Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Community Right to Know: 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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Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting: 16 Del. C. 6305

Tier II chemical inventory reporting: 16 Del. C. 6306

Fees: 16 Del. C. 6310 and 16 Del. C. 6312

Toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting: 16 Del. C. 6307

Regulatory Agencies

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management (DAWM) Air Quality Management Section Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Reporting Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

Delaware Emergency Management Agency State Emergency Operations Center Delaware State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire departments

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In addition to unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements, Delaware has implemented state provisions that differ and are more stringent than the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements:

—Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311); and

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312).

Delaware follows the federal EPCRA reporting requirements for Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313), with unique state-specific reporting procedures.

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. DAWM's EPCRA Reporting Program administers and enforces the community ...

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