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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) follows the federal contingency plan rules for generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities and adds requirements concerning notification.
• Administration and enforcement. DNREC's Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Delaware.
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, Delaware follows the federal rules in requiring the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. In addition, Delaware requires the emergency coordinator to notify DNREC at its 24-hour answering service at either 800-662-8802 or 302-739-9401.