Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know, 16 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 6301 to 6315
Hazardous Chemical Information Act, 16 Del. C. 2401 to 2417 and regulations at 16 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 4456
Emergency planning notification: 16 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 6303
Hazardous chemical storage: 16 Del. C. 2409
Underground storage tank (UST) operator training: 7 DE Admin Code 1351 (Part A) Section 10
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Emergency Prevention and Response Section
Department of Safety and Homeland Security Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Division of Public Health (DPH) Public Health Preparedness Section
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities to prevent hazardous substance releases and oil spills, chemical accidents, and other emergencies, with additional state notification requirements. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal requirements. DNREC also requires a fee to accompany hazardous chemical inventory reporting. See the state section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for fee requirements.
DNREC follows the federal contingency plan rules for generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities with ...