Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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. Delaware's leak detection rules for hazardous waste generally parallel federal standards. The state's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary, depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.
Delaware's management rules for USTs generally follow the federal leak detection rules. The leak detection requirements for storage tanks containing petroleum products or hazardous chemicals are quite extensive and technical. These storage tanks must be designed and operated with spill and overfill protection systems to prevent leaks and protect the groundwater from contamination. UST installers must complete appropriate training in several areas, including leak detection methods, in order to apply for state certification. In ...