Delaware Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Report of discharge of pollutant or air contaminant: 7 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 6028

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Emergency release notifications: 16 Del. C. 6304

Releases from hazardous waste generators: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Air and Waste Management (DAWM), Hazardous Waste Regulations (HW Reg.) 262.34(d)(5)

Releases from hazardous waste transporters: HW Reg. 263.30

Releases from hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDF): HW Reg. 264.56; HW Reg. 265.56 (interim status)

Releases from hazardous waste tank systems: HW Reg. 264.196; HW Reg. 265.196 (interim status)

Releases from underground storage tanks (USTs): DNREC, DAWM, Underground Storage Tank Systems Regulations (UST Reg.) Part A, No. 8.06 and 8.07; UST Reg. Part C, No. 5; UST Reg. Part D, No. 4

Reporting discharges of pollutants or air contaminants: DNREC, DAWM, Reporting of Discharges of Pollutants or Air Contaminants Regulations (RDPAC Reg.) 1 to 3, Table A

Reporting requirements: RDPAC Reg. 2.1 to 2.5

Regulatory Agencies

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air & Waste Management

DNREC Air Quality Management Section

Delaware State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Delaware follows and incorporates the federal release reporting rules and adds additional state requirements.

Delaware follows the federal release reporting requirements for USTs and used oil transporters.

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Delaware Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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