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Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has received full delegation of the federal risk management program. Delaware regulates the same chemicals with the same requirements as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under 40 CFR 68. In addition, Delaware has state-enforceable requirements based on release rates that, in some cases, are lower than EPA threshold quantities and includes reactive/explosive chemicals and some toxic and flammables not listed in 40 CFR 68. See the state section RISK MANAGEMENT for additional information.
Delaware follows the federal rules for the security of hazardous waste TSDFs in connection with facility security during the life of the TSDF and during a disposal facility's post-closure care period. Delaware follows the federal rules for storage of hazardous waste munitions and explosives. Similar to the federal rules for municipal solid waste landfill facilities, the owners and operators of solid waste sanitary landfills, industrial landfills, resources recovery facilities, and transfer stations must prevent unauthorized access to the ...