Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Office of Environmental Protection Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State v. Federal
• Rules. Delaware follows the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the federal regulations that contain the criteria for identifying hazardous waste by the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. See the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for more information. Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. See the state sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances administers and enforces the characteristic hazardous waste rules in Delaware.