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
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 hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators and transporters, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and handlers of universal waste and used oil.
• Administration and enforcement. Delaware has received RCRA authorization from the EPA. RCRA authorization allows DNREC's Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules.
To receive RCRA authorization from the EPA, Delaware's hazardous waste management rules must have been at least as stringent as, and consistent ...