Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances (DWHS)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware generally follows Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations governing transportation of hazardous waste (49 CFR 171 to 49 CFR 179). There are additional state rules that require transporter permits. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS to review federal rules.
Delaware generally follows the federal regulations for transportation of used oil. In addition, used oil transporters in Delaware must obtain a permit to operate. For additional information, see the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT.
Delaware's standards for universal waste transporters follow the federal rules. See the national section UNIVERSAL WASTES for guidance.
For information on medical waste transportation, see the state section MEDICAL WASTE.
• Administration and enforcement. The hazardous waste, used oil, and universal waste transporter rules are administered and enforced by DWHS.