Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware has adopted the federal lists of wastes and the rules pertaining to those wastes. See the national section LISTED WASTES to review the federal listing criteria. See the national sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
Delaware has the authority to delist Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) listed wastes in accordance with the federal rules. Delaware adopts the federal rules that allow for petitions to exclude a waste from the hazardous waste list. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for additional information.
• Administration and enforcement. DNREC administers and enforces the listed waste rules in Delaware.