Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch
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. At present, Delaware has no landfills that accept hazardous waste, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). However, the state's hazardous waste program retains hazardous waste landfill regulations that follow the federal regulations.
EPA regulates chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA governs the import and export of toxic chemicals from the United States, such as PCBs. TSCA is a federal program that is not delegated to the states. See the national section TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 3 office enforces federal regulations for PCB disposal and storage. DNREC is responsible for administering the rules that prohibit the disposal of PCBs in landfills and hazardous debris treatment rules.
7 DE Admin 1301.5.9.2.12
The owner or operator of a sanitary landfill must not knowingly accept for disposal any hazardous waste. Owners or operators of all sanitary landfills must implement ...