Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management Waste Management Section Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware's rules for hazardous waste TSDFs include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements concerning contingency plans, permits, fees, containers, and groundwater.
• Administration and enforcement. DNREC's Waste Management Section administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Delaware.
Owners and operators of TSDFs must comply with Delaware's additional rules for contingency plan notification. See the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN for guidance.
PERMITS AND FEES
Delaware follows the federal permit rules but has more stringent standards in connection with permits-by-rule, signing and certifying the permit application, and approving the applicant's proposed location of the facility. Unlike the federal rules, Delaware requires owners and operators of permitted storage facilities to pay a permit application fee and an annual waste assessment fee for hazardous waste that is treated, stored, or ...