Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Water Resources Surface Water Discharges Section
Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Delaware Nutrient Management Commission (DNMC)
Delaware Soil and Water Conservation Districts
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 is fully authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, including discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) regulated under the program. Delaware follows federal NPDES rules for CAFO regulation, with additional reporting and nutrient management plan (NMP) requirements. See ...