Delaware Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) applicability: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 7201.9.5.3

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Permit applications: 7 DE Admin Code 7201.9.5.4

Nutrient management plan (NMP): 7 DE Admin Code 7201.9.5.5

Reporting and emergency notifications: 7 DE Admin Code 7201.9.5.6

Siting of new facilities: 7 DE Admin Code 7201.9.5.7.2

Recordkeeping: 7 DE Admin Code 7201.9.5.6

Delaware Nutrient Management Commission's (DNMC) NMP Program: 3 DE Admin Code 1201 to 1203

Definitions: 3 DE Admin Code 1201.3

Certification categories and training: 3 DE Admin Code 1201.4.1, 3 DE Admin Code 1201.5, and 3 DE Admin Code 1201.8.1

Certificate duration and fees: 3 DE Admin Code 1201.9

Handling requirements: 3 DE Admin Code 1201.6

Recordkeeping: 3 DE Admin Code 1201.13

NMP reporting: 3 DE Admin Code 1203

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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