Environmental Permit Application Background Statement (Delaware)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Delaware

Applies to States or Provinces Delaware
Name Environmental Permit Application Background Statement (Delaware)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Primary Website http://delcode.delaware.gov/title7/c079/index.shtml

Last Review 2015-01-08

Information Source http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/services/Documents/Chapter79Form.pdf


The purpose of Chapter 79 of Delaware Title 7 is to ensure that the State has adequate information about the background of applicants or regulated parties for the purposes of processing permits and conducting other regulatory activities in fields that directly impact Delaware’s air and water quality and environmental health.

Regulated parties obtaining permits to discharge pollutants, manage wastes, or make commercial use of the coastal zone and the State's subaqueous lands must submit an annual report, thus allowing the State to identify parties with histories of environmental violations or criminal activities, or who cannot demonstrate the required responsibility, expertise or competence which is necessary for safe operation.

The subchapter also defines penalties for parties with chronic violator status, providing a mechanism to prevent or correct circumstances in which: (1) One or more of the traditional enforcement tools and regulatory programs of the Department appear insufficient to conform behavior and deter future violations by the regulated party; or (2) The regulated party appears to be treating penalties and other sanctions as merely an on-going business expense rather than as symptomatic of underlying problems and threats to the State's environment that must be addressed and corrected.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Title 7

Authority 2 Chapter 79