Extremely Hazardous Substances Risk Management Act (Delaware)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Delaware|
|Name||Extremely Hazardous Substances Risk Management Act (Delaware)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Start Date|| 1990
|Program Administrator||State of Delaware|
|Primary Website|| http://delcode.delaware.gov/title7/c077/index.shtml
|Last Review|| 2015-01-08
This act lays out provisions for local governments to implement regulations and standards for the management of extremely hazardous substances, which are defined and categorized as follows:
Extremely toxic substances: Substances regulated because of their extreme toxicity, ability to disperse, and quantity.
Explosive substances: Substances regulated because of their extreme reactivity, instability or explosiveness and creation of associated pressure waves, either inside of confined spaces or in the open atmosphere.
Flammable and combustible substances: Substances regulated because of their ability to ignite and burn rapidly, thus creating the possibility of high thermal exposure.
This act provides the foundation for the Accidental Release Program, which regulates extremely hazardous substances through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environment Control.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| Title 7
|Authority 2|| Chapter 77