Pollution Prevention Act (Delaware)

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Place Delaware

Applies to States or Provinces Delaware
Name Pollution Prevention Act (Delaware)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Primary Website http://delcode.delaware.gov/title7/c078/index.shtml

Last Review 2014-09-15


This act lays out objectives for pollution prevention, education and outreach.

The Department shall create a multimedia waste reduction assistance program to provide technical assistance to targeted industries, focusing on small companies within the industry because, for the most part, they do not have the economic or technical resources necessary to acquire recommendations on how to effectively minimize their wastes. The program will be made available to other industries which request assistance. The overall objective of the multimedia opportunity audit program is to reduce or recycle, to the maximum extent practicable, all waste streams within an industry.

An information clearinghouse shall be established and located at the Delaware Economic Development Office. The clearinghouse will contain a database of pollution prevention technologies and case studies of technology applications.

The Department shall increase public awareness of the need for individual and community based pollution prevention programs by conducting educational workshops and industry seminars.

The Department shall produce a pollution prevention newsletter to be distributed to industry and the public.

The Implementation Committee shall select the target industry and location for the initial technical assistance program. The Committee shall evaluate the technical assistance program 1 year after the program commences or upon completion, whichever is earlier. The Committee shall then select a second target industry or location for the technical assistance program.

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

Authority 1: Title 7

Authority 2 Chapter 78