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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC soliciting RFPs for projects to benefit Delaware’s environment through VW Mitigation Plan settlement funds

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019

DNREC will host a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Dover to solicit requests for proposals on projects benefiting the state’s environment to be funded by lawsuits settled against Volkswagen and Audi for installing emissions “defeat devices” on the automakers’ vehicles in violation of the federal Clean Air Act.




DNREC announces Notice of Conciliation and Administrative Penalty Assessment Order for MEDAL Air Liquide

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a Notice of Conciliation and Administrative Penalty Assessment Order to MEDAL Air Liquide to resolve compliance issues with state regulations governing air pollution at the company’s Delaware facility.




Delaware Part Of Proposed Environmental And Consumer Protection Penalty Settlements With Fiat Chrysler And Auto Supplier Robert Bosch For Allegedly Undermining Auto Emissions Regulations And Harming Consumers By Adding Unlawful “Defeat Devices” To Diesel Vehicles

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Date Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Required to Fix Vehicles, Provide Restitution and Address Environmental Harms; State Attorneys General Obtain $72.5 Million in Nationwide Civil Penalties from Fiat Chrysler and Another $98.7 Million from Bosch for its Role in Supplying and Programming the Software Used by Fiat Chrysler and Earlier Violator Volkswagen Attorney General Kathleen Jennings and Department of […]




DNREC initiates new permit program for removal of lead coatings from water tanks

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019

DNREC announced the creation of a new permit program that establishes regulatory conditions for the sandblasting of outdoor water tanks to remove lead-based paint. Contractors often use sandblasting to remove paint from water tanks in preparation for repainting them. Effective immediately, all water tank sandblasting projects involving removal of lead paint are required to have an air quality permit from DNREC that will ensure sufficient containment measures are taken to prevent the release of lead paint chips into the environment.




DNREC reschedules public hearing for Bloom Energy (Diamond State Generation Partners, LLC) air permitting applications for Jan. 10, 2019

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

DNREC has rescheduled a public hearing on Delaware Air Regulation No. 1102 Natural Minor construction permit applications submitted by Bloom Energy (Diamond State Generation Partners, LLC) for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The hearing, originally scheduled for Dec. 27, was rescheduled out of consideration for the public with regard to the holiday season.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC soliciting RFPs for projects to benefit Delaware’s environment through VW Mitigation Plan settlement funds

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019

DNREC will host a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Dover to solicit requests for proposals on projects benefiting the state’s environment to be funded by lawsuits settled against Volkswagen and Audi for installing emissions “defeat devices” on the automakers’ vehicles in violation of the federal Clean Air Act.




DNREC announces Notice of Conciliation and Administrative Penalty Assessment Order for MEDAL Air Liquide

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a Notice of Conciliation and Administrative Penalty Assessment Order to MEDAL Air Liquide to resolve compliance issues with state regulations governing air pollution at the company’s Delaware facility.




Delaware Part Of Proposed Environmental And Consumer Protection Penalty Settlements With Fiat Chrysler And Auto Supplier Robert Bosch For Allegedly Undermining Auto Emissions Regulations And Harming Consumers By Adding Unlawful “Defeat Devices” To Diesel Vehicles

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Date Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Required to Fix Vehicles, Provide Restitution and Address Environmental Harms; State Attorneys General Obtain $72.5 Million in Nationwide Civil Penalties from Fiat Chrysler and Another $98.7 Million from Bosch for its Role in Supplying and Programming the Software Used by Fiat Chrysler and Earlier Violator Volkswagen Attorney General Kathleen Jennings and Department of […]




DNREC initiates new permit program for removal of lead coatings from water tanks

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019

DNREC announced the creation of a new permit program that establishes regulatory conditions for the sandblasting of outdoor water tanks to remove lead-based paint. Contractors often use sandblasting to remove paint from water tanks in preparation for repainting them. Effective immediately, all water tank sandblasting projects involving removal of lead paint are required to have an air quality permit from DNREC that will ensure sufficient containment measures are taken to prevent the release of lead paint chips into the environment.




DNREC reschedules public hearing for Bloom Energy (Diamond State Generation Partners, LLC) air permitting applications for Jan. 10, 2019

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

DNREC has rescheduled a public hearing on Delaware Air Regulation No. 1102 Natural Minor construction permit applications submitted by Bloom Energy (Diamond State Generation Partners, LLC) for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The hearing, originally scheduled for Dec. 27, was rescheduled out of consideration for the public with regard to the holiday season.