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DNREC to hold workshops Nov. 29 and 30 seeking public input on Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act regulatory development process

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC

DNREC will hold two public workshops seeking input as it begins the process for developing regulations for the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act, which requires the Department to develop and promulgate regulations for the redevelopment of 14 heavy-industrial use sites in Delaware’s Coastal Zone by Oct. 1, 2019. The workshops will provide the public an opportunity to comment on the process the Department will use to develop regulations for the conversion permits DNREC will issue for sites to be redeveloped.




Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group to hold public workshops Nov. 27 and Dec. 5 in conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC

The Offshore Wind Working Group will host public workshops in November and December to gather input about the potential for offshore wind energy and the ways that it might benefit the state.




2017 DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Cleanup drew 1,500-plus volunteers who collected 3.8 tons of trash

Date Posted: Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

This year’s DNREC-sponsored 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held Sept. 16 drew 1,567 volunteers, who collected 3.8 tons of trash from 47 sites along more than 75 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. About one-quarter of that trash was recyclables – mostly aluminum cans and glass and plastic beverage bottles.




DNREC’s 10th annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival to celebrate Delaware’s natural treasures

Date Posted: Friday, October 20th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Coastal Programs DNREC New Castle County

DNREC and the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) will showcase one of the most natural areas in Delaware when the 10th Annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival is held Saturday, Oct. 21 on the Delaware Bayshore Byway.




DNREC announces initiation of process to develop regulations for Coastal Zone Conversion Permits

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC

Today the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced the initiation of the process to amend Delaware Coastal Zone Act regulations to incorporate the provisions of the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act (HB190). Governor John Carney signed HB190 into law on Aug. 2. The Act authorizes DNREC to issue permits for construction and operation of new heavy industry uses at 14 existing heavy industry use sites within the state’s Coastal Zone.




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