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  Category: Division of Air Quality


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.




DNREC extends public comment period through Dec. 31 for Walan Specialty Construction Products, LLC’s Delaware air quality regulations construction permit

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

DNREC has extended the public comment period on the Permit Application by Walan Specialty Construction Products to construct a slag grinding, drying, and processing facility, at 501 Christiana Avenue in Wilmington, through December 31.




DNREC asks Federal Court to review EPA’s denial of Delaware’s Clean Air Act Section 126 “good neighbor” petitions on cross-state air pollution

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has filed a petition for review in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals seeking review of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of Delaware’s and Maryland’s Clean Air Act Section 126(b) “good neighbor” petitions.




DNREC to hold public meeting Oct. 11 in Wilmington on EPA’s proposed replacement of federal Clean Power Plan

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

WILMINGTON – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington to allow Delawareans to voice their views on the EPA’s proposal to repeal the federal Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, and replace it with the Affordable Clean Energy rule proposed by EPA in August. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at the Chase Center, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Delaware and the nation will be impacted by EPA’s action or inaction. As the lowest-lying state in the nation, Delaware already is witnessing first-hand the impacts of climate change – and the state had begun moving ahead with the Clean Power Plan before EPA proposed repealing it last spring. The Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule falls short of establishing emission guidelines for states to develop plans to address greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.







  Category: Division of Air Quality


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.




DNREC extends public comment period through Dec. 31 for Walan Specialty Construction Products, LLC’s Delaware air quality regulations construction permit

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

DNREC has extended the public comment period on the Permit Application by Walan Specialty Construction Products to construct a slag grinding, drying, and processing facility, at 501 Christiana Avenue in Wilmington, through December 31.




DNREC asks Federal Court to review EPA’s denial of Delaware’s Clean Air Act Section 126 “good neighbor” petitions on cross-state air pollution

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has filed a petition for review in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals seeking review of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of Delaware’s and Maryland’s Clean Air Act Section 126(b) “good neighbor” petitions.




DNREC to hold public meeting Oct. 11 in Wilmington on EPA’s proposed replacement of federal Clean Power Plan

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

WILMINGTON – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington to allow Delawareans to voice their views on the EPA’s proposal to repeal the federal Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, and replace it with the Affordable Clean Energy rule proposed by EPA in August. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at the Chase Center, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Delaware and the nation will be impacted by EPA’s action or inaction. As the lowest-lying state in the nation, Delaware already is witnessing first-hand the impacts of climate change – and the state had begun moving ahead with the Clean Power Plan before EPA proposed repealing it last spring. The Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule falls short of establishing emission guidelines for states to develop plans to address greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.