Read the latest news on coronavirus in Delaware. More Info

Delaware.gov logo
Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker

Delaware News



  Category: Division of Air Quality


New Regulation Requirements Aimed at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Effective Sept. 1

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | News | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that a new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) regulation will be published March 1 in the state’s Register of Regulations with requirements for reducing harmful HFCs that go into effect Sept. 1, 2021.




Investigation of Closed Solvay Polymer Facility

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today announced a settlement with Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) allegedly released from the company’s facility in the Marshallton area of New Castle County.




Air Permitting Training Sessions Scheduled Jan. 12, 19, 26

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

usiness owners, consultants and others interested in learning about DNREC’s air quality permitting application process are invited to three virtual training sessions from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12, 19 and 26 using WebEx and hosted by DNREC and industry partners. Certificates for professional development hours will be available for those participating.




Croda to Restart Ethylene Oxide Plant for Emissions Test, Then Shut Down

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced Friday that it has authorized the ethylene oxide plant at the Croda Atlas Point facility near New Castle to restart solely for the purpose of conducting an emissions test, then will shut down and await a department decision on a path forward.




Delaware Taps Fund to Replace Diesel-Guzzling School Buses

Department of Education | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | News | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, December 14, 2020

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has awarded $177,674 to The Warehouse, a teen-led co-working space and after-school center in Wilmington, to replace its diesel bus with an all-electric, zero emissions vehicle and purchase charging equipment.







  Category: Division of Air Quality


New Regulation Requirements Aimed at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Effective Sept. 1

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | News | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that a new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) regulation will be published March 1 in the state’s Register of Regulations with requirements for reducing harmful HFCs that go into effect Sept. 1, 2021.




Investigation of Closed Solvay Polymer Facility

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today announced a settlement with Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) allegedly released from the company’s facility in the Marshallton area of New Castle County.




Air Permitting Training Sessions Scheduled Jan. 12, 19, 26

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

usiness owners, consultants and others interested in learning about DNREC’s air quality permitting application process are invited to three virtual training sessions from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12, 19 and 26 using WebEx and hosted by DNREC and industry partners. Certificates for professional development hours will be available for those participating.




Croda to Restart Ethylene Oxide Plant for Emissions Test, Then Shut Down

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced Friday that it has authorized the ethylene oxide plant at the Croda Atlas Point facility near New Castle to restart solely for the purpose of conducting an emissions test, then will shut down and await a department decision on a path forward.




Delaware Taps Fund to Replace Diesel-Guzzling School Buses

Department of Education | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | News | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, December 14, 2020

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has awarded $177,674 to The Warehouse, a teen-led co-working space and after-school center in Wilmington, to replace its diesel bus with an all-electric, zero emissions vehicle and purchase charging equipment.