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  Category: Division of Air Quality


DNREC, Croda, Inc. reach settlement agreement on company’s air and water violations from Nov. 25, 2018 EO incident

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Water | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Croda, Inc. have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves environmental violations arising from the Nov. 25, 2018 ethylene oxide release (EO) at Croda’s Atlas Point facility. Croda, Inc.’s facility located at 315 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Del., manufactures surfactants that promote mixing of oil- and water-based ingredients in consumer products such as pharmaceuticals and shaving cream. At 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, the EO release by Croda was responsible for a seven-hour shutdown of the Delaware Memorial Bridge while emergency responders – including DNREC’s Emergency Prevention and Response Section and Environmental Crimes Unit – worked throughout the area to ensure that there was no threat to public health and safety.




DNREC to hold public workshops April 16 on gasoline vapors and proposed Underground Storage Tank regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Division of Air Quality and the Tank Management Section within the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances will hold two public workshop next month.




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.




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.







  Category: Division of Air Quality


DNREC, Croda, Inc. reach settlement agreement on company’s air and water violations from Nov. 25, 2018 EO incident

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Water | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Croda, Inc. have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves environmental violations arising from the Nov. 25, 2018 ethylene oxide release (EO) at Croda’s Atlas Point facility. Croda, Inc.’s facility located at 315 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Del., manufactures surfactants that promote mixing of oil- and water-based ingredients in consumer products such as pharmaceuticals and shaving cream. At 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, the EO release by Croda was responsible for a seven-hour shutdown of the Delaware Memorial Bridge while emergency responders – including DNREC’s Emergency Prevention and Response Section and Environmental Crimes Unit – worked throughout the area to ensure that there was no threat to public health and safety.




DNREC to hold public workshops April 16 on gasoline vapors and proposed Underground Storage Tank regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Division of Air Quality and the Tank Management Section within the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances will hold two public workshop next month.




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.




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.