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  Category: Office of the Secretary


DNREC goes live with enhanced online electronic recreational fishing license sales system

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020

DOVER – Anglers who have purchased recreational fishing licenses and freshwater trout stamps, or exempt anglers who obtained free Fisherman Information Network (FIN) numbers directly from DNREC’s website in the past will now benefit from an updated, more user-friendly version of the electronic fishing license sales system, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The enhanced fishing license sales system can be accessed online via DNREC’s new ePermitting system, which involves customers establishing a user profile usable for a variety of DNREC licensing and permitting opportunities.




DNREC accepting written public comment on agreement and proposed consent decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020

DOVER – On Dec.13, 2019, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) entered into an Agreement and [Proposed] Consent Decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc., to resolve spray irrigation and land application permit violations cited by DNREC in a Nov. 2, 2017 Notice of Violation (NOV). On Feb. 1, 2020, DNREC will publish a notice of lodging of the Agreement and [Proposed] Consent Decree in the Delaware Register of Regulations, soliciting public written comments.




DNREC awards $150,000 to Delaware City for enhancing education, city’s restoration work, and recreational opportunities

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has awarded $150,000 to Delaware City to be used to improve recreational facilities, study and develop a plan to improve energy consumption, and develop rain gardens and bio swales at the city’s community center, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. “The funds will focus on green technology, energy conservation, and environmental projects that will benefit Delaware City and surrounding areas,” Secretary Garvin said. The funds will help Delaware City pave its Community Center parking lots and basketball court. This, along with incorporating rain gardens around the property, will greatly improve the water quality at the facility and reduce stormwater runoff. Using pervious pavement for the parking lot and basketball court will allow the rainwater to be absorbed back into the city’s groundwater. In addition, both surfaces are more than 20 years old and are starting to create safety concerns. The Community Center houses the Delaware City Library, Police Athletic League Center, Reedy Point Players community theater group, and various classes offered through New Castle County.




New chief of staff named for DNREC’s Office of the Secretary

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today that the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will welcome a new chief of staff to the DNREC Secretary’s office Jan. 27: Gregory Patterson, who brings with him extensive experience in the fields of communications, government, and the environment, having served in three Delaware administrations.




DNREC monitoring another Lewes WWTP malfunction and discharge of partially-treated effluent into Lewes-Rehoboth Canal

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Although the plant is currently back online and has resumed normal treatment of effluent, DNREC also encourages the public who depend on the Lewes WWTP plant to handle their wastewater to continue practicing water conservation while corrective measures continue at the plant.







  Category: Office of the Secretary


DNREC goes live with enhanced online electronic recreational fishing license sales system

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020

DOVER – Anglers who have purchased recreational fishing licenses and freshwater trout stamps, or exempt anglers who obtained free Fisherman Information Network (FIN) numbers directly from DNREC’s website in the past will now benefit from an updated, more user-friendly version of the electronic fishing license sales system, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The enhanced fishing license sales system can be accessed online via DNREC’s new ePermitting system, which involves customers establishing a user profile usable for a variety of DNREC licensing and permitting opportunities.




DNREC accepting written public comment on agreement and proposed consent decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020

DOVER – On Dec.13, 2019, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) entered into an Agreement and [Proposed] Consent Decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc., to resolve spray irrigation and land application permit violations cited by DNREC in a Nov. 2, 2017 Notice of Violation (NOV). On Feb. 1, 2020, DNREC will publish a notice of lodging of the Agreement and [Proposed] Consent Decree in the Delaware Register of Regulations, soliciting public written comments.




DNREC awards $150,000 to Delaware City for enhancing education, city’s restoration work, and recreational opportunities

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has awarded $150,000 to Delaware City to be used to improve recreational facilities, study and develop a plan to improve energy consumption, and develop rain gardens and bio swales at the city’s community center, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. “The funds will focus on green technology, energy conservation, and environmental projects that will benefit Delaware City and surrounding areas,” Secretary Garvin said. The funds will help Delaware City pave its Community Center parking lots and basketball court. This, along with incorporating rain gardens around the property, will greatly improve the water quality at the facility and reduce stormwater runoff. Using pervious pavement for the parking lot and basketball court will allow the rainwater to be absorbed back into the city’s groundwater. In addition, both surfaces are more than 20 years old and are starting to create safety concerns. The Community Center houses the Delaware City Library, Police Athletic League Center, Reedy Point Players community theater group, and various classes offered through New Castle County.




New chief of staff named for DNREC’s Office of the Secretary

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today that the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will welcome a new chief of staff to the DNREC Secretary’s office Jan. 27: Gregory Patterson, who brings with him extensive experience in the fields of communications, government, and the environment, having served in three Delaware administrations.




DNREC monitoring another Lewes WWTP malfunction and discharge of partially-treated effluent into Lewes-Rehoboth Canal

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Although the plant is currently back online and has resumed normal treatment of effluent, DNREC also encourages the public who depend on the Lewes WWTP plant to handle their wastewater to continue practicing water conservation while corrective measures continue at the plant.