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  Category: Division of Water


DNREC and Allen Harim, LLC enter into Conciliation Order by Consent addressing wastewater violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

DNREC and Allen Harim, LLC have signed a Conciliation Order in settlement of past violations at Allen Harim’s poultry processing facility in Harbeson and at Allen Harim’s hatchery facility in Dagsboro, including DNREC assessing an administrative penalty of $300,000 to Allen Harim.




Source Water Protection Subcommittee to meet Sept. 21 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) Subcommittee of the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 21, in the Training Room of Tidewater Utilities located at 1100 South Little Creek Road, Dover, DE 19901.




DNREC and Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. enter into consent decree addressing violations at Mountaire’s Millsboro poultry processing facility

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today filed a complaint in state Superior Court against Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. that requests civil penalties for Mountaire’s violations of its spray and land application permits at its Millsboro facility. The complaint, which includes reimbursed costs for DNREC, calls for Mountaire to make short-term corrective measures, long-term system upgrades at the plant, along with environmental mitigation, and for Mountaire to provide an alternative water supply to nearby residents. The complaint also requests that the Superior Court approve a consent decree that redresses those permit violations through monetary penalties and mitigation measures that abate the total nitrogen amount sprayed above permit limits by Mountaire’s Millsboro facility. DNREC has also filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, raising claims that Mountaire has violated the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act.




DNREC to host Wetlands Celebration and Get in Gear Family Bike Rally May 5 at Trap Pond

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018

DNREC is celebrating May as American Wetlands Month with a variety of activities to honor wetlands as an important natural resource that plays key roles in protecting Delawareans from storms and flooding and providing habitat for wildlife.




Charter School of Wilmington wins 2018 Delaware Envirothon competition sponsored by DNREC

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018

GREENWOOD – Charter School of Wilmington Team A was named the champion of the 2018 Delaware Envirothon competition held today at Swartzentruber Farm in Greenwood and sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Today’s win marks the school’s 19th win in the event’s 22-year history, including an unbroken winning streak since 2002. Charter School of Wilmington Teams’ B and C placed second and third, respectively, in this year’s Envirothon competition.







  Category: Division of Water


DNREC and Allen Harim, LLC enter into Conciliation Order by Consent addressing wastewater violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

DNREC and Allen Harim, LLC have signed a Conciliation Order in settlement of past violations at Allen Harim’s poultry processing facility in Harbeson and at Allen Harim’s hatchery facility in Dagsboro, including DNREC assessing an administrative penalty of $300,000 to Allen Harim.




Source Water Protection Subcommittee to meet Sept. 21 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) Subcommittee of the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 21, in the Training Room of Tidewater Utilities located at 1100 South Little Creek Road, Dover, DE 19901.




DNREC and Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. enter into consent decree addressing violations at Mountaire’s Millsboro poultry processing facility

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today filed a complaint in state Superior Court against Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. that requests civil penalties for Mountaire’s violations of its spray and land application permits at its Millsboro facility. The complaint, which includes reimbursed costs for DNREC, calls for Mountaire to make short-term corrective measures, long-term system upgrades at the plant, along with environmental mitigation, and for Mountaire to provide an alternative water supply to nearby residents. The complaint also requests that the Superior Court approve a consent decree that redresses those permit violations through monetary penalties and mitigation measures that abate the total nitrogen amount sprayed above permit limits by Mountaire’s Millsboro facility. DNREC has also filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, raising claims that Mountaire has violated the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act.




DNREC to host Wetlands Celebration and Get in Gear Family Bike Rally May 5 at Trap Pond

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018

DNREC is celebrating May as American Wetlands Month with a variety of activities to honor wetlands as an important natural resource that plays key roles in protecting Delawareans from storms and flooding and providing habitat for wildlife.




Charter School of Wilmington wins 2018 Delaware Envirothon competition sponsored by DNREC

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018

GREENWOOD – Charter School of Wilmington Team A was named the champion of the 2018 Delaware Envirothon competition held today at Swartzentruber Farm in Greenwood and sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Today’s win marks the school’s 19th win in the event’s 22-year history, including an unbroken winning streak since 2002. Charter School of Wilmington Teams’ B and C placed second and third, respectively, in this year’s Envirothon competition.