DNREC Extends Public Comment Period Until Aug. 15 on Croda Permit Application

The public comment period on a pending application for an air permit for Croda Inc. will be extended until Aug. 15, 2020. The previous announced deadline was July 31, 2020.

Croda has requested a federally enforceable 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 construction permit for their facility at 315 Cherry Lane, in New Castle, to add a 12,000-gallon drumming tank (Blend Drumming Tank C, Emission Unit 2) to existing Blend Tanks A and B. The emission increase for the addition of Blend Tank C will be 0.36 ton per year (TPY) of volatile organic compounds (VOC) including 0.17 TPY hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) (primarily dioxane).

An informational public meeting was held virtually on this application on July 16, and a virtual public hearing was held on July 21. The official hearing transcript, along with information about this pending application, all exhibits entered into the hearing record, and all comments received on this matter to date, are available for review on the Croda hearing page at https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/events/virtual-public-hearing-croda-7-de-admin-code-1102-construction-permit/

Public comments may be submitted:

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Media Contact: Michael Globetti, Michael.globetti@delaware.gov


DNREC advises that public comment period for Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act regulations continues through July 9

DOVER – In accordance with the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Delaware’s Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board (CZICB) held a joint public hearing June 24 on proposed amendments to the Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone, as set forth in 7 DE Admin. Code 101.

DNREC also reminds the public that the public comment period for the proposed amendments to Coastal Zone regulations remains open through close of business Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Comments may be emailed to Lisa.Vest@delaware.gov or submitted via U.S. Mail to Lisa Vest, Regulatory Specialist, Office of the Secretary, DNREC, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

House Bill 190, which was ultimately codified as the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act (CZCPA) in 2017, amended the original Coastal Zone Act of 1971 and required DNREC to revise its Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone (7 DE Admin. Code 101). Prior to the passage of the CZCPA, all heavy industry and bulk product transfer activities not in operation on June 28, 1971 were prohibited in the coastal zone. The CZCPA allows for the permitting of these activities under certain conditions. The proposed regulations specify these conditions in accordance with the CZCPA.

For more information pertaining to CZCPA regulations, please visit DNREC’s website at https://de.gov/czaregs.

Media contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

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