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Delaware City The Coastal Zone Act Program regulates existing heavy industrial activities, as well as new and existing manufacturing activities in Delaware’s Coastal Zone. Certain new activities, such as the bulk transfer of raw materials, are not allowed in the Coastal Zone, which runs the length of the state.  

An application for a Coastal Zone Status Decision is necessary if there is question as to whether a proposed activity is considered Heavy Industry, or to determine if the proposed activity is exempt from having to obtain a Coastal Zone Permit. An application for a Coastal Zone Permit is necessary for any new or expanded manufacturing activity that will have an impact on the environment, the economy, the aesthetics or neighboring land uses.

A permitting flow chart tracks the Coastal Zone permitting process. If a project requires other permits from DNREC, the Coastal Zone permit generally takes precedence, although related permit applications may be processed concurrently.

  • The Delaware Coastal Zone Act
    (Title 7, Chapter 70)
  • A history of the Coastal Zone Act
  • Former Governor Peterson reflects on his landmark legislation
  • Russell W. Peterson

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    Coastal Zone Act Documents  Coastal Zone Act Documents

    Folder: Offset proposal M (original attachments)Offset proposal M (original attachments)
    Folder: Revised TESI-Wandendale application (3-19-10)Revised TESI-Wandendale application (3-19-10)
    3-10-10 Letter from DWR to Tidewater.pdf3-10-10 Letter from DWR to Tidewater
    3-3-10 Letter from Tidewater to DWR.pdf3-3-10 Letter from Tidewater to DWR
    4993Secretary's Assessment Report - Wandendale Final.pdf4993Secretary's Assessment Report - Wandendale Final
    Cabe response to DNREC letter re Wandendale.pdfCabe response to DNREC letter re Wandendale
    CZA 386-P Tidewater Location Map.pdfCZA 386-P Tidewater Location Map
    CZA 386-P Tidewater Service Area.pdfCZA 386-P Tidewater Service Area
    CZA 386P Tidewater.pdfCZA 386P Tidewater
    CZICB decision_Oct 11_2010.pdfCZICB decision_Oct 11_2010
    New Wandendale offset chart.pdfNew Wandendale offset chart
    Wandendale Regional Wastewater letter to Ken Davis.pdfWandendale Regional Wastewater letter to Ken Davis
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     Coastal Zone Act Contact

    Susan Love, Principal Planner, DNREC Planning Section, 302-735-3480-or



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