Skip to Page Content Governor | General Assembly | Courts | Elected Officials | State Agencies
  Photo: Featured Delaware Photo
  Phone Numbers   Mobile   Help   Size   Print   Email

Skip Navigation LinksDNREC : Admin : Coastal Zone Act Program

DNREC Web Reboot Project Logo

This page has been updated and replaced as part of the DNREC Web Reboot Project.

The new location for this page is

Please update your links and bookmarks.

Learn more.

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

     Coastal Zone Act Application Status

    There are no items to show in this view of the "Coastal Zone Act Application Status" list.

     Coastal Zone Act Calendar

    There are currently no upcoming events.

    Coastal Zone Act Documents  Coastal Zone Act Documents

    1937 aerial.pdf1937 aerial
    1954 aerial.pdf1954 aerial
    1961 aerial.pdf1961 aerial
    1968 aerial.pdf1968 aerial
    1992 aerial.pdf1992 aerial
    1997 aerial.pdf1997 aerial
    2002 aerial.pdf2002 aerial
    2007 aerial.pdf2007 aerial
    2010 aerial.pdf2010 aerial
    2012 DNS Position Statement Bloom Energy.pdf2012 DNS Position Statement Bloom Energy
    Bloom 394-P Permit and Order.pdfBloom 394-P Permit and Order
    Bloom letter 1-9-12.pdfBloom letter 1-9-12
    Bloom PJM (2).pdfBloom PJM (2)
    Bloom PJM (2).pptBloom PJM (2)
    Bloom Response 4-4-12.pdfBloom Response 4-4-12
    Bloom Transcript 3-6-12.pdfBloom Transcript 3-6-12
    CZA 394-P Bloom Assessment.pdfCZA 394-P Bloom Assessment
    CZA Permit Application - Nov 16 complete.pdfCZA Permit Application - Nov 16 complete
    Opinion and Final Order in Diamond State Appeal.pdfOpinion and Final Order in Diamond State Appeal
    (More Documents...)

     Coastal Zone Act Contact

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



    site map   |   about this site   |    contact us   |    translate   |