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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

    417P - Croda, Inc. Ethylene Oxide.pdf417P - Croda, Inc. Ethylene Oxide
    Att F storm water map.pdfAtt F storm water map
    Att I site improvements_2008_2014 (2).pdfAtt I site improvements_2008_2014 (2)
    Block Flow Diagram.pdfBlock Flow Diagram
    Croda CZP Presentation rev5.pptxCroda CZP Presentation rev5
    CZA Permit Application_2014rev.pdfCZA Permit Application_2014rev
    Duffield NR-Assessment Feb2015.pdfDuffield NR-Assessment Feb2015
    Env offset table 1 air.pdfEnv offset table 1 air
    Env offset table 2 water wastewater.pdfEnv offset table 2 water wastewater
    EO SDS.pdfEO SDS
    Ethanol SDS.pdfEthanol SDS
    Ethylene SDS.pdfEthylene SDS
    NCCo Comp Plan map 2012.pdfNCCo Comp Plan map 2012
    NCCo zoning verification letter.pdfNCCo zoning verification letter
    Oxygen SDS.pdfOxygen SDS
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     Coastal Zone Act Contact

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



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