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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: CZA 385P Mountaire Resource Recovery FacilityCZA 385P Mountaire Resource Recovery Facility
    Folder: CZA 386P Tidewater Environmental Services (Wandendale)CZA 386P Tidewater Environmental Services (Wandendale)
    Folder: CZA 388P OceanportCZA 388P Oceanport
    Folder: CZA 390P DuPont Edge MoorCZA 390P DuPont Edge Moor
    Folder: CZA 393P CrodaCZA 393P Croda
    Folder: CZA 394P BloomCZA 394P Bloom
    Folder: CZA 396SD Millville Organic CenterCZA 396SD Millville Organic Center
    Folder: CZA 397P Millville Organic CenterCZA 397P Millville Organic Center
    Folder: CZA 398P Croda, IncCZA 398P Croda, Inc
    Folder: CZA 400SD Green Recovery Technologies, LLCCZA 400SD Green Recovery Technologies, LLC
    Folder: CZA 416P Green Recovery Technologies, LLCCZA 416P Green Recovery Technologies, LLC
    Folder: CZA 417P Croda, IncCZA 417P Croda, Inc
    Folder: CZA 418P Delaware City Refining Company, LLCCZA 418P Delaware City Refining Company, LLC
    Folder: CZA 419P Green Recovery Technologies, LLCCZA 419P Green Recovery Technologies, LLC
    Folder: CZA 420P Praxair, IncCZA 420P Praxair, Inc
    Folder: CZA 421P Techmer Engineered Solutions, LLCCZA 421P Techmer Engineered Solutions, LLC
    Folder: CZA 422P Praxair Distribution, IncCZA 422P Praxair Distribution, Inc
    Folder: CZA 423P Mountaire Farms of Delaware, IncCZA 423P Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc
    Folder: CZA 424P Magco, IncCZA 424P Magco, Inc
    Folder: CZA 425P Nalco - An Ecolab CompanyCZA 425P Nalco - An Ecolab Company
    (More Documents...)

     Coastal Zone Act Contact

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



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