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CONTACT: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

DNREC to hold public workshops March 27 and 28
on proposed amendments for Boiler Safety Program

DOVER (Feb. 29, 2012) – DNREC’s Tank Management Section will hold two public information workshops March 27 and 28 on proposed amendments to Administrative Code 1353, Delaware’s Regulations For Boilers, Pressure Vessels, and Nuclear Installations. The amendments aim to update regulations which reflect the current organizational structure of the state’s Boiler Safety Program while maintaining regulations consistent with national codes and standards.

Changes in the proposed amendments reflect:

  • That the Boiler Safety Program is no longer a Division within DNREC, but rather a program within DNREC’s Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances and operating under the Tank Management Section;

  • Eliminating the position of Director of Boiler Safety;

  • New and modified definitions that were included in the recently passed Boiler Safety Statute, 7 Delaware Code Chapter 74B;

  • Exemptions relating to high-pressure air cylinders maintained by volunteer fire companies, and

  • New requirements for facilities that operate their own boiler and pressure vessel inspection programs.  

Full text version of the proposed amendments can be found on the Boiler Safety Program website at The proposed amendments to the regulations also may be viewed at the following locations: 

  • DNREC Tank Management Section 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle DE  19720
  • DNREC/Boiler Safety, Blue Hen Corporate Center, 655 S Bay Road, Suite 5N, Dover, DE  19901.           

The upcoming workshops will be held as follows:

Tuesday, March 27, 1 p.m.
Conference Room  A
DNREC Tank Management Section
391 Lukens Drive, New Castle DE  19720 

Wednesday, March 28, 1 p.m.
DNREC Auditorium
Richards & Robbins Building
89 Kings Highway, Dover DE  19901           

Boiler and pressure vessel contractors, insurance representatives, environmental consultants, and the general public are encouraged to attend the workshops and provide comments, both orally and in writing.

Written statements and comments on the proposed regulation changes may be addressed to: JoAnn Cobb, DNREC/Boiler Safety, Blue Hen Corporate Center, 655 S. Bay Road, Suite 5N, Dover, DE 19901. Written comments may also be submitted by e-mail to by March 23, 2012.

For more information and directions to the workshops, please contact JoAnn Cobb at 302-744-2735.

Vol. 42, No. 64

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