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 About the Office of Community Services


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The Office of Community Services is responsible for supervision of and coordinating compliance with federal, state, local regulations related to environmental and natural resources enforcement, working in collaboration with DNREC's Divisions of Air Quality, Waste & Hazardous Substances, Water, Watershed Stewardship, Fish & Wildlife, and Parks & Recreation. The Office of Community Services also handles the duties of legislative liaison (coordinating with the administration, DNREC, legislators, special interest groups and the public in developing, evaluating and modifying potential new legislation and existing statutes), legislative/constituent response and also ensures an environmental enforcement presence in the community. These duties also include community outreach and education and promoting DNREC's roles and responsibilities in Delaware. 

The Office of Community Services is a diverse group made up of the Environmental Enforcement Coordinator, Community Ombudsman, Small Business Ombudsman, DNREC Environmental Crimes (ECU) and accompanying support staff. The Office is also charged with the coordination and potential development of a unified DNREC enforcement program that will create efficiencies, reduce redundancies and costs, and be more effective in addressing the public’s needs. 

Related links:

A Message from the Director of the Office of Community Services

A Message from the Enforcement Chief of the Office of Community Services

DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit

DNREC's TrashStoppers program against illegal trash dumping

Community Involvement Advisory Committee

Community Ombudsman

Small Business Assistance Program

Small Business Ombudsman

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