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Delaware's Sediment and Stormwater Management Program


Active construction siteDelaware’s Sediment and Stormwater Management program operates within the Division of Watershed Stewardship's Drainage and Stormwater Section. The program employs a comprehensive approach to sediment control (both during and after construction) and stormwater management that includes monitoring of stormwater quantity and water quality control. Program responsibilities include:

  • Sediment control and inspection during construction
  • Post-construction inspection of permanent stormwater facilities
  • Stormwater quantity and water quality control
  • Education/training relating to stormwater

Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations

Emergency Regulations
- May 2016 Register of Regulations

- Functional Equivalents webpage

Sediment and Stormwater Regulations - 2016 Revisions 

DNREC press release: Gov. Markell signs Senate Bill 253 into law, authorizing DNREC to provide additional flexibility in meeting standards for sediment and stormwater regulations (June 24, 2016)

DNREC Press Release: Responding to state Supreme Court ruling, DNREC again must adopt interim emergency sediment and stormwater regulations (April 15, 2016)



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