NEW! Oil spills: economic and environmental implications for Delaware
In 2011, an analysis for DNREC was completed on Delaware’s Oil Pollution Liability statute, along with the federal Oil Pollution Act (OPA) and Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTC), to determine if they were sufficient to protect Delaware’s economic and environmental interests. The analysis showed that Delaware’s law is not currently adequate to protect Delaware from significant financial exposure in the event of a catastrophic spill. Read the study here .
House Bill 32, an Act to amend Title 7 of the Delaware Code relating to oil pollution liability — sponsored by Reps. Longhurst, Jaques, and Kowalko; and Senators McBride and Poore — updates and streamlines the State’s Oil Pollution Act by eliminating a monetary cap for liability for damages. The proposed legislation also requires that a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR) be issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, pursuant to the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and related regulations, instead of the issuance of a COFR by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, to eliminate duplicative state and federal requirements. The proposed legislation can be viewed here.
A public hearing on the proposed plan of remedial action for the Burton Island historical ash disposal site, Indian River Generating Station's Operable Unit 2 (DE-1399), was held on Feb. 7, 2013 in Millsboro. For more information, please click here. NRG's Feasibility Study for Indian River Generating Station's Operable Unit No. 2 - FINAL for Burton Island historical ash disposal area and other related documents are available at the links below:
For more information, please visit the Indian River Generating Station website. For additional questions, please contact Gregory DeCowsky, project manager; or Robert Newsome, public information officer, at 302-395-2600.
NOW ONLINE: "Environmental Protection Matters" The latest issue of the newsletter features articles from DNREC's Office of Environmental Protection, which includes the Divisions of Air Quality, Water, and Waste & Hazardous Substances.
Visit the Delaware Brownfields Marketplace ! The Marketplace is an interactive database that contains a list of market-ready brownfield sites available for redevelopment in Delaware. The inventory is designed to make it easier for potential buyers and developers to locate available Brownfield properties. Brownfield property owners may also submit their properties for potential listing on the Marketplace.
RECYCLING NEWS: All single-family residential customers with trash service already have single-stream, curbside recycling collection service as of September 15, 2011. The most recent universal recycling milestone was Jan. 1, 2013, when waste haulers began providing single-stream recycling service to multi-family residential customers.
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- The New MRFs in Town
- Sustainable Materials Management
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