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Groundwater Discharges Section

Proposed State of Delaware Regulations Governing Underground Injection Control

DNREC's Division of Water's Groundwater Discharges Section (GWDS) is proposing new State of Delaware Regulations Governing Underground Injection Control  (UIC Regulations). Underground injection wells - Class V by EPA classifications. Image courtesy of EPA

DNREC will propose significant revisions to the regulations, which have not been amended or revised since the promulgation of the UIC Regulations in 1983.

Technological advances and new federal requirements from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must be incorporated into the Delaware UIC Regulations. DNREC's Secretary approved the Start Action Notice (SAN) process (link below) in 2012.

If you would like to be placed on a notification list for activities related to the UIC Regulations, please contact Kathy Potter via e-mail at or at (302) 739-9337.


A Public Hearing for Delaware's UIC regulations was held May 25, 2017.  The public comment period ended June 9, 2017.
Public workshops for Delaware's UIC regulations were held in each county: 
  • May 17, 2016 Public Workshop - Kent County
  • May 25, 2016 Public Workshop - New Castle County
  • May 26, 2016 Public Workshop - Sussex County
  • April 12, 2016 Public Workshop - Kent County
  • January 2010 Public Workshop
  • August 2009 Public Workshop


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