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Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the City
of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Pr
oposed Ocean Outfall

The City of Rehoboth Beach has prepared a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to permit the design and construction of a new ocean outfall to discharge treated effluent. The EIS has been completed in accordance with the Environmental Review Procedures of the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund as directed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). 

The Final EIS addresses all comments from the April 20, 2012 public hearing and the 60-day public comment period.

Written comments may be submitted until February 26, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Please send written comments to:

Greg Pope, DNREC Financial Assistance Branch
5 E. Reed St. Suite 200, Dover, DE 19901

Comments may also be sent via email to: or by FAX to 302-739-2137. Electronic submission is preferred.  

DNREC's public notice can be viewed here: Notice of Availability.

Final EIS Report - prepared by the GHD global engineering firm's Bowie, Md. office

Chapter 00_Title Page, etc.
Chapter 01_Summary
Chapter 02_Introduction
Chapter 03_Alternative Analysis
Chapter 04_Proposed Action
Chapter 05_Effluent Characteristics and Concerns
Chapter 06_Ocean Modeling
Chapter 07_Environmental Consequences (Physical Environment)
Chapter 08_Environmental Consquences (Biological Environment)
Chapter 09_Environmental Consequences (Human Environment)
Chapter 10_Cumulative Impacts
Chapter 11_List of Preparers
Chapter 12_References
Chapter 13_Glossary and Abbreviations
Chapter 99_Back End Pages


Appendix A - Consent Order

Appendix B - Rehoboth Beach Cost Benefit Analysis
Appendix C - Documentation of Land Search Effort
Appendix D - Reverse Osmosis System Cost Estimate
Appendix E - Lawler, Matusky, and Skelly Engineers 2003 Dilution Model
Appendix F - RBWWTP Priority Pollutant Scan
Appendix G - RBWWTP Effluent Force Main Study
Appendix H - Marine Boring Logs
Appendix I - Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Scan
Appendix J - GHD Ocean Model
Appendix J - GHD Ocean Model Appendices
Appendix K1 - Previous Water Quality Data-Sharp 1998
Appendix K2 - Previous Water Quality Data-DNREC 2007
Appendix K3 - Previous Water Quality Data-GHD 2010-2011
Appendix L1 - Field Data Instrument Calibration and Practices-YSI Sonde
Appendix L2 - Field Data Instrument Calibration and Practices-Teledyne RD (SOP)
Appendix L3 - Field Data Instrument Calibration and Practices-Seabird
Appendix L4 - Field Data Instrument Calibration and Practices-YSI Castaway
Appendix M - Drilling Mud MSD Sheet
Appendix N - Potential Impacts of Treated Watewater on Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
Appendix O - Submerged Cultural Resource Survey

Appendix P1 - Exhibits Presented at Public Meeting (Exhibits 1-17)

Appendix P2 - Exhibits Presented at Public Meeting (Exhibits 18-38)

Appendix Q - Hearing Officer's Report

Appendix R - Exhibits Presented During Public Comment Period (Exhibits 39-89)

Appendix S - List of Amendments to Draft EIS

Appendix T -  Response to Exhibits Presented During Public Comment Period




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