DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Division of Air and Waste Management
Air Quality Management Section
Title Of The Regulation:
Regulation 45 -- Excessive Idling of Heavy Duty Vehicles
Brief Synopsis Of The Subject, Substance And Issues:
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Air and Waste Management, Air Quality Management Section is proposing a revision to the State Implementation Plan for the Attainment and Maintenance of the National Air Quality Standards for Ozone. Delaware has been designated moderate non-attainment for the eight hour ozone standard. The proposed revision will contain a new regulation, Regulation No. 45. In order to curb air emissions that contribute to the poor air quality in the State, the Department is proposing to regulate the engine idling time for the operation of on-road heavy-duty vehicles, having a gross vehicle weight rating of over 8,500 pounds. This regulation will continue the efforts by the State to reduce the emissions of NOx (nitrogen oxides), particulates and other tailpipe pollutants from vehicles operated in Delaware.
Notice Of Public Comment:
The Department will hold a public hearing on January 25, 2005 at 6 PM at the office of Air Quality Management Section, 156 South State Street, Dover Delaware, in the second floor conference room. Prior to the public hearing, an informational workshop on the proposal will be held on January 6, 2005 at 1:30 PM at the same location above.
Philip Wheeler (302) 739-4791 December 9, 2004
Division of Water Resources
Brief Synopsis of the Subject, Substance and Issues:
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, The Department of Agriculture and the Delaware Nutrient management Commission are proposing general permit regulations for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The proposed CAFO regulations will amend section 9 (The General Permit Program) of the Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution . The Clean Water Act and recent revisions to federal regulations define a CAFO. The draft regulations were developed cooperatively with the involvement of the Department of Agriculture, Delaware Nutrient Management Commission, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the University of Delaware.
Notice Of Public Comment:
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Department of Agriculture and the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission will hold public hearings on january 25, 2005 at 6 PM at the Farmington Fire Hall and January 27, 2005 at 6 PM at the Gumboro Fire Hall to receive comments on proposed amendments to the Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution. Comments should be sent in writing to Peder Hansen, Surface Water Discharges Section, Division of Water Resources, DNREC, 89 Kings Hwy., Dover, DE 19901.