DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Division of Water Resources
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Brief Synopsis of the Subject, Substance, and Issues
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) plans to conduct two public hearings to gather comments on the proposed Pollution Control Strategy for the Inland Bays including the proposed Regulations of the Pollution Control Strategy for the Indian River, Indian River Bay, Rehoboth Bay, and Little Assawoman Bay Watersheds. The proposed Strategy includes both voluntary and regulatory actions which need to be implemented in order to achieve the nitrogen and phosphorus load reductions required by the Total Maximum Daily Loads for these watersheds. The proposed regulations would impact multiple sources of nutrients including point sources, stormwater, and onsite wastewater treatment and disposal systems.
Possible Terms of the Agency Action
Following the adoption of the proposed Regulations, various programs to reduce nutrient pollutant loadings will be implemented.
Notice of Public Comment
Two public hearings for the proposed Regulations of the Pollution Control Strategy for the Indian River, Indian River Bay, Rehoboth Bay and Little Assawoman Bay Watersheds will be held. One hearing will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, June 13, at the Millsboro Senior Center, 322 Wilson Highway, Millsboro, Delaware. A second hearing will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 14, at the Georgetown CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, Delaware.
The hearing record for these proposed Regulations will remain open until 4:30 PM, Friday, June 29, 2007. Please send written comments to Katherine Bunting-Howarth, Division of Water Resources, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901; facsimile: (302) 739-7864; email: (firstname.lastname@example.org). All written comments must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, June 29, 2007. Electronic submission is preferred.
Copies of the proposed regulations and technical support documents for these watersheds are available by mail from Maryann Pielmeier, DNREC, DWR, Watershed Assessment Section, 820 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 220, Dover, DE 19904-2464, via telephone by calling (302) 739-9939, via e-mail by contacting email@example.com, or from the DNREC website at the following URL: http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/water2000/Sections/Watershed/ws/