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January 2021



502 Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan

Pursuant to 7 Delaware Code, Sections 6403, 6404, 6406 and other pertinent provisions of 7 Delaware Code, Chapter 64; the Delaware Solid Waste Authority ("DSWA") is proposing to adopt a Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan to replace, in its entirety, the Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan last adopted on December 3, 2015.

Purpose: DSWA is required, pursuant to 7 Del. C. § 6403, to adopt a Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan. This Plan was initially adopted in May, 1994, and has been periodically updated and replaced. The purpose of the Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan is to establish policies and goals respecting solid waste disposal and recycling diversion, together with identification of programs necessary to implement these policies and goals. The Plan is intended to address the roles and responsibilities of DSWA in solid waste disposal and recycling diversion activities as they relate to both public bodies (State, counties, municipalities) and private enterprise. The Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan proposed for adoption will provide the framework for actions to be taken by DSWA and other stakeholders in Delaware to maximize recycling and diversion of materials from landfill disposal, and to help advance sustainable materials management practices and minimize greenhouse gas emissions in the State.

Notice of Hearing: A virtual public hearing will be held via Zoom. Join Zoom meeting as follows:

When: January 25, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Hearing for Changes to the Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 379487

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Join by Telephone:

Dial: 1-301-715-8592

Webinar ID: 835 6667 1572

Passcode: 379487

The hearing is to provide an opportunity for public comment on the proposed Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan. The public record will close at the close of the hearing, unless the hearing officer extends the comment period at the close of the hearing.

Written Comments: The DSWA will receive written comments, suggestions briefs or other written material until the close of business, 4:30 p.m., February 9, 2021. Written comments shall be submitted to Michael D. Parkowski, Manager of Business Services and Government Relations, Delaware Solid Waste Authority, 1128 South Bradford Street, PO Box 455, Dover, Delaware 19903. Written comments may also be submitted via e-mail at



Harness Racing Commission


501 Harness Racing Rules and Regulations

The Delaware Harness Racing Commission (DHRC) pursuant to 3 Del. C. §10005, proposes to amend its rules and regulations. The proposed regulation changes address needed amendments for clarity by adding a definition.

After discussions, which included technical experts, regulatory officials, and harness racing stakeholders, on December 1, 2020, the DHRC Rules Committee voted to recommend this rule amendment package to the full DHRC. On December 8, 2020, at its regular monthly meeting, the DHRC unanimously approved these proposed amendments. The DHRC rules committee meetings and DHRC regular monthly meetings are publically noticed open meetings. Subsequent to the initial 30-day comment period from January 1 to 31, 2021 and notice in the Register of Regulations, the DHRC plans to finalize the regulations on February 9, 2021 during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meetings are held at the Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2320 South DuPont Highway Dover, DE at 10:00am. Written comments must be received by COB January 31, 2021. Those comments should be sent to the same address listed above for meeting location, attention Mr. Mark Davis.


Plant Industries Section


805 Rules and Regulations for Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program

In compliance with the State's Administrative Procedures Act (APA - Title 29, Chapter 101 of the Delaware Code) and under the authority of Title 3 of the Delaware Code, Chapter 1, Sections 101(2) & (3), Delaware Department of Agriculture, Plant Industries Section is proposing regulations governing the Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program.

Any person who wishes to make written suggestions, compilations of data, testimony, briefs or other written materials concerning the proposed regulatory amendments must submit same to, the Plant Industries Section, 2320 South DuPont Highway, Camden DE 19901, by email to by 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2021. Please identify in the subject line: Regulations Governing Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program.

The action concerning the determination of whether to adopt the proposed regulations will be based upon the results of Department and Section staff analysis and the consideration of the comments and written materials filed by other interested persons.




On March 12, 2020, Governor Carney issued a declaration of a state of emergency for the state of Delaware due to a public health threat. The State of Emergency allows all public meetings of executive branch public bodies, including the SBE, to be conducted electronically, either by means of telephone conference call or video-conference call.

In accordance with the State of Emergency, the State Board of Education is currently holding meetings electronically. The meeting information can be accessed via the public meeting calendar ( Members of the public can join the meeting via the web or telephone.

Meeting materials are available on the State Board of Education's eBoard site ( (If you are having technical difficulties accessing the site, please try a different browser.)



Division of Motor Vehicles

Driver Services


2224 Defensive Driving Course, Providers, and Instructors

Pursuant to the authority provided by 21 Del.C. §302 18 Del.C. §2503, 29 Del.C. §101, and 29 Del.C. §8404, the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), adopted the Defensive Driving Course, Providers, and Instructors.

The Division of Motor Vehicles seeks to adopt general revisions to its existing regulation, the Defensive Driving Course, Providers, and Instructors, to address recent legislation, current safety concerns, and allow the provider to present the course in different formats. These collective changes are administrative in nature and serve in part to clarify the intent of the Division as enacted through this regulation.

Public Comment Period

The DMV will take written comments on these proposed general revisions to Regulation 2224 of Title 2, Delaware Administrative Code, from January 1, 2021 through January 31, 2021. The public may submit their comments to:

Christie Thomas, Executive Secretary, Division of Motor Vehicles

( or in writing to her attention,

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)

Division of Motor Vehicles

PO BOX 698

Dover, DE 19903