House Bill 98
152nd General Assembly (Present)
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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 7 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR DNREC PERMITS.
This Act creates certain uniform, minimum requirements for public notice related to permits and permit renewals issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. In particular, at least 30 days must be provided for submission of public comment after the notice issues, the notice must include instructions for electronic submission of public comment, the permit application to which the notice applies must be available electronically and a link to a page where the application may be accessed electronically shall be provided in the text of the notice, a copy of the notice shall be posted on the Department’s website in addition to whatever other means of delivery is required for the notice, and elected officials whose district includes the location of the permitted activity must be individually notified by e-mail. Where the application materials are too voluminous to post online the Department may provide instructions for alternative access. Conforming changes are made to other parts of the Code that deal directly with public notice of permit applications. The Act is effective 180 days after its enactment.
Takes effect upon being signed into law