Delaware General Assembly






WHEREAS, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, did on November 21, 1973 proclaim that a State of Emergency existed within the entire State of Delaware by reason of an impending or actual acute shortage of useable energy reserves; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Senate Bill 397, as amended, signed into law on November 20, 1973, the Governor of the State of Delaware is authorized to modify existing standards and requirements affecting the use of energy reserves; and

WHEREAS, efforts to achieve and maintain an acceptable air quality within the State of Delaware must be balanced to also insure available energy resources for the people of the State; and

WHEREAS, the atmosphere of Kent and Sussex Counties in the State of Delaware is of such quality that additional quantities of sulfur dioxide can be tolerated without compromising the health and safety of those Counties.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, determine that the following is reasonable and necessary in view of the emergency situation, and do hereby order and declare that all State facilities located within Kent and Sussex Counties are hereby relieved of the requirement that the sulfur content of fuels consumed at these facilities be limited to a maximum of 1% subject to the approval, on a case by case basis, by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control of the sulphur content of substitute fuel.

I further declare that this Proclamation shall be effective at 12:01 A.M., Thursday, December 27, 1973 and shall terminate not later than January 31, 1974.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 21st day of December,

(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-eighth.


Attest: ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State