Division of Air and Waste Management

Sections and Branches

 

The Division of Air and Waste Management oversees the handling, transferring and storing of solid and hazardous materials by regulating, monitoring, inspecting, enforcing and responding to emergencies.  The Division also implements the state’s air monitoring, permitting and compliance programs.  The Division’s responsibilities include:

 

·         Administering Delaware’s Air Quality Program, including air monitoring and regulating air emissions. 

 

·         Administering a program for the maintenance & installation of underground and above ground storage tanks & overseeing cleanup of tanks which may leak. 

 

·         Administering programs to prevent industrial accidents, to assure emergency planning and community right to know, and to respond to environmental emergencies. 

 

·         Administering programs to remediate sites contaminated by hazardous substances. 

 

·         Administering programs for the reuse, recycling, transport and disposal of solid and hazardous waste.

 

Director..............................................James D.  Werner..................................  (302) 739-9400

Deputy Principal Assistant…….………..Marjorie Crofts…..………………….………..(302) 739-9400

Outreach Ombudsman………..………....Christina Wirtz……….………………………(302) 395-2515

 

Director’s Office administers and directs the operations of the Division of Air and Waste Management’s Air Quality Management, Waste Management, and Enforcement Sections as well as the Emergency Prevention & Response Branch.  The Director’s Office carries out cost recovery procedures to recoup State monies expended in the cleanup of environmental violations and emergency incidents; develops and implements policies and procedures for the Division; coordinates legal assistance for the Division; provides all Division accounting services; and coordinates Division outreach.

 

Director’s Office Organizational Chart

 

Address: Director’s Office

89 Kings Highway

Dover, DE 19901

Map & Driving Directions

 

NOTE:  Outreach Ombudsman located in Lukens Drive Office, see directions to Site Investigation and Restoration Branch, below.

 

Air Quality Management Section issues permits to construct and permits to operate to air contaminant sources, maintains emission inventories from business and industry, inspects air contaminant sources, monitors air quality and inspects asbestos removal sites.  The Section is also responsible for: developing the State Implementation Plan as required by the Clean Air Act; adopting new regulations; enforcing existing regulations and permits; and implementing the Small Business Technical Assistance Program.

 

AQM - Administrator’s Office Organizational Chart

AQM - Air Surveillance Organizational Chart

AQM - Engineering and Compliance Organizational Chart

AQM - Planning Organizational Chart

 

Section Administrator ............................  Ali Mirzakhalili.................................  (302) 739-9402

      New Castle ..................  (302) 323-4542

 

Dover Office Address:

156 S.  State Street

Dover, DE 19901

Map & Driving Directions

 

New Castle Office Address:

715 Grantham Lane

New Castle, DE 19720

Map & Driving Directions

 

 

Emergency Prevention and Response Branch responds statewide 24 hours a day to oil spills, hazardous material incidents, and weapons of mass destruction events.  The Branch also coordinates responses with local fire departments and various local, state, and federal agencies and implements the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know and Accidental Release Prevention Programs.

 

Branch Manager ..............................Ellen D.  Malenfant..................................  (302) 739-9404

24 Hour Complaint Line..................................................................................  1-800-662-8802

 

Emergency Prevention and Response Branch Organizational Chart

 

Dover Office Address:

89 Kings Highway

Dover, DE 19901

Map & Driving Directions

 

New Castle Office Address:

715 Grantham Lane

New Castle, DE 19720

Map & Driving Directions

 

 

Enforcement Section enforces the state’s air, waste and water pollution laws and assist the Emergency Prevention and Response Branch in responding to environmental emergencies.  Officers are available 24 hours per day to investigate complaints. 

 

Enforcement Section Organizational Chart

 

Chief ..........................................Kurt Reuther.................................................  (302) 739-9401

24 Hour Complaint Line…………………............................................................  1-800-662-8802

 

 

Dover Office Address:

89 Kings Highway

Dover, DE 19901

Map & Driving Directions

 

New Castle Office Address:

715 Grantham Lane

New Castle, DE 19720

Map & Driving Directions

 

Georgetown Office Address:

114 E.  Market Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

 

Site Investigation & Restoration Branch is responsible for the identification, evaluation and remediation of hazardous waste sites, from Brownfields to federal Superfund sites, in the State. 

 

Site Investigation & Restoration Branch Organizational Chart

 

Branch Manager ............................  Kathleen Stiller Banning .........................  (302) 395-2600

 

Address: 391 Lukens Drive

New Castle, DE 19720

Map & Driving Directions

 

 

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch assures, through regulation and permitting mechanisms, that waste generated, transported, treated, recycled, reused or disposed in Delaware is managed in an environmentally safe manner.  The Branch also encourages, through voluntary means, waste reduction, reuse, and recycling activities. 

 

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch Organizational Chart

 

Branch Manager ................................  Nancy C.  Marker ................................  (302) 739-9403

 

Address: 89 Kings Highway

Dover, DE 19901

Map & Driving Directions

 

 

Tank Management Branch administers and assists with the installation, management of abandonment, removal and cleanup of underground and above ground storage tank systems in order to prevent contamination of soils and groundwater supplies.  The staff also permits the installation and operation of vapor recovery equipment and inspects boilers and pressure vessels to ensure public safety.

 

Tank Management Branch Organizational Chart

 

Branch Manager ...................................E.  Alex Rittberg..................................  (302) 395-2500

 

Address: 391 Lukens Drive

New Castle, DE 19720

Map & Driving Directions

 

Boiler Safety Director………………..…….James B.  Harlan…………………………….(302) 744-2735

 

Address:  303 Transportation Circle

Dover, DE  19903

Map & Driving Directions

 

 

EASY REFERENCE PHONE NUMBERS

 

24 Hour Complaint and Spill Notification Line  - 1-800-662-8802

Aboveground Storage Tanks - 302-395-2500

Air Quality - Dover office - 302-739-9402

       - New Castle office - 302-323-4542

Asbestos New Castle - 302-323-4542

Asbestos Kent & Sussex - 302-739-9402

Boiler Safety – 302-744-2735

Brownfields – 302-395-2600

Emergency Prevention and Response – 302-739-9404

Enforcement - 302-739-9401 or 1-800-662-8802

Hazardous Waste - 302-739-9403

Medical Waste - 302-739-9403

Open Burning - 302-739-9402

Outreach Ombudsman – 302-395-2515

Recycling - 302-739-9403

Reporting Spills & Releases 24 hours- 1-800-662-8802

Site Investigation & Restoration Branch (Superfund/Brownfields) - 302-395-2600

Solid Waste - 302-739-9403

Underground Storage Tanks - 302-395-2500

 

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