Divisions of Air and Waste & Hazardous Substances
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form
How do I submit a FOIA request?
FOIA requests may be electronically submitted using the submittal form at the bottom of this page. They can also be mailed or faxed by identifying the specific file or record you wish to inspect as explicitly as possible, and send your request, in letter form to: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Divisions of Air & Waste & Hazardous Substances, Attn: FOIA Request Processor, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or fax to 302-739-1894. An example request would begin as follows, with the appropriate Branch(es) indicated: "Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting access to the files from the Hazardous Waste Branch concerning the ABC Facility, located at 123 Main Street, Dover, DE 19901." If for any reason during the processing of your request, you find that the information you requested is no longer needed, please contact the FOIA Request Processor at (302)739-9400 so that your request can be withdrawn.
What information must my FOIA request include?
Requests shall adequately describe the record(s) sought. Please include information such as facility names, addresses, permit numbers and if possible, any information that would assist in the determination of which branches to distribute the request to. Any requests that require the Division to perform research or to assemble information that has not been compiled will be returned to the requester. The Environmental Navigator found on the Department’s website (www.dnrec.state.de.us) may be helpful in refining a request before it is submitted to the Department.
Please note: The Division does not have the capability to research requests described by tax parcel numbers or site maps.