Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfields Development Agreement for the John’s Body Shop Site

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Start Date: 3/27/2019

End Date: 4/16/2019

Pursuant to the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA), 7 Del. C. Chapter 91, §9126, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is required to issue a public notice within twenty days after entering into negotiations for a Brownfield Development Agreement (BDA).  A BDA is an agreement between DNREC and a Brownfield developer with respect to a Certified Brownfield Site that sets forth a scope of work and schedule of remedial activities during the development of the Site.

DNREC’s Site Investigation and Restoration Section (DNREC-SIRS) negotiated a BDA with West Third Properties LLC regarding the John’s Body Shop Site (Site), located at 2318 W. Third Street in Wilmington, Delaware.  Identified by New Castle County as tax parcel number 26-026.10-096, the Site may have had a release of hazardous substances as a result of activities associated with the auto body operation on site.  For more information, please see DNREC’s navigator at:

The public comment period begins Thursday, March 28, 2019 and will close at the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 15, 2019.  Please submit written comments to the DNREC-SIRS Project Manager, John Costa at DNREC-SIRS, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720.  A copy of the BDA is available at the office of DNREC – SIRS or by accessing the DNREC-SIRS’ site files database.

Learn more about this Site and other Brownfields sites by accessing DNREC-SIRS’ web page at  or by contacting the DNREC-SIRS Project Manager, John Costa at (302) 395-2600 or

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