Public Hearing: Delmarva Power & Light Application for a Subaqueous Lands Permit

Division of Water
Start Date: August 21, 2019
End Date: October 1, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section, pursuant to the requirements of 7 Del C. Chapter 72: Subaqueous Lands and 7 DE Admin. Code 7504: Regulations Governing the Use of Subaqueous Lands, hereby provides notice of a public hearing (Docket #2019-P-W-0022) regarding a permit application received from Delmarva Power & Light, as described below.   

A public hearing will be held by DNREC on the below application on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM at the South Coastal Library, located at 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. 

Delmarva Power & Light has applied for a State of Delaware Subaqueous Lands permit to install by directional bore a 16-inch diameter 482 foot long electric power distribution line at a minimum depth of 20 feet below the mudline of White’s Creek, with the directional drill access pits located at the terminus of Daisey Avenue, and adjacent to Peaceful Lane in Ocean View, Sussex County, DE.  The public notice of the Department’s receipt of the application was published in The News Journal and the Delaware State News on June 26, 2019. Thereafter, the Department received several requests to hold a public hearing regarding this permit application.

For additional information on the above matter, or to review this application, visit  or contact Patty Murray, Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Section, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE, 19901; by phone at 302-739-9378; or, by email, at

Persons wishing to comment on the above application may do so either orally or in written form at the public hearing on October 1, 2019. In lieu of attending the public hearing, written comment may be submitted to the Hearing Officer via the online comment form at, via email to, or via USPS to the following address:

Lisa A. Vest, Hearing Officer
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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