Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfield Development Agreement for the Former Thompson Gas Station Site, Laurel, DE (DE-1472)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
Start Date: October 2, 2019
End Date: October 22, 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 Remediation Section (DNREC-RS) negotiated a BDA with Laurel Redevelopment Corporation regarding the Former Thompson Gas Station Site (Site), located at 202 Central Avenue, Laurel, Delaware.  Identified by Sussex County as tax parcel number 432-8.06-51.01, the Site may have had a release of hazardous substances as a result of historical activities on site.  For more information, please see DNREC’s navigator at:

The public comment period begins Thursday, October 3, 2019 and will close at the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Please submit written comments to the DNREC-SIRS Project Manager, Meghan Crystall at DNREC-RS, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720.  A copy of the BDA is available at the office of DNREC – RS or by accessingtheDNREC-SIRS’ site files database. 

Learn more about this Site and other Brownfields sites by accessing DNREC-RS’ web page at by contacting the DNREC-RS Project ManagerMeghan Crystall, at (302) 395-2600 or

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