Notification of Negotiations for a Brownfields Development Agreement for Paulsen Property Site, 394 West Front Street, Laurel, Delaware (DE-1712)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
Start Date: October 27, 2019
End Date: November 24, 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 Certified Brownfields Development Agreement (BDA). A BDA is an agreement between DNREC and a Certified Brownfields 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) is negotiating a BDA with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. regarding the Paulsen Property Site (Site), located at 394 West Front Street, Laurel, Delaware.  Identified by Sussex County as tax parcel number 432-8.06-73.00 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:

Learn more about this Site and other Certified Brownfield sites by accessing the web page at or by contacting the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Mariya Chiger at (302) 395-2600 or

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