Public Hearing: Request to Amend/Renew Existing Clean Delaware Agricultural Utilization (AGU) Permit (Docket #2019-P-W-0023)

Division of Water
Start Date: October 27, 2019
End Date: November 20, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Surface Water Discharges Section (DNREC-SWDS) will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2019-P-W-0023) on Clean Delaware, LLC.’s (Clean Delaware) permit application for an amendment of existing agricultural utilization permit (State Permit Number AGU 1702-S-03). 


A public hearing will be held on the below application on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium of the H.O. Brittingham Elementary School (enter at bus lot entrance), located at 402 Mulberry Street, Milton, DE  19968.  For additional information on this public hearing, visit

Request to Amend/Renew Existing Agricultural Utilization (AGU) Permit

Notice is hereby given that Clean Delaware has applied to DNREC-SWDS for an amendment of existing agricultural utilization permit (State Permit Number AGU 1702-S-03), which permits the land application of stabilized biosolids generated at small volume wastewater treatment facilities and other approved land treatable wastes.  Items to be amended include the ability to apply certain land treatable wastes that do not contain a sanitary component directly onto a vegetative cover without incorporation into the soil, updating field acreages based on a new land survey, allowing septage application onto additional fields, and the adjustment of the frequency of sampling of land applied materials.  Should the permit be amended, the Department will add additional to the existing permit to ensure a successful agricultural utilization program.

For additional information on the above matters, and to review this application, visit or contact Brian Churchill, Division of Water, Surface Water Discharges Section, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, by phone at (302) 739-9946, or by email at

Persons wishing to comment on the above application and draft permit may do so either orally or in written form at the public hearing on November 20, 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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