Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfield Development Agreement for the Paulsen Property Site, 394 West Front Street, Laurel, Delaware (DE-1712)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
Start Date: January 15, 2020
End Date: February 5, 2020

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 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:

The public comment period begins on Thursday, January 16, 2020 and will close at the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Please submit written comments to the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Mariya Chiger 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 accessing the DNREC-RS’ 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 Manager, Mariya Chiger at (302) 395-2600 or

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