Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board

The Delaware Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board hears appeals of decisions made by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) under the Delaware Coastal Zone Act.

Contact Us

Administrative Contact
Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Zach Naylor
Deputy Attorney General
Delaware Department of Justice

Richard A. Legatski

Robert L. Baker
Jeffrey Draper
William Jester
Pamela Meitner
Karen Peterson
Jordan Schulties
Robert Wheatley
Jamie Whitehouse

The Board has the authority to affirm, reverse, or modify Coastal Zone Act decisions made by the Secretary.

The Industrial Control Board was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1971 (7 Del. Code, §7006). It has nine voting members, including five appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate, as well as the Director of the Division of Small Business and Tourism and the chairs of the planning commissions of each county. The chair serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The other appointed members serve five-year terms. The Board is designed to be geographically and politically diverse.

Meetings of the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

Filing An Appeal

Persons who are “aggrieved by a final decision of the Secretary” made under the Coastal Zone Act may appeal to the Board. A Notice of Appeal must be filed within fourteen days of the announcement of a Secretary’s decision.

The notice of appeal must be made in writing and mailed to the Industrial Control Board care of the Office of the Secretary of DNREC at the address listed here. There is a $100 deposit required to cover appeal costs.

The full appeal process is found in Section 16 of the Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone (7 DE Admin. Code 101).

Decisions of the Industrial Control Board may be appealed to Delaware Superior Court.


CZ-2021-01 – Jeanette Swain and Collins Park Civic Association (Oct. 8, 2021)

CZ 2017-01 – Delaware Audubon and League of Women Voters (March 15, 2017)

CZ-2013-01 – Sierra Club and DE Audubon (Aug. 13, 2013)

CZ-2012-01 – Nichols, John A (July 13, 2012)

CZ 2010-01-02-03 – Sierra Club, et al (Oct. 17, 2010)

CZ 2006-01 – Vane Line Bunkering Inc. (Dec. 1, 2006)

CZ 2005-01 – Crown Landing LLC (Feb. 3, 2005)

CZ 2003-04 – Delaware Terminal Company (Feb. 12, 2004)

CZ 2003-02-03 – E.I DuPont Nemours and Company (Oct. 24, 2003)

CZ 2003-01 – Common Cause of DE, et al (Oct. 17, 2003)

CZ 2003-01 – Common Cause of DE, et al (Jan. 8, 2003)

CZ 1995-01 – Delaware Audubon Society (July 28, 1995)

260SD – Texaco Refining and Marketing Company (July 9, 1992)

259 – Occidental Chemical (April 6, 1992)

Zencey, Charles, et al (Oct. 22, 1991)

253D – Delaware Terminal Company (Sept. 6, 1991)

217SD – Delaware Audubon Society (July 22, 1988)

221P – Kreshtool, Jacob, et al (July 22, 1988)

192 – Fischer Enterprises, Inc. (Oct. 28, 1986)

176 – New Castle County Council, et al (April 11, 1986)

165 – JM Manufacturing Company (Nov. 29, 1985)

127 – Dunn Development and Pilot Point Association (Nov. 18, 1981)

123 – Watch Our Waterways, et al (Jan. 27, 1981)

Delmarva Power and Light (July 3, 1974)

Degussa Delaware, Inc. (Nov. 12, 1973)