Public Meeting and Public Hearing: NaturaLawn of America Distribution and Marketing Permit

Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00 pm

DNREC Auditorium
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware

The DNREC Surface Water Discharges Section will conduct a public meeting and a public hearing (Docket #2019-P-W-0025) on NaturaLawn of America’s application for a distribution and marketing permit. (Public Comment Period Closed)

NaturaLawn of America has applied for a distribution and marketing permit, for the distribution and marketing of Class A/Exceptional Quality biosolids fertilizer products throughout the State of Delaware.

A public meeting will be held on this application on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM in the auditorium of the DNREC Richardson and Robins building, in Dover. A public hearing on the application will be held immediately following the public meeting. For additional information on this matter, and to review this application, 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 this application may do so either orally or in written form at the public hearing on November 13, 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 at the address below.

Docket #2019-P-W-0025

Public Hearing Officer

Theresa Newman
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Public Hearing Materials

Public Notice (10/20/19)

Transcript, Hearing Officer’s Report and Order

Public Hearing Transcript

Hearing Officer’s Report

Secretary’s Order No: 2020-W-0009

DNREC Public Hearing Exhibits

Exhibit 1 – Permit Application and Project Development Report (PDR) for a Distribution and Marketing Permit for utilization of EQ biosolids in Delaware

NaturaLawn Permit Application

Project Development Report
(Table of Contents, with links to report sections)

Supplemental Project Development Report Information
Pace Analytical Detection & Reporting Limits
License and Permit Bond
– June 2019 Biosolids Data – Part 1 and Part 2

August 2019 Revised Project Development Report (PDR) Information
PDR and Request for Permit
A & L Great Lakes Laboratories Nutrients Analysis 2018 & 2019
Pace Analytical Monthly Lab Analysis January – December 2018 and January – June 2019

DRAFT NaturaLawn Distribution & Marketing Permit

(Note: Some application materials may fail to open in some web browsers. If they do not, they can be downloaded and opened using a PDF viewer.)

Exhibit 2 – August 18, 2019 Legal Notices for NaturaLawn’s Request for a Distribution and Marketing Permit

Exhibit 3 – Part III, B. of the Guidance and Regulations Governing the Land Treatment of Wastes – Land Treatment of Sludges and Sludge Products

Exhibit 4 – August 25, 2019 Request for a Public Hearing on NaturaLawn’s Permit Application, from Ms. Maria Payan

Exhibit 5 – October 20, 2019 Public Hearing Legal Notice in the News Journal, in the Delaware State News, and on the DNREC Website

Exhibit 6 – DNREC State Calendar Posting of the 2019 NaturaLawn Hearing Notice

Exhibit 7 – October 21, 2019 Notification Email to Ms. Maria Payan of November 13, 2019 Public Hearing

Exhibit 8 – Copies of the Department’s PowerPoint Presentations (public meeting and public hearing) on NaturaLawn’s permit application

Exhibit 9 – Comments received on NaturaLawn’s permit application and project development report submitted by Ms. Maria, Payan, Christopher Grobbel, and The League of Women Voters

Public Hearing Comments

Maria Payan Exhibit 1


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