Public Hearing: FujiFilm Imaging Colorants Coastal Zone Act Permit Modification

Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
6:00 pm

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, Delaware

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2023-P-CCE-0010) on a request from FujiFilm Imaging Colorants, Inc., for a major modification to a standard Coastal Zone Act permit. Public comment period closed.

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Public Hearing Officer

Lisa Vest
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

The DNREC Coastal Zone Act Program has received a major modification application from FujiFilm Imaging Colorants, Inc. (“FujiFilm”) regarding their existing standard coastal zone permit (CZA-441P). The modification application (CZA-441M-1) has been considered administratively complete and sufficient to proceed to public hearing.

FujiFilm is proposing to modify existing permit CZA-441P, which authorizes the manufacturing of 110 tons per year (TPY) of high-performance aqueous pigment dispersions for ink jet printer ink. The proposed modification would introduce additional equipment and a new boiler building to the site and utilize the processes described and permitted under CZA-441P to create the same products, thereby increasing the production capacity to 220 TPY.

FujiFilm formally withdrew a previous application for a major modification to their existing standard coastal zone permit prior to a scheduled public hearing (Docket #2023-P-CCE-0010) on December 14, 2022. As a result, no hearing was held and no final permitting decision was rendered by DNREC on that application. FujiFilm is pursuing those same modifications in the present application.

For more information, contact Erin Wilson at or by telephone at 302-739-9283.

The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on May 18, 2023. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to, using the online form at, or by U.S. mail to the address listed on this page.

Transcript, Hearing Officer’s Report and Secretary’s Order

Public Hearing Transcript

Hearing Officer’s Report
– Appendix A: Secretary’s Assessment Report (04/03/2023)
– Appendix B: Technical Response Memo (06/12/2023)
– Appendix C: Draft CZA-441M-1
– Appendix D: Draft CZA Program Decision Letter

Secretary’s Order No. 2023-CZ-0016 — Approving the application of FujiFilm Imaging Colorants, Inc., for a Major Modification of existing Standard Coastal Zone Permit CZA-441P, to increase production capacity from 110 Tons Per Year to 220 Tons Per Year at their facility located at 233 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Delaware. (Effective Date: June 30, 2023)

Permit CZA-441M-1

DNREC Exhibits

Exhibit 1: CZA Major Modification Application, dated and received February 9, 2023

Exhibit 2: Request for Confidentiality, dated April 15, 2021 and approved April 28, 2021 (granted for original permit and applicable to modification request)

Exhibit 3: Secretary’s Assessment Report, signed April 3, 2023

Exhibit 4: The News Journal public notice affidavit, dated April 12, 2023

Exhibit 5: Delaware State News public notice affidavit, dated April 12, 2023

Exhibit 6: DNREC website public notice on April 12, 2023

Exhibit 7: DNREC website Spanish public notice on April 12, 2023

Exhibit 8: DNREC public hearing webpage on April 12, 2023 (this page)

Exhibit 9: Copy of public notice as emailed to the list of interested parties for Coastal Zone issues, dated April 12, 2023

Exhibit 10: Delaware Public Meeting Calendar notice on April 19, 2023

Exhibit 11: DNREC hearing presentation on May 3, 2023

Applicant Exhibits

FujiFilm Maxwell Project Public Hearing Presentation

Public Comments

Nancy Wahler (April 23, 2023)

Sandra Smithers (May 3, 2023)

Dora Williams (May 17, 2023)

Emily (May 17, 2023)

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