Public Hearing: Plastic Bag Ban and Recycling

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:00 pm


, Delaware

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-R-WH-0025) on proposed revisions to 7 DE Admin. Code 1301 Section 14 “Plastic Carryout Bag Ban and At Store Recycling Program.” Public comment period closed.

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The objectives of revising 7 DE Admin. Code 1301 Section 14 “Plastic Carryout Bag Ban and At Store Recycling Program” is to clarify the State’s plastic bag ban and provide further guidance to stores affected by the bag so they can be in compliance.

The proposed amendments may be inspected online as of October 1, 2020 at or in-person by appointment only by contacting contact Adam Schlachter by phone at 302-739-9403; or by email at

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC virtual public hearings must pre-register at or by contacting Adam Schlachter.

The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Written comments are accepted via email (, using the online comment form ( or via USPS at the address below.

Docket #2020-R-WH-0025

Public Hearing Officer

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

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

Public Hearing Transcript

Hearing Officer’s Report

Secretary’s Order No. 2020-WH-0033 — Approving Final Regulations to Amend Amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1301 Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste – new Section 14, Plastic Carryout Bag Ban and At Store Recycling Program and existing Section 3, Definitions (Effective Date: Dec. 21, 2020)

Related Documents

DNREC Public Notice

Proposed Regulations — 24 DE Reg. 333 (10/01/20) (Prop.)

Virtual Public Workshop Presentation (Sept. 9, 2020)

Delaware Public Meeting Calendar Notice

Proposed DNREC Exhibits

Exhibit 1: The Delaware Register of Regulations, Volume 24, Issue 4 published on October 1, 2020 that identifies the proposed regulations and provides notice of this public hearing

Exhibit 2: Virtual Public Workshop Presentation by DNREC

Exhibit 3: State Public Meeting Calendar Notification

Exhibit 4: DNREC Public Meeting Calendar Notification

Exhibit 5: Affidavit from the State News

Exhibit 6: Affidavit from the News Journal

Exhibit 7: Public Hearing Presentation by DNREC

Exhibit 8: Identified corrections that will be made to the proposed regulations published in the Delaware Register of Regulations, Volume 24, Issue 2

Exhibit 9: Copy of HB130 which changed the Statute

Exhibit 10: Written comments received

Exhibit 11: Link to 7 Del.C. §6099a

Public Comments

Andy Pollack (10/23/20)

Jay Harrison (10/23/20)

Gerard Foley Jr. (10/24/20)

Andrew Brubacker (10/24/20)

Ann Gravatt (10/25/20)

Cheryl Precourt (10/25/20)

Anne Boyle (10/26/20)

Paul Gallagher (10/27/20)

Kathy Doyle (10/27/20)

Tom Demler (10/27/20)

Sara Woodward (10/27/20)

Peter Dietz (10/27/20)

Richard Beatty (10/27/20)

Jacqueline Patterson (10/28/20)

Jim Melville (10/28/20)

Kathy Phelps (10/28/20)

Lee Drendall (10/28/20)

Melissa Brooks (10/29/20)

Susan Lamb (10/29/20)

William E. Graham (10/29/20)

Ryan M. Crowley (11/3/20)

Charles Christensen (11/4/20)

Kelly Longoria (11/4/20)

Deborah Drain (11/5/20)

Julie Miro Wenger, Delaware Food Industry Council and Delaware Association of Chain Drug Stores (11/5/20)

Bryant Cordova (11/5/20)

Emily Knearl, Delaware Nature Society (11/5/20)

Steven Artz (11/5/20)


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