Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfield Development Agreement for the 532-540 Old Barksdale Road Site, Newark (DE-1747)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: Dec. 27, 2020
Comments Due: Jan. 18, 2021

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 Old Barksdale Road Associates, LLC regarding the 532-540 Old Barksdale Road Site (Site), located at 532-540 Old Barksdale Road Newark, Delaware. Identified by New Castle County as tax parcel numbers 18-025.00-134, 18-025.00-135 and 18-025.00-347, 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 Monday, December 28, 2020 and will end at the close of business on Monday, January 18, 2021. Please submit written comments to the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Caleb Melvin at DNREC-RS, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720. A copy of the BDA is available by accessing the DNREC-RS’ site files database at

Learn more about this Site and other Certified Brownfield sites by accessing the web page at or by contacting the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Caleb Melvin at (302) 395-2600 or