Revised Sediment and Stormwater Regulatory Guidance Documents

Division of Watershed Stewardship

Published: Dec. 1, 2022
Comments Due: Dec. 16, 2022
Documents for Review
Draft Updates

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Watershed Stewardship Sediment and Stormwater Program has released revised regulatory guidance documents for public review. The documents support Regulation No. 5101 Sediment and Stormwater Regulations, as set forth at 7 Del.C. §4006(h) and (i).

The following sections of the Delaware Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook have been revised:

  • 3.1.4 Temporary Sediment Basin
  • 3.4.3 Vegetative Stabilization
  • 3.4.5 Mulching
  • 3.6.1 Pollution Prevention
  • 3.6.4 Fueling & Spill Control
  • Appx. A-3 Geotextile Application Guide

The DNREC Sediment and Stormwater Program hereby provides notice of the revised regulatory guidance documents, pursuant to 7 Del.C. §4006(i), which incorporates the provisions of 7 Del.C. §6004. A public hearing will NOT be held unless the Secretary receives a meritorious request for a hearing within 15 days of date of this notice, ending December 16, 2022. A request for a public hearing shall be in writing and show familiarity with the regulatory guidance document and provide a reasoned statement of the regulatory guidance document’s probable impact.

The proposed revisions may be reviewed under the Regulatory Guidance Documents heading at the following link:

Questions regarding the revised regulatory guidance document may be directed to Elaine Webb,