Plans for Wetlands Creation for Delaware Route 1

Regulation Changes
BIG CHANGES Jan. 1, 2014 to the Delaware Stormwater Regulations
what can you do NOW to minimize impacts?

New Castle, DE, November 8, 2013 As a service to our clients, be aware of BIG CHANGES that take effect on Jan. 1, 2014 that may have a significant impact on the success and cost of your future projects. While multiple organizations, including Landmark, worked diligently to minimize the impacts of these regulations, there are items within the new regulations that will require more effort to obtain project approval.

Substantial revisions to the Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations are proposed to address April 2005 recommendations of Governor Minner's Task Force on Surface Water Management. The regulations have been revised to address stormwater volume management, conveyance adequacy, operation and maintenance of stormwater management facilities, and to establish performance standards for sediment and stormwater practices. The new regulations will be in effect on January 1, 2014.

Engineering projects that have been submitted and accepted by the delegated review agencies prior to December 31, 2013 will be reviewed under the current Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations. New Castle County, however, will require a full initial submission by December 16, 2013. If, after completion of their review of this submission by the middle of January 2014, everything is found acceptable, then the project is grandfathered to the current regulations. If not acceptable, then the project must follow the new regulations.

If you are considering moving forward on a project, you may choose to have an Exploratory Plan prepared and submitted by your consultant now to preserve your right to have your project plan reviewed under the current regulations.