SB 249

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 23, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 23, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 25, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Aug 06, 2020

An Act To Amend Title 7 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Clean Air Act Title V Operating Permit Program.


This Act extends the Clean Air Act Title V Operating Permit Program annual fees for facilities in Delaware, which have historically expired and been reauthorized by the General Assembly every three years. Existing statutory authorization to collect fees sunsets December 31, 2020. This legislation updates the fee assessments based on the work of the Title V Operating Permit Program Advisory Committee and makes additional clarifying updates to the fee provisions. For 2021-2023, the total fee will be comprised of a base fee, user fee, and a program fee. Base fees are based on the number of staff hours spent on the source’s permitting, compliance, and enforcement activities, while the user fee is based on the source’s air emissions. The program fee will be assessed based on the total base and user fees. A fee credit implemented to reduce a prior fund balance is allowed to sunset as scheduled. This Act authorizes the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to collect Title V annual fees for calendar years 2021 through 2023 at which point the authority sunsets and would need to be reauthorized.

Bill Sponsors (2)


Jun 25, 2020

Jun 23, 2020


Aug 06, 2020

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 25, 2020


Suspension of Rules in House


Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 NO

Jun 23, 2020


Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Natural Resources


Suspension of Rules in Senate


Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Jun 22, 2020


Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate

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