Program Overview

The Delaware Nutrient Management Program was established in June 1999 as a result of the Delaware Nutrient Management Law. The Delaware Nutrient Management Commission (DNMC members) was established to direct the program and develop regulations pertaining to nutrient management, waste management for Animal Feeding Operations (AFO's) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's).

To manage those activities involving the generation and application of nutrients in order to help maintain and improve the quality of Delaware's ground and surface waters and to help meet or exceed federally mandated water quality standards, in the interest of the overall public welfare.

The Nutrient Management Section provides the following services: