Last week we told you that DNREC issued “interim emergency sediment and stormwater regulations” which basically embodied their new regulations while their appeal is processed in the Courts. The other side involved in this lawsuit believes this is not valid and the regulations should revert to the previous regulations. They further believe that DNREC has essentially and illegally taken the law into their own hands.
We learned this morning there will be a Superior Court hearing in Georgetown next Tuesday about this case. You should attend. Regardless of how you feel, the outcome will shape the next step of our stormwater regulations. As we previously stated, our membership needs clarity and certainty on the rules of the required regulations and being able to continue to obtain permits, to create and build new homes for homebuyers, and continue to create the economic growth generated by the production of new homes. The clear resolution of this matter is critically important to our collective livelihood.
This Superior Court hearing will be held Tuesday, October 27th at 2pm, at the Courthouse in Georgetown, address 1 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. While this is a legal proceeding and there will be no opportunity to speak, it will give you the latest status of the matter and demonstrate to the Court system how important this is to the housing industry.