The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 on the Delaware Coastal Zone Act permit application for Grantham Lane Associates, LLC. The hearing with be held at DNREC’s offices, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle.


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 on the Delaware Coastal Zone Act permit application for Grantham Lane Associates, LLC. The hearing with be held at DNREC’s offices, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle.

Grantham Lane Associates, LLC, a subsidiary of Cirillo Bros. Inc., is located at 761 Grantham Lane, New Castle. The company performs construction work that includes the demolition and excavation of existing structures and roadways. The company is seeking a Coastal Zone permit to install a construction debris crusher, which will allow them to recycle debris into useful products.

The expected environmental impacts from the crusher operation include an increase in particulate matter (PM) emitted into the air of 0.07 tons per year. The company’s proposed offset plan includes: the conversion of a heating plant from fuel oil to propane at one of the buildings onsite; a one-time financial contribution of $2500 for a hot water heater replacement at a local school district; planting 200 native species trees onsite; and removing a solid waste stream from Delaware’s solid waste management system that will help extend the life of existing landfills.

The permit application can be inspected at DNREC offices at 89 Kings Highway, Dover; the Air Quality Management Offices, 715 Grantham Lane, New Castle; and at three public libraries: the Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin; Delaware City Library, 250 Fifth St., Delaware City; and the Wilmington Public Library, 10th & Market Street, Wilmington.

For more information, contact Kevin Coyle, principal planner, at 739-9909.

The Delaware Coastal Zone Act Program regulates existing heavy industrial activities, as well as new and existing manufacturing activities in Delaware’s Coastal Zone through a status decision and permit process.

For program information, visit DNREC website, http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Admin/CZA/Pages/CZAHome.aspx