Rhode Island Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive emissions: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.031.005

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Visible emissions: RI Rule 12.031.001

Odor: RI Rule 12.031.017

Regulatory Agency

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Air Resources

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Applicable sources must comply with the federal new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, Rhode Island has developed standards for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, and odor.

Administration and enforcement. DEM's Office of Air Resources administers and enforces the state's fugitive emissions regulations.

State Requirements


RI Rule 12.031.005

Fugitive dust must not travel beyond the property line of the emission source without precautions being taken to prevent the particulate matter from becoming airborne. Such precautions will be determined by DEM and will be in accordance with good industrial practice and reasonable fugitive dust prevention measures. Examples of sources to which this standard applies include:

  • The demolition, construction, or renovation of buildings, bridges, or other structures
  • Material stockpiles, including solid waste management facilities, and earth-moving activities, including the clearing of land
  • Materials-handling operations
  • Exterior surface preparation/resurfacing operations conducted on buildings, ...

>> Read more about Fugitive Emissions

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

Rhode Island Fugitive Emissions Resources

Fugitive Emissions Products

Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!