Rhode Island Hazardous Air Pollutants: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP): 40 CFR 61 and 40 CFR 63

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Air toxics: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.031.022

Applicability: RI Rule 12-031-022 22.2

Exemptions: RI Rule 12-031-022 22.2

Construction permits: RI Rule 12.031.022-22.3

Registration: RI Rule 12.031.022-22.4

Operating permits: RI Rule 12.031.022-22.5

Source-specific requirements:

Perchloroethylene emissions from dry-cleaning operations: RI Rule 12-031-023

Lead-based paint: RI Rule 12-031-024

Wood products manufacturing operations: RI Rule 12-031-035

Mercury: RI Rule 12-030-030

Solvent cleaning machines: RI Rule 12-031-036

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 in Rhode Island must comply with the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), including the source-specific NESHAP standards known as the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards. Rhode Island has also developed a state program that establishes maximum allowable concentrations for state-listed air toxics. The state air toxics list includes the federal hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), as well as many additional substances.

Administration and enforcement. The Office of Air Resources of DEM's Bureau of Environmental Protection administers and enforces the HAP and air toxics regulations in Rhode Island.

State Requirements



RI Rule 12-031-022 22.2

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