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Rhode Island Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste:

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Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-8.1A.36 to 12.030.003-8.1A.38

Hazardous waste transfer facilities: RI Rule 12.030.003-6.14

Septage transporters: RI Rule 12.030.003-6.2

Pesticide applicators: RI Rule 12.020.013-21

Solid waste facilities:

Solid waste landfills: RI Rule 12.030.022-2.1.09 and RI Rule 12.030.022 Appendices A, B, C, and D

Construction and demolition (C/D) processing facilities: RI Rule 12.030.027-7.2.08

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Rhode Island UST Financial Responsibility Act, RI Gen. Laws 46-12.9-1 to 46-12.9-12 and regulations at RI Rule 12.030.029-7

Used oil:

Used oil processors/rerefiners: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0, RI Rule 12.030.003-15.8C, RI Rule 12.030.003-15.8D, and RI Rule 12.030.003-15.8V

Used oil transporters: RI Rule 12.030.003-15.8E

Used oil temporary storage facilities: RI Rule 12.030.003-15.7H.3

Regulatory Agency

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Rhode Island follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional rules for solid waste facilities; pesticide applicators; used oil processors and rerefiners; underground storage tank (UST) systems; hazardous waste transfer facilities; hazardous waste and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities; and septage haulers. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for guidance on the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. The DEM is responsible for the administration and ...


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