Rhode Island Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Rhode Island General Laws (RI Gen. Laws): 23-23-14, RI Gen. Laws 23-18.10-6, and Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.031.028-6

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Asbestos: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.5-26

Community right to know: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.4-7

Hazardous waste: RI Rule 12.030.003-17.00, RI Gen. Laws 23-18.9-10(a)(3), RI Gen. Laws 23-19.1-17, and RI Gen. Laws 23-19.1-18

Hazardous waste transporters: RI Gen. Laws 23-19.1-18

Hazardous substance transport: RI Gen. Laws 23-24-4 and RI Gen. Laws 23-24-5

Medical waste: RI Gen. Laws 23-19.12-15

Mercury: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.9-16

Pesticides: RI Gen. Laws 23-25-28

Remediation: RI Gen. Laws 23-19.14-16

Solid waste: RI Gen. Laws 23-18.9-10

Storage tanks—Underground storage tanks (USTs): RI Gen. Laws 46-12.1-4


Drinking water: RI Gen. Laws 46-13-16 and RI Gen. Laws 46-14-8

Oil spills: RI Gen. Laws 46-12.5.1-6 and RI Gen. Laws 46-12.5.1-10

Wastewater: RI Gen. Laws 46-12-13 and RI Gen. Laws 46-12-14

Water monitoring: RI Gen. Laws 46-12-26 and RI Gen. Laws 46-12-27

Water pollution from boats: RI Gen. Laws 46-12-40

Wetlands: RI Gen. Laws 46-23-7.1

Workplace safety and health, public sector: RI Gen. Laws 28-20-18

Regulatory Agencies

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM)

Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH)

Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Unit

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) Occupational Safety Unit

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

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