Rhode Island Environmental Impact Statement: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State revolving fund (SRF): Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.190.020-5.00, RI Rule 12.190.020-7.00, and RI Rule 12.190.020 Appendix 1

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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM)

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Rules. Rhode Island requires an EIS for all projects that may have a significant impact on the environment subject to review under DEM's various permitting and other regulatory programs. Projects funded under the SRF must meet specific environmental review requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEM administers and enforces EIS requirements in Rhode Island.

State EIS Requirements


RI Rule 12.190.020-5.00, RI Rule 12.190.020-7.00, And RI Rule 12.190.020 Appendix 1

All Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 212 funded by the SRF Program must have the environmental impacts of project alternatives analyzed and evaluated as part of facilities planning or reaffirmation of the environmental review of an existing Wastewater Facilities Plan (WWFP). All Section 212 projects will include an EA, and if significant impacts on the environment are identified at any point in the planning process, an EIS must be prepared. DEM will prepare any finding of no significant impact (FONSI) or Record of Decision (ROD) that is required. DEM can issue Certificates of Approval only for Section 212 design and construction projects identified in a DEM-approved WWFP and its associated environmental review. Review for Section 212 follows the State Environmental Review Process (SERP).

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