Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT)
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Like the federal regulations, Rhode Island law provides for the nondisclosure of confidential information contained in submissions to Rhode Island state agencies, with additional state requirements under the state's air, water, waste, and transportation rules. Rhode Island follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) that contains general provisions for trade secret protection related to hazardous chemicals, with additional trade secret substantiation criteria. See the national sections COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW and TRADE SECRETS for more information.
All or part of an environmental audit may be protected under attorney-client privilege laws. The attorney-client privilege applies to the confidential ...