Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Rhode Island adopts by reference the federal rules for exporting and importing of hazardous waste. For additional information, see the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTES and state section MANIFESTS.
Rhode Island follows the federal rules for the import and export of chemicals. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. For additional information, see the related state section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the rules governing the export and import of hazardous wastes in Rhode Island. Certain portions of the federal program cannot be delegated to the states because of the federal role in foreign policy matters, including import/export functions.