Rhode Island Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Wastewater: RI Rule 12.190.003-1 to 12.190.003-62

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Effluent limitations: RI Rule 12.190.003-15.01 to 12.190.003-17.12

Stormwater: RI Rule 12.190.003-31

Pretreatment: RI Rule 12.190.002 and RI Rule 12.190.004

Thermal discharges: RI Rule 12.190.003-33

Agricultural waste: RI Rule 12.190.003-27

Wastewater treatment operators: RI Rule 12.190.007

Drinking water: RI Rule 14.180.003-1 to 14.180.003-21

Groundwater: RI Rule 12.190.028

Underground injection wells: RI Rule 12.190.015

Oil spills: RI Rule 12.190.027 and RI Rule 04.000.007

Spill prevention: RI Rule 12.190.027-14

Wetlands: RI Rule 04.000.010 and RI Rule 12.190.025

Regulatory Agencies

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Water Resources

Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC)

Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC)

Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) Division of Environmental Health Office of Drinking Water Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Rhode Island has developed a water pollution permitting scheme that follows the federal regulations. However, Rhode Island is more stringent, as it protects both surface and groundwater.

The state is authorized by EPA to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for wastewater discharges, including general permitting authority for stormwater discharges, known in Rhode Island as the Rhode Island Pollution Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES).

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