Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Air Resources
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Rhode Island is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Rhode Island requires that all sources obtain either a minor source or major source construction permit before the construction, installation, or modification of any stationary source, unless the source is specifically exempted. Minor sources must comply with the state's minor source permitting requirements. Major sources must comply with Rhode Island's ...