Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management
DEM Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Air Resources
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Rhode Island, the installation and operation of various boilers and industrial furnaces typically require an air quality construction and operation permit, which identifies the applicable requirements. Applicable sources must comply with the federal new source performance standards (NSPS) for industrial/commercial/institutional boilers, the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters, and the NESHAP for industrial, commercial, and institutional boiler area sources. In addition, the state has established ...