Rhode Island Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste:

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Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 8.1A.34 to 12.030.003-8.1A.36

Hazardous waste transfer facilities: RI Rule 12.030.003-9

Septage transporters: RI Rule 12.030.003-6.3C

Pesticide applicators: RI Rule 12.020.013-21

Solid waste facilities:

Solid waste landfills: RI Rule 12.030.022-2.1.09 and RI Rule 12.030.022 Appendices A, B, C, and D

Construction and demolition (C/D) processing facilities: RI Rule 12.030.027-7.2.08

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Rhode Island UST Financial Responsibility Act, RI Gen. Laws 46-12.9-1 to 46-12.9-12 and regulations at RI Rule 12.030.029-7

Used oil:

Used oil processors/rerefiners: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0, RI Rule 12.030.003-15.8C, RI Rule 12.030.003-15.8D, and RI Rule 12.030.003-15.8V

Used oil transporters: RI Rule 12.030.003-6 and RI Rule 12.030.003-15.7E

Used oil temporary storage facilities: RI Rule 12.030.003-15.7H.3

Regulatory Agency

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Rhode Island follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional rules for solid waste facilities; pesticide applicators; used oil processors and rerefiners; underground storage tank (UST) systems; hazardous waste transfer facilities; hazardous waste and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities; and septage haulers. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for guidance on the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. The DEM is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's financial responsibility ...

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