Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...