Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Office of Waste Management
Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH)
Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities (Board) DOH
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Under air regulations, Rhode Island has adopted training requirements that are stricter than federal requirements for wood products manufacturing and organic solvent cleaning. The state also has stricter requirements for certain asbestos personnel, drinking water system operator certification, hazardous waste transporters, lead hazard abatement personnel, pesticide applicators, solid waste composting personnel, printed circuit board recyclers, solid waste incinerator and resource recovery facilities, landfill personnel, wastewater treatment ...