Rhode Island Training regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Training: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: 250-Rhode Island Code of Regulations (RICR)-120-05

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Competent person/spot repairs: 216-RICR-50-15-1.19

Hazardous waste:

Transporters: 250-RICR-140-10-1.8.9D

Lead hazard abatement: 216-RICR-50-15-3.10, 216-RICR-50-15-3.11.4, 216-RICR-50-15-3.12, 216-RICR-50-15-3.13.3, and 216-RICR-50-15-3.14.3

Pesticides: 250-RICR-40-15-2

Solid waste:

Incinerator and resource recovery facilities: 250-RICR-140-05-4.3.FF

Mixed solid waste composting facilities: 250-RICR-140-05-8.11.II

Landfills: 250-RICR-140-05-2.3.6E.3

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 250-RICR-140-25-1.10(U)


Drinking water system operator certification: 216-RICR-50-05-5

Wastewater treatment facilities (WWTFs): 250-RICR-150-10-5

On-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTSs): 250-RICR-150-10-6.10 to 250-RICR-150-10-6.14

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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