Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Office of Emergency Response
DEM Office of Emergency Response
Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA)
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) Division of Occupational Safety
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) Division of Environmental Health Office of Drinking Water Quality
Rhode Island Office of the State Fire Marshal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
| To report an emergency, callNational Response Center: 800-424-8802 (24 hours)DEM: 401-222-1360401-222-3070 (after hours)800-498-1336 (after hours) |
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Rhode Island follows federal regulations that require hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to establish preparedness and prevention and contingency plans. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE to review these rules.
Rhode Island has also implemented its own community right-to-know law that requires facilities to provide chemical identification lists and material safety data sheets to DLT and to employees, or their ...