Rhode Island Emergency Planning and Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Preparedness and prevention plans: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-2.2B

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Contingency plans: RI Rule 12.030.003-3.0

Hazardous Substance Community Right-to-Know Act, General Laws of Rhode Island (RI Gen. Laws) 23-24.4-1 to 23-24.4-9

Hazardous material releases: RI Rule 12.180.001-6.00

Public water supplies: RI Gen. Laws 46-15.3-5.1

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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