Rhode Island Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.180.001-5.00

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Emergency permits: RI Rule 12.180.001-6.00

Notification requirements: RI Rule 12.180.001-5.02

Generators: RI Rule 12.030.003-5.10

Transporters: RI Rule 12.030.003-6.8C

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): RI Rule 12.030.003-3.0

Medical waste transporters: RI Rule 12.030.017-14.08(e)

Medical waste treatment, destruction, and destination facilities (TDDFs): RI Rule 12.030.017-15.02

Notification requirements: RI Rule 12.030.017-15.02(f)(10)

Oil spills: RI Rule 12.190.027-12.00

Underground storage tanks (USTs): RI Rule 12.030.029-12.00

Regulatory Agencies

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire and police departments

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. Generally, Rhode Island follows the federal requirements for release notification. Transporters, generators, or others responsible for a release are required to notify the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) immediately of any actual or threatened spill that presents a risk of injury to human health or the environment. Responsible parties must also take immediate steps to prevent, contain, or clean the spill or release. Follow-up reports are generally required and must be made on DEM forms. Contact the Department ...


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Rhode Island Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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