Rhode Island Security regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Security: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste:

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Composting facilities and solid waste management facilities: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.021-1.7.02, RI Rule 12.030.024-4.3.04, and RI Rule 12.030.028-8.2.8

Solid waste landfills: RI Rule 12.030.022-2.1.00

Waste tire storage and recycling facilities: RI Rule 12.030.025-5.2.08


Drinking water: RI Rule 14.180.003-9.0

Wastewater: RI Rule 12.190.006-5.0

Regulatory Agencies

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Compliance and Inspection Waste Management Program

DEM Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Water Resources

Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) Division of Environmental Health Center for Drinking Water Quality

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Rhode Island's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the state's accidental release prevention program. See the state section RISK MANAGEMENT and the national section SECURITY for more information.

Rhode Island's rules for the security of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) follow the federal requirements in connection with facility security during the life of the TSDF and during a disposal facility's post-closure care period. Similar to the federal rules for municipal solid waste landfills, the owners and operators of a solid waste management facility in Rhode Island must avoid unauthorized access and must maintain a fence around the facility to limit unauthorized access with gates at the facility's entrance that are locked when the facility is unsupervised. ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements