Rhode Island Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 14.120.002-F

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Asbestos abatement: RI Rule 14.120.002

Definitions: RI Rule 14.120.002-A.1

License requirements: RI Rule 14.120.002-B.1

Certification requirements: RI Rule 14.120.002-D.2

Notification requirements: RI Rule 14.120.002-B.2.1

Emergency asbestos projects: RI Rule 14.120.002-A.4.2

Project requirements: RI Rule 14.120.002-A.2.3(b), RI Rule 14.120.002-A.3.1, RI Rule 14.120.002-A.4.1, and RI Rule 14.120.002-C

Recordkeeping requirements: RI Rule 14.120.002-B.2.3, RI Rule 14.120.002-B.2.4, and RI Rule 14.120.002-B.10.3

Disposal of asbestos waste: RI Rule 14.120.002-C.1.3.b

Training: RI Rule 14.120.002-B.3 and RI Rule 14.120.002-D.2

Public sector workplace safety and health: RI Rule 16.050.002 and RI Rule 16.050.003

Regulatory Agencies

Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) Division of Environmental Health Occupational and Radiological Health Division

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Rhode Island does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards for asbestos. The state has adopted by reference the federal workplace safety and health ...


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