Rhode Island Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste imports and exports: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations 12.030.003-5.3

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Mercury ban: Mercury Reduction and Education Act, Rhode Island General Laws (RI Gen. Laws) 23-24.9

Notification: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.9-5

Mercury fever thermometers: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.9-6

Chemical mercury: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.9-6

Button cell batteries: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.9-6

Mercury phase-out: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.9-7

Labeling: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.9-8

Penalties: RI Gen. Laws 23-24.9-16

Phosphorus ban: RI Gen. Laws 46-29-1 to 46-29-6

Penalties: RI Gen. Laws 46-29-3

Regulatory Agencies

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

Rhode Island State Police

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 follows the federal requirements for importing and exporting chemicals. Rhode Island has no additional requirements. See the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS.

Rhode Island adopts the federal hazardous materials regulations. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

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