Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management UST Management Program
Rhode Island UST Financial Responsibility Fund Review Board (RIUST Review Board)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Rhode Island underground storage tank (UST) program is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state has adopted federal rules, with some additional stricter state requirements, including those for registration and fees; registration requirements for farm or residential tanks less than or equal to 1,100 gallons (gal) containing motor fuels for noncommercial use; registration requirements for tanks used for ...