Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Rhode Island follows the federal rules that require hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) to file biennial reports on their waste activity. Hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs) must prepare and submit a biennial report (on appropriate forms provided by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM)) if requested to do so by the DEM.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEM's Office of Waste Management administers and enforces the biennial report requirements for hazardous waste LQGs, SQGs, and TSDFs in Rhode Island.