Rhode Island Closure/Post-Closure Plans regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Closure and post-closure requirements: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-8.1A and RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2G (interim status)

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Financial mechanisms:

Trust funds: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.36 and RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.37

Coverage of multiple facilities: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.38

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Rhode Island adopts by reference the federal closure and post-closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and adds some additional requirements in connection with financial mechanisms covering more than one facility and trust funds.

In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Rhode Island follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, hazardous waste landfills, land treatment units, and surface impoundments.

Administration and enforcement. DEM's Office of Compliance and Inspection administers and enforces the closure and post-closure rules in Rhode Island.

State Requirements


Trust Funds

RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.36 and RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.37

As under the federal rules, the Rhode Island regulations consider a trust fund to be an acceptable financial mechanism to establish ...

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Rhode Island Closure/Post-Closure Plans Resources

Type Title
Forms Waste Pile/Surface Impoundment Closrue Plan Review Form
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