Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste container requirements: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-2.2B, RI Rule 12.030.003-5.9A, RI Rule 12.030.003-5.12A, RI Rule 12.030.003-5.13F, and RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A.38
Empty container standards: RI Rule 12.030.003-3.0
Federal organic air emissions standards: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A.56; 40 CFR 264 Subparts AA, BB, and CC; and 40 CFR 265 Subparts AA, BB, and CC (interim status)
Requirements for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A.38
Requirements for generators: RI Rule 12.030.003-5.9A, RI Rule 12.030.003-5.12A, and RI Rule 12.030.003-5.13F
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Rhode Island has adopted the federal container rules as well as the federal empty container requirements. The state has additional labeling requirements. The federal air emissions standards for hazardous waste containers are in effect in Rhode Island.
In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with state permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste containers in Rhode ...