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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 adopts by reference the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, with the exception of several federal exemptions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste. Several of the exemptions from the definitions of solid or hazardous waste are made more stringent by additional state requirements. The state's rules also are more stringent because Rhode Island has additional requirements for hazardous waste determination by generators and regulates certain wastes as hazardous, in addition to those regulated under the federal Resource Conservation ...