Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-2, RI Rule 12.030.003-3, and RI Rule 12.030.003-5

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Definition of waste: RI Rule 12.030.003-3

Hazardous waste determination by generators:

State hazardous wastes: RI Rule 12.030.003-5.3

Testing wastes: RI Rule 12.030.003-5.3

Solid waste exclusions:

Conditional cathode-ray tube (CRT) exclusion: RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2C.27 and RI Rule 12.030.003-5.1C.2

Hazardous secondary materials exclusions: RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2C.20 and RI Rule 12.030.003-5.1C.1

Hazardous waste exclusions:

Household hazardous waste: RI Rule 12.030.003-3 and RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2C.22

Mining wastes: RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2C.22

Solvent-contaminated wipes: RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2C.21, RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2C.22, and RI Rule 12.030.003-5.1C.4

State hazardous wastes: RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2 and RI Rule 12.030.003-3

Regulatory Agency

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 ...

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