Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Rhode Island has adopted the federal hazardous waste disposal rules for facilities and added several more stringent rules. The state's more stringent hazardous waste disposal rules apply to permits and hazardous waste landfills. In addition, Rhode Island has created and authorized two types of hazardous waste collection centers to accept hazardous waste from conditionally ...