Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Permit and operational rules for permitted hazardous waste disposal facilities: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-2.2H, RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2J, RI Rule12.030.003-7, and RI Rule 12.030.003-8

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Hazardous waste land disposal facility requirements: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A

Hazardous waste incineration rules: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A and RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A.60

Hazardous waste landfill rules: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A and RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A.44 to 12.030.003-8.2A.57

Land disposal restrictions: RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2B and 40 CFR 268

Mercury disposal ban: RI Rule 12.030.030-10

Hazardous waste collection centers:

Paint collection centers: Rhode Island General Laws (RI Gen. Laws) 23-24.12, RI Rule 12.030.003-3, and RI Rule 12.030.003-10.2

Community collection centers: RI Rule 12.030.003-3 and RI Rule 12.030.003-10.1

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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