Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Storage facility permit rules: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-7 and RI Rule 12.030.003-8.

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Storage facility permit fee: RI Rule 12.030.003-7B.19

Permitted storage facility management rules: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.0.

Container labeling: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A.38

On-site storage rules for generators:

All generators: RI Rule 12.030.003-5.12 to 12.030.003-5.15

Large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs): RI Rule 12.030.003-5.13C, RI Rule 12.030.003-5.13F, RI Rule 12.030.003-5.14B, and RI Rule 12.030.003-5.14C

LQGs: RI Rule 12.030.003-5.13A, RI Rule 12.030.003-5.13B.11, RI Rule 12.030.003-5.13B.12, and RI Rule 12.030.003-5.13C

Conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs): RI Rule 12.030.003-5.15

Federal organic air emissions standards: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.2A.38, 40 CFR 264 Subparts AA, BB, and CC, and 40 CFR 265 Subparts AA, BB, and CC (interim status)

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 national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Rhode Island has adopted the federal hazardous waste storage rules for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and generators and added more stringent rules. The state's more stringent hazardous waste storage rules apply to permits and fees for hazardous waste storage facilities, labeling of containers at storage facilities, and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a storage facility permit.

Administration and enforcement. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental ...

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