Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank requirements: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-8.1A and RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2G (interim status)

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Federal organic air emissions standards: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.60; 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 Compliance and Inspection Waste Management Program

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 rules for hazardous waste tanks. The federal air emissions standards for hazardous waste tanks are in effect in Rhode Island. In addition, owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use tanks for hazardous waste storage or treatment must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. DEM's Office of Compliance and Inspection administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste tanks in Rhode Island. EPA's Region 1 office administers and enforces the federal organic air emissions standards in the state.


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal