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 by reference the federal lists of hazardous wastes. The federal lists are reviewed in the national section LISTED WASTES. In addition to the hazardous wastes listed under the federal rules, Rhode Island identifies additional hazardous wastes as Rhode Island Wastes. For more information on these Rhode Island hazardous wastes and their waste codes, see the state section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION).
• Administration and enforcement. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) administers and enforces the listed hazardous waste requirements in Rhode Island.