Rhode Island Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid (nonhazardous) waste management: Rhode Island Recycling Act, Rhode Island General Laws (RI Gen. Laws) 23-18.8-1 to 23-18.8-5; Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Act, RI Gen. Laws 23-19-1 to 23-19-41; and Narragansett Bay Commission Act, RI Gen. Laws 46-25-1 to 46-25-69

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Sludge transporters:

Definitions: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.190.008-5

Applicability: RI Rule 12.190.008-14

Application: RI Rule 12.190.008(D)

Vehicles and containers: RI Rule 12.190.008-14(A)

Recordkeeping and reports: RI Rule 12.190.008-14(B) and RI Rule 12.190.008-14(C)

Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) District requirements: Code of Rhode Island Rules (CRIR) 96-070-004, Section 14.1 to Section 14.7

Regulatory Agencies

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Water Resources

DEM Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC)

Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC)

Local governments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has no state rules for the transportation of solid waste. See the national section SOLID WASTE TRANSPORTERS for general guidance. However, the DEM has regulations for the transportation of solid waste sludge, and the Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) has requirements for the transportation of sewage sludge within the Narragansett Bay Commission District.

Administration and enforcement. Although the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) is authorized to ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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