Rhode Island TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit rules: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-2.2I, RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2K, and RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0

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Permit application:

Application contents: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.24 to 12.030.003-7.0B.47

Permit conditions: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.48 to 12.030.003-7.0B.61

Permit duration: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.75 to 12.030.003-7.0B.77

Permit renewal and transfer: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.62, RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.76, and RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.77


Permit-by-rule: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.4

Farmers' exemption: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.4

Precious metal recovery exemption: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.5

Elementary neutralization units (ENUs) or wastewater treatment units (WWTUs) exemption: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.8

Facility siting:

Restrictions for hazardous waste landfills and incinerators: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.13

Facility siting agreements: Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Management Facilities Act, General Laws of Rhode Island (RI Gen. Laws) 23-19.7-1 to 23-19.7-15


Permit application and renewal fees: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0B.13 and RI Gen. Laws 23-19.1-14

Regulatory Agency

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Compliance and Inspection Waste Management Program

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 permit rules for facilities, including those for remedial action plans, but has not included the federal standardized permit provisions. The state has added several ...

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