Rhode Island TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management law and rules: Rhode Island Hazardous Waste Management Act, Rhode Island General Laws (RI Gen. Laws) 23-19.1-1 to 23-19.1-36, Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-2.2B, RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0, and RI Rule 12.030.003-8.0

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Organic air emissions standards: 40 CFR 264 Subparts AA, BB, and CC; 40 CFR 265 Subparts AA, BB, and CC (interim status)

TSDF permit rules: RI Rule 12.030.003-7.0

Facility operation and maintenance: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.13

Manifests: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.24 to 12.030.003-8.1A.27

Operating record: RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1A.28

Inspections: RI Gen. Laws 23-19.1-12

Financial responsibility: RI Rule 12.030.003-2.2(G)(2) and RI Rule 12.030.003-8.1(A)(38)

Regulatory Agencies

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management Waste Facilities 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's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some stricter state requirements. The state's more stringent rules cover permit rules, notification to generators, facility operation and maintenance, manifests, reports and records, containers and landfills, state wastes, and financial responsibility.

In addition, the federal air emissions standards are in effect in Rhode Island.

Administration and enforcement. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's ...

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