Rhode Island Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rules: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-13

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Handlers: RI Rule 12.030.003-3

Destination facilities: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5F.5

Prohibitions: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5G, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5K, and RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5P

Federal exemptions: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5B, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5C.1, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5C.2, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5D.1, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5D.2, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5H.3, and RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5M.3

Household and conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) waste:

Household hazardous waste: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5E.1

CESQG waste: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5E.2

Commingled waste: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5E.3

Silver-containing photo fixing solutions:

Applicability: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.3

Definitions: RI Rule 12.030.003-3 and RI Rule 12.030.003-13.3A

Management: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5H.2 and RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5M.2

Marking and labeling: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5I.2 and RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5N.2

Used electronics:

Applicability: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.2

Definitions: RI Rule 12.030.003-3 and RI Rule 12.030.003-13.2A

Management: Rhode Island General Laws (RI Gen. Laws) 23-24.10, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.2, RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5H, and RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5M

Marking and labeling: RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5I.1 and RI Rule 12.030.003-13.5N.1

Circuit board recycling operations: RI Rule 12.030.003-11

Regulatory Agency

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Rhode Island has adopted most of the federal regulations for the ...

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