Rhode Island Wetlands regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Wetlands: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Activities in freshwater wetlands: Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.190.025-1.00 to 12.190.025-16.00

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Programs for activities in coastal wetlands: RI Rule 04.000.010 to 04.000.010-400

Management of dredged material: RI Rule 12.190.032-1.00 to 12.190.032-16.00

Jurisdiction: RI Rule 12.190.025-3.02 and RI Rule 12.190.025-3.03

Freshwater wetlands:

Definitions: RI Rule 12.190.025-4.00

Application types and permits available: RI Rule 12.190.025-5.02

General permit requirements: RI Rule 12.190.025-7.00 to 7.09

Presence of wetlands: RI Rule 12.190.025-8.02

Verification of wetland edges: RI Rule 12.190.025-8.03

Preliminary determinations: RI Rule 12.190.025-9.00 to 9.06

Application to alter a freshwater wetland: RI Rule 12.190.025-10.00 and RI Rule 12.190.025-10.11

Emergency alterations: RI Rule 12.190.025-11.01

Permit renewal: RI Rule 12.190.025-11.02

Permit modification: RI Rule 12.190.025-11.03

Permit transfer: RI Rule 12.190.025-11.04

Exempted activities: RI Rule 12.190.025-6.00

Fee schedule: RI Rule 12.190.025-7.10 and RI Rule 12.190.025-7.11

Coastal wetlands: RI Rule 04.000.010

Variances: RI Rule 04.000.010-120

Coastal wetland mitigation: RI Rule 04.000.010-300.12

Dredging projects: RI Rule 12.190.032-1.00 to 12.190.032-16

Preapplication process: RI Rule 12.190.032-6.00

Application for dredging: RI Rule 12.190.032-8.00

Impact avoidance and minimization: RI Rule 12.190.032 Appendix B

Handling and disposal: RI Rule 12.190.032-9.00 to 12.00

Regulatory Agencies

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

Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New England District Office

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Rhode Island Wetlands Resources

Type Title
Checklists Wetlands Project Planning Checklist
Forms WPA Form 9 - Enforcement Order
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