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State Resources

Rhode Island
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Rhode Island follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Rhode Island specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEM Office of Air Resources

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association RI specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Enforcement – DEM Office of Compliance and Inspection

Electronic Waste​ - DEM page on E-waste and Disposal Ban

Hazardous and Universal Waste – DEM hazardous waste program page

OCTA – Office of Customer and Technical Assistance, lends environmental assistance

Pharmaceuticals – DEM pharmaceutical and personal care product rules

USTs – DEM requirements for underground storage tanks

Water  – DEM Water Resources page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The CRC Tools page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.