The regulations are available for viewing or downloading in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Dates shown in (parentheses) should be the latest effective date of the regulations, reflecting any amendments.

Although every effort has been made to ensure that there are no discrepancies, the official electronic versions of the Department's regulations are available on the Secretary of State's website, pursuant to RIGL §§ 42-35-4.1. There are various search options on this page. You can also sign up for e-mail notification of pending and final regulatory actions by going to

Department of Environmental Management Rulemaking Agenda

Guidance Document Index

Previous Regulatory Agendas: 2018, Mid-Year 2017, 2017, Mid-Year 2016, 2016, Mid-Year 2015, 2015, Mid-Year 2014, 2014, Mid-Year 2013, 2013, Mid-Year 2012, 2012, Mid-Year 2011, 2011, Mid-Year 2010, 2010, Mid-Year 2009, 2009, 2008 Update, 2008, 2007 Update, 2007, 2006 Update, 2006, 2005 Update, 2005, 2004 Update, 2004, 2003 Update, 2003, 2002, 2001 and 2000


Visit the Secretary of State's website for repealed, superseded or expired versions of regulations

Emergency Regulations
Proposed Regulations
Administrative Adjudication
Marketing and Food Safety
Animal Health
Nursery and Plant Health
Mosquito Abatement
Air Pollution
Air Pollution Control
Coastal Resources
Compliance and Inspection
Hunting & Fishing
Law Enforcement
Legal Services
Parks & Recreation
Planning & Development
Land Revitalization & Sustainable Materials Management

Solid Waste


Hazardous Waste


Medical Waste


Recycling & Special Waste


Oil & Underground Tanks


Site Remediation

Resilience & Climate Change
Water Resources

Water Quality


Wastewater & Storm Water




Financial Assistance


Septic/Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS)






For Rules and Regulations for Water Supply Management Planning visit the State of Rhode Island Water Resources Board Website