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DEM's Regulatory Agendas for 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


Rev. 7/25/2016

Proposed Regulations
Administrative Adjudication
Air Pollution
Air Pollution


Coastal Resources
Compliance and Inspection
Hunting & Fishing
Hunting and Fishing
Law Enforcement
Legal Services
Parks & Recreation
Planning & Development
Waste Management
Waste Management

Hazardous, Medical and Dredging Waste

Site Remediation Regulations

Underground Storage Tank Regulations

Solid Waste Regulations:

Water Resources
Water Resources




Wetland Regulation History:



Water/Groundwater Quality


Well Drillers


Rules and Regulations for Water Supply Management Planning- click here to go to the State of Rhode Island Water Resources Board Website