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Public Notice And Public Information Session

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (the Department) invites you to participate in a public informational session regarding the Proposed Volkswagen Environmental Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) for Rhode Island’s $14.3 million allocation of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust.

The Department along with Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and Office of Energy Resources (OER) will conduct the informational session. The informational session will be held at the following time and location:

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Place: Rhode Island College, Providence - Gaige Hall, Room 200

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Notice of Preliminary Fee Determination

Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 28 "Operating Permit Fees", Section 28.4.4 provides that beginning September 1, 1996, sources subject to the operating permit program must pay an annual emissions fee. The Office has made a preliminary determination for the fixed fee and dollar per ton fee to be used for the state fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

The Office of Air Resources (OAR) is responsible for the preservation, protection and improvement of air quality in Rhode Island. This is accomplished, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by regulating the emission of air pollutants from stationary and mobile emission sources.

The purpose of the Air Resources program is to carry out the policy of the State as declared in Rhode Island General Law § 23-23-2, that is:
“…to preserve, protect, and improve the air resources of the state to promote the public health, welfare, and safety, to prevent injury or detriment to human, plant, and animal life, physical property and other resources, and to foster the comfort and convenience of the state's inhabitants.


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Laurie Grandchamp, Chief
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Providence, RI 02908-5767
Phone: (401) 222-2808
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