RI Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
This is the backbone of the state's water pollution control strategy, which includes developing & enforcing permit limitations for municipal and industrial wastewaters, storm water, & combined sewer overflows
discharged directly to the waters of the state, as well as industrial wastewaters discharged to municipally-owned treatment facilities. The program currently oversees permit compliance for 29 major discharges, approximately 130 minor discharges, & approximately 250 storm water discharges. The Pretreatment Program provides ongoing oversight of fifteen approved local pretreatment programs. These programs regulate approximately 300 Significant Industrial Users, over half of which are subject to Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards.
Subscribe to the RIPDES Program permit actions Public Notice E-mail List:
The Office of Water Resources (OWR) has created an e-mail list in which one can be added to receive notice of RIPDES permit actions via email. After subscribing you will receive an email with links to all future public notices of draft permit actions and the draft permit(s). You can subscribe by visiting the user-friendly webpage at http://listserve.ri.gov/mailman/listinfo/ripdesnotice. If you have difficulty subscribing or have other questions, email email@example.com.
For more information regarding the E-Mail list only, contact Traci Pena. For additional information regarding specific permit actions, please direct all inquiries to the contact listed on the public notice.
RIPDES Storm Water Program
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RIPDES Individual Permit General Requirements
RIPDES Application Forms
Fee Form for New Dischargers
NEW Electronic Document Submission Rules (Eff. 1/10.12)
Non-Contact Cooling Water
Remediation General Permit
RIPDES Pesticide General Permit and Fact Sheet, 5/22/12