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DEM Environmental Stakeholder Processes
DEM Environmental Stakeholder Processes The Department of Environmental Management is committed to continuously improving its performance. The Department's goals include effectiveness in protecting environmental quality and public health, as well as efficiency and accountability in the way the Department develops and implements rules and regulations, policies and programs. DEM has and will continue to together affected parties in stakeholder groups to de1ermine how to best achieve these goals. DEM has formed stakeholder groups to review permit- streamlining opportunities. DEM has completed reviews of the Wetlands, ISDS, Air Permitting and Waste Site Remediation programs. In addition DEM has worked with stakeholders to review regulations concerning the hazardous waste transporter fees, used hazardous waste (used oil) and air toxics.
DEM is and has been involved in other kinds of stakeholder groups concerning environmental regulatory and watershed issues along with various kinds of natural resource concerns. In some cases, DEM is the lead agency of the stakeholder group, in other instances DEM is a participant of a larger forum. This website will list some of the major stakeholder groups that either are or have been working on environmental issues that concern the state. This web page consolidates information about the various DEM stakeholder processes. It is being set up to allow the public to learn about the stakeholder opportunities that were or are being used to develop and in some cases implement major environmental initiatives.
Environmental Stakeholder Groups:
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Environmental Equity in Reuse and Cleanup of Contaminated Properties Stakeholder Group
Hazardous Waste Regulations Revisions
RI Litter Task Force
ISDS (Septic Systems)