Regulatory News

RIDEM has issued a Public Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a Direct Final Amendment to the Regulations for the Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. The purpose of these regulations is to restore, preserve, and enhance the quality of the surface waters and to protect the waters from discharges of pollutants so that the waters shall be available for all beneficial uses and thus protect the public health, welfare and the environment.

More information on the Direct Final Amendment can be found at this LINK.

If no formal objection is received on or before October 7, 2018, RIDEM will file the Amendment without opportunity for public comment..

Objections should be addressed to:

Joseph Haberek

Department of Environmental Management

Office of Water Resources

235 Promenade Street

Providence, RI 02908