Water Quality Regulations (Rhode Island)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Rhode Island

Name Water Quality Regulations (Rhode Island)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Primary Website http://www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/regs/water/h2oq10.pdf

Last Review 2014-09-15


The purpose of these regulations is to establish water quality standards for the state's surface waters. These standards are intended to restore, preserve and enhance the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the waters of the state, to maintain existing water uses, and to protect waters from pollutants. The regulations provide criteria for freshwater and saltwater, as well as standards for oxygen dissolved in saltwater, and describe ambient water quality classifications and special resource protection waters.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Angelo Liberti
Department Department of Environmental Management
Division Office of Water Resources
Address 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI, 02908

Phone 401-222-3961
Fax 401-222-3564
Email angelo.liberti@dem.ri.gov
Website http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/water/index.htm

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1 R.I. Gen. Laws of 1956
Date Effective 2010
Date Enacted 2006

Authority 2 ch. 46-12

Authority 3 42-17.1