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Rhode Island: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

October 2020



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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management proposed to amend the solid waste regulations governing facilities that process construction and demolition debris, solid waste, and organic waste. The amendments would, among other things, allow landfills to reduce air monitoring frequency under certain conditions and allow solar panel systems to be placed on landfill caps as part of a final cover system approved by the Office of Land Revitalization and Sustainable Materials Management without requiring separate wetlands and stormwater permit applications. A hearing will be held October 13, 2020. Comments are due October 25, 2020. See https://rules.sos.ri.gov/promulgations/part/250-140-05-7, https://rules.sos.ri.gov/promulgations/part/250-140-05-1, and https://rules.sos.ri.gov/promulgations/part/250-140-05-2.