Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Rhode Island)

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Place Rhode Island


   

Name Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Rhode Island)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
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/owts12.pdf



Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

The purpose of these rules is to protect public health and the environment by establishing minimum standards for the proper location, design, construction and maintenance of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTSs) used for the treatment and dispersal of wastewater. The rules also provide for the approval of alternative or experimental technologies that may be used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, the OWTSs and components specified herein. The rules define several critical resource areas which are deemed to be particularly sensitive to the detrimental effects of nutrients, pathogenic organisms, organic chemicals and other substances that may be present in wastewater effluent. The areas, which fall under the categories of salt ponds, areas in the Narrow River watershed, and drinking water supply watersheds, are listed in section 38.3 of this document.



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 2008
Date Enacted 2002


Authority 2 ch. 42-17.1
Date Effective 2009



Authority 3 5-56
Date Effective 2010



Authority 4 5-56.1
Date Effective 2011



Authority 5 23-19.5
Date Effective 2012



Authority 6 23-24.3




Authority 7 46-13.2




Authority 8 23-19.5













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