Rules and Regulations for Dredging and the Management of Dredged Material (Rhode Island)

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Place Rhode Island


   

Name Rules and Regulations for Dredging and the Management of Dredged Material (Rhode Island)

Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
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/dred0910.pdf



Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

These regulations apply to dredging conducted in a marine environment. The regulations aim to ensure that dredging does not unduly impact groundwater and surface water quality while streamlining the permitting process. The regulations address both the dredging process and the dredged material, encouraging the beneficial use of this material for brownfields redevelopment, beach nourishment, landscaping, habitat restoration and/or creation, construction projects, landfill cover and other useful purposes. The regulations list sites suitable for beneficial use and/or disposal of dredged material, and establish criteria for identifying other suitable sites.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Alicia Good
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 alicia.good@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 Marine Infrastructure Maintenance Act of 1996

Date Enacted 2010


Authority 2 Marine Waterways and Boating Facilities Act of 2001




Authority 3 R.I. Gen. Laws of 1956




Authority 4 ch. 46-6.1

















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