Rules and Regulations for Dredging and the Management of Dredged Material (Rhode Island)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management|
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.
|Contact Name||Alicia Good|
|Department||Department of Environmental Management|
|Division||Office of Water Resources|
|Address||235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI, 02908|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1||Marine Infrastructure Maintenance Act of 1996|
|Authority 2||Marine Waterways and Boating Facilities Act of 2001|
|Authority 3||R.I. Gen. Laws of 1956|
|Authority 4||ch. 46-6.1|