Rules and Regulations for Governing the Administration and Enforcement of the Fresh Water Wetlands Act (Rhode Island)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Rhode Island



Name Rules and Regulations for Governing the Administration and Enforcement of the Fresh Water Wetlands Act (Rhode Island)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, 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/wetlnd10.pdf


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

These regulations assert the Department of Environmental Management's authority to administer and enforce the Fresh Water Wetlands Act (R.I. Gen. Laws, ch. 2-1-18 through 2-1-25), and describe standards which aim to preserve, protect, and restore the purity and integrity of all freshwater wetlands in Rhode Island. The regulations assert the Department's right to restrict development around freshwater resources and to remove dams that are in a state of disrepair and may pose hazards to the public. Proposed projects or activities which may alter any freshwater wetland may not be undertaken without a permit from the Department, but some exemptions apply.


Policy Contact

Contact Name Russell Chateuaneuf
Department Department of Environmental Managemenet
Division Office of Water Resources
Address 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI, 02908


Phone 401-222-3961
Fax 401-222-3564
Email russ.chateauneuf@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
Date Effective 2010
Date Enacted 2009


Authority 2 ch. 2-1-20.1



Authority 3 42-17.1



Authority 4 42-17.6















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