Rules and Regulations for Governing the Administration and Enforcement of the Fresh Water Wetlands Act (Rhode Island)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management|
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.
|Contact Name||Russell Chateuaneuf|
|Department||Department of Environmental Managemenet|
|Division||Office of Water Resources|
|Address||235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI, 02908|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1||R.I. Gen. Laws|
|Authority 2||ch. 2-1-20.1|