Water Quality Regulations (Rhode Island)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Water Quality Regulations (Rhode Island)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management|
The purpose of these regulations is to establish water quality standards for the state's surface waters. These standards are intended to restore, preserve and enhance the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the waters of the state, to maintain existing water uses, and to protect waters from pollutants. The regulations provide criteria for freshwater and saltwater, as well as standards for oxygen dissolved in saltwater, and describe ambient water quality classifications and special resource protection waters.
|Contact Name||Angelo Liberti|
|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||R.I. Gen. Laws of 1956|
|Authority 2||ch. 46-12|