Reports & Policies

Environmental Data

Environmental Data


Annual Reports


Plans:Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveNarragansett Bay Estuary Program CCMP and Reports


Partners in Resource Protection - Watershed Survey Report

Watershed Assessment and Restoration Priorities

South County Design Manual

Urban Env'l Design Manual

Farming and Forestry Strategies

Rapid Site Assessment Guide 

Model Land Use Ordinances (Acrobat)


Status and Trends Reports

Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs)

Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Reports

2007 - Responses to Comments: Wetlands Rules/Regs

2007 - Vernal Pool Protection Queen's River Watershed

2007 - Responses to Comments: Queen's Vernal Pools

2006 - Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Plan

2006 - RI Wetland Profile (pp 85-95 in ELI report)

2003 - Wetland Restoration Plan Woonasquatucket

2002 - Outcome of Restorations ordered by DEM OCI

2001 - Rhode Island Vernal Pools

2001 - Development of Statewide Restoration Strategy

2001 - Responses to Comments: Restoration Strategy

2001 - Options for Mapping RI's Wetlands

2001 - Results of Survey of RI Wetland Map Users

2001 - Wetland Task Force Report

2001 - Wetland Task Force Report: Appendices


ISDS Permit Streamlining Task Force Final Report

Waste Site Remediation

Waste Site Remediation Permit Streamlining Task Force Final Report

Third-Party Professional Site Remediation Report

Background Levels of Priority Pollutant Metals in RI Soils

Water Quality Restoration Plans

Other Reports: Green Hill Bacteria Source Tracking StudyJoint Improvement Strategy for 10 Priority Beaches

Dam Safety

View reports and publications

Land Acquisition

Land Conservation in Rhode Island by Fiscal Year (scroll to bottom of webpage)

Air Quality

Community-Scale Air Toxics Monitoring Grant: Evaluation of the Impact of On-Road Mobile Source Air Toxics on Air Quality at Sensitive Receptors Adjacent to Interstate Route 95 in the Providence Metropolitan Area

Exceptional Event Demonstration: Fort McMurray Wildfire, May 25 & 26, 2016 - Draft

Exceptional Event Demonstration: Fort McMurray Wildfire, May 25 & 26, 2016 - Powerpoint Presentation

2011 Air Quality Data Summary

Strategies for Diesel Emissions Control

Final 2023 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Final 2022 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Final 2020 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Final 2019 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Final 2018 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Final 2017 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Final 2016 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Final 2015 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Final 2014 Air Network Monitoring Plan

Infrastructure Certification for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS

Infrastructure Certification for the 2010 One-Hour NAAQS for NO2

TF Green Airport Monitoring Study Final Report

Maximizing PM Reductions from Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles

Air Pollution Control Preconstruction Permits

Air Pollution Control Operating Permits

Greenhouse Gases

Visit DEM's greenhouse gas emissions inventory webpage.

Solid Waste

Annual Solid Waste Report

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Generation Fees Report

UST Review Board

2010 Annual Report Report

2011 Annual Report Report


Rhode Island Fertilizer and Lime Tonnage Report

CAPS 2008 Annual Report

New England Beef-to-Institution Marketing Study

RI Seafood Marketing Collaborative 2012 Report

RI Seafood Marketing Collaborative 2013 Report

Compliance & Inspection

Monthly Enforcement Summaries

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

2007 Accomplishment Summary

2006 Accomplishment Summary

2005 Accomplishment Summary

2004 Accomplishment Summary

2003 Accomplishment Summary

2002 Accomplishment Summary

2001 Accomplishment Summary

2000 Accomplishment Summary

1999 Accomplishment Summary

Administrative Adjudication

Decisions - Index and Links

Emergency Response

Emergency Response PlanAgricultural Response Plan

Asset Management Plans

RI Parks and Beach System Asset Management Plan

RI Forestry Asset Management Plan

Wildlife Reports


2011 Saltwater Recreational License Report

State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation PlanSurvey Results

Marine Fisheries

2010 Sector Allocation Pilot Program Final Report

Proceedings of the Menhaden Policy and Science Symposium - 2007

Estimating Menhaden Abundance in Narr. Bay

Marine Fisheries Section Program Assessment

Rhode Island Fisheries Stock Status - An Overview, August 2004

Strategic Plan for the Restoration of Anadromous Fishes to Rhode Island Coastal Streams

Yellowtail Flounder Survey

Natural Heritage Program

Rare Native Animals of RI

Rare Native Plants of RI

Natural Community Classification of RI




Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for School Pest Management

Air Quality 

Air Toxics Guidelines

Compliance and Inspection

Administrative Inspection Guidelines

Enforcement Response Options

Environmental Compliance Incentive Act (Audit) Policy

Supplemental Environmental Projects Policy

Compliance Guides

Compliance Certification Workbook for Autobody Repair Facilities

Division of Law Enforcement

Division of Law Enforcement Internal Complaint Investigations

Division of Law Enforcement Use of Force Policy

Environmental Equity


Hazardous Waste Management

Compliance Workbook for Rhode Island Generators

Universal Waste Rule Requirements Fact Sheet

EXPRESS Policy: Expedited Policy for Remediation of Environmental Simple Sites

Guidelines for the Management of Investigation Derived Wastes

Quality Management

Quality Management Plan

Septic Systems (OWTS / ISDS)

Septic System Inspection HandbookApproved Alternative OWTS TechnologiesGuidelines for the Design, Use, and Maintenance of Pressurized Drainfields - November 2013

Site Remediation

Site Investigation Report Checklist

Environmental Land Usage Restriction (Word format)

Solid Waste

Closure Policy for Inactive or Abandoned Solid Waste Landfills

Guidelines on Beneficial Use Determinations (BUDs) for Source Segregated Solid Waste

Stewardship and Public Service


Water Quality

Septic System Inspection Handbook

Snow Disposal Policy

Wastewater Facilities

Sewer Line/Water Supply Well Separation Policy for Design of Sanitary Sewers

Sewer/Water Line Separation Policy for Design of Sanitary Sewers

Flow Estimation Policy for Design of Sanitary Sewers


What's the Scoop on Wetlands

Avoidance & Minimization Guidance

Subwatershed Map Preparation

Floodplain Impacts

Dry Hydrant Guidance


Policy and Protocols for Incidents Involving Coyotes

Coyote Management and Response Guide

Resolutions for Resident Canada Geese

Resolutions for Nuisance Wild Turkey

2016 Rabies Protocol Manual

American Woodcock and Ruffed Grouse BMPs



Recent Amendments


Other Laws

See General Assembly's site and search by topic