Rules & Regulations

The regulations are available for viewing or downloading in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Dates shown in (parentheses) should be the latest effective date of the regulations, reflecting any amendments.

Although every effort has been made to ensure that there are no discrepancies, the official electronic versions of the Department's regulations are available on the Secretary of State's website, pursuant to RIGL §§ 42-35-4.1. There are various search options on this page. You can also sign up for e-mail notification of pending and final regulatory actions by going to

Previous Regulatory Agendas:

2018, Mid-Year 2017, 2017, Mid-Year 2016, 2016, Mid-Year 2015, 2015, Mid-Year 2014, 2014, Mid-Year 2013, 2013, Mid-Year 2012, 2012, Mid-Year 2011, 2011, Mid-Year 2010, 2010, Mid-Year 2009, 2009, 2008 Update, 2008, 2007 Update, 2007, 2006 Update, 2006, 2005 Update, 2005, 2004 Update, 2004, 2003 Update, 2003, 2002, 20012000

Marketing and Food Safety

Animal Health

Nursery and Plant Health



Mosquito Abatement

Office of Air Resources

Air Pollution Control

Office of Land Revitalization and Sustainable Materials Management.

Solid Waste

Hazardous Waste

Medical Waste

Recycling & Special Waste

Oil & Underground Tanks

Site Remediation

Water Resources

Water Quality

Wastewater & Storm Water


Financial Assistance

Septic & Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS)



For Rules and Regulations for Water Supply Management Planning visit the State of Rhode Island Water Resources Board Website