Rules and Regulations Governing the Administration and Enforcement of the Fresh Water Wetlands Act


250-RICR-150-15-1 PROPOSED RULE

Title 250 Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 150 Water Resources
Subchapter 15 Wetlands
Part 1 Rules and Regulations Governing the Administration and Enforcement of the Fresh Water Wetlands Act
Type of Filing Repeal
Regulation Status Proposed View Active Rule
Filing Notice Date 11/23/2020
Filing Hearing Date(s) 01/06/2021
Public Comment Dates 11/23/2020 to 01/22/2021

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 2-1-18 through 2-1-27

Purpose and Reason :

The Department proposes to repeal the existing freshwater wetlands rules in association with the adoption of new rules to replace them. Amendments to state law led to extensive proposed rule revisions that reflect changes in the definition of freshwater wetlands and other terminology associated with regulated areas and the establishment of new buffer standards among other requirements.

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