Regulations for the Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

250-RICR-150-10-1 ACTIVE RULE

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1.3Incorporated Materials


1.5Application of these Regulations

1.6General Prohibitions

1.7Conflict of Interest

1.8Persons Required to Apply for RIPDES Permit

1.9Activities Which do not Require a RIPDES Permit

1.10Schedule for Submission of Applications

1.11Information to be Included in the Application

1.12Signatories to Permit Application and Reports

1.13Continuation of NPDES Permits and Expired RIPDES Permits

1.14Conditions Applicable to All Permits

1.15Establishing Permit Conditions

1.16Establishing Limitations, Standards & Other Permit Conditions

1.17Conditions Applicable to Specific Types of Permits

1.18Calculating RIPDES Permit Conditions

1.19Calculating Adjusted RIPDES Permit Conditions for Certain Practices

1.20Duration of Permit

1.21Schedule of Compliance

1.22Effect of a Permit

1.23Transfer of Permits

1.24Modification, or Revocation and Reissuance of Permits

1.25Termination of Permits

1.26Minor Modifications of Permits

1.27Noncompliance and Program Reporting by the Department

1.28Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

1.29Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Facilities

1.30Aquaculture Projects

1.31Silvicultural Activities

1.32Storm Water Discharges

1.33General Permits

1.34Criteria and Standards for the Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

1.35Procedures for Issuing a RIPDES Permit

1.36Application Review by the Department

1.37Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, or Termination Procedures

1.38Draft Permits

1.39Statement of Basis

1.40Fact Sheet

1.41Administrative Record for the Draft Permits

1.42Public Notice of Permit Actions and Public Comment Period

1.43Public Comment and Request for Public Hearings

1.44Public Hearings

1.45Obligation to Raise Issues and Provide Information During the Public Comment Period

1.46Reopening of the Public Comment Period

1.47Issuance and Effective Date of Permit

1.48Response to Comments

1.49Administrative Record for Final Permit

1.50Request for an Adjudicatory Hearing

1.51Stays of Contested Permit Conditions

1.52Decision on Request for Hearing

1.53Notice of Hearing

1.54Conduct of Adjudicatory Hearing

1.55Individual Permits Required on a Case-by-Case Basis

1.56Conditions Requested by the Corps of Engineers and Other Governmental Agencies Concerning RIPDES Permits

1.57Variances Under the State and Federal Acts

1.58Decisions on Variances

1.59Procedures for Variances

1.60Special Procedures for Decision on Thermal Variance Under Section 316(A), 33 U.S.C. § 1326(A)

1.61Consistency with Federal Regulations

1.62Table 1 - Testing Requirements for Organic Toxic Pollutants Industry Category

1.63Table II - Organic Toxic Pollutants in Each of Four (4) Fractions in Analysis by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)

1.64Table III - Other Toxic Pollutants, Metals, Cyanide, and Total Phenols

1.65Table IV - Conventional and Non-Conventional Pollutants Required to be Tested by Existing Dischargers if Expected to be Present

1.66Table V - Toxic Pollutants and Hazardous Substances Required to be Identified by Applicants if Expected to be Present

1.67Criteria for Determining A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

1.68 Criteria for Determining a Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Facility - A hatchery, fish farm, or other facility is a concentrated aquatic animal production facility for purposes of § 1.29 of this Part if it contains, grows, or holds aquatic animals in either of the following categories.

1.69 Primary Industry Categories

1.70Nomographs for Calculating Froude Numbers and Dilution Factor

1.71Incorporated Places in Rhode Island with Populations Greater than 100,000 According to 1990 Decennial Census by Bureau of Census (40 C.F.R. § 122, § 1.71 of this Part)

1.72Incorporated Places in Rhode Island Located Fully or Partially within an Urbanized Area and Densely Populated Area

1.73Census Designated Places Completely Outside of Urbanized Area in Rhode Island


Title 250 Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 150 Water Resources
Subchapter 10 Wastewater & Storm Water
Part 1 Regulations for the Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Type of Filing Periodic Refile
Regulation Status Active
Effective 01/04/2022

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws Chapters 46-12
and 42-35

Purpose and Reason:

This rule is being refiled by the agency pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-4.1. No changes were made to the text of this rule.