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Rules and Regulations for Dredging and the Management of Dredged Material (Rhode Island)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
Rhode Island
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Department of Environmental Management

These regulations apply to dredging conducted in a marine environment. The regulations aim to ensure that dredging does not unduly impact groundwater and surface water quality while streamlining the permitting process. The regulations address both the dredging process and the dredged material, encouraging the beneficial use of this material for brownfields redevelopment, beach nourishment, landscaping, habitat restoration and/or creation, construction projects, landfill cover and other useful purposes. The regulations list sites suitable for beneficial use and/or disposal of dredged material, and establish criteria for identifying other suitable sites.