DEM, CRMC to Revise Freshwater Wetland Rules

Published 09/17/2019

The RI Department of Environmental Management and the RI Coastal Resources Management Council have jointly developed preliminary draft rules aimed at strengthening wetlands protection and streamlining the permitting process for development and other activities conducted in proximity to freshwater wetlands. The public had an opportunity to provide feedback in advance of the formal rule-making process. Written comments will be accepted through September 25, 2019. Click here for a summary of the major rule changes and copy of the DEM rules draft. Click here for the CRMC rules:


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[Photo: RI Salt Marshes;]