Class-By-Class Information
Class Overview
—Introduction to Watershed Protection

Introduction to
Water Quality Monitoring

Conducting a Watershed Assessment

Restoring Anadromous Fisheries

Introduction to Land Protection

Developing and Managing Trails
on Protected Lands

Managing Protected Lands
Vernal Pools and Invasive Species

Field Assessment of the Wolf Hill Property
A "Who’s Who" of Watershed Management
Federal Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency»

Natural Resources Conservation Service»

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration»

US Army Corps of Engineers»
State Agencies
Department of Environmental Management»

Coastal Resources Management Council»

Narragansett Bay Commission»

Rhode Island Water Resources Board»
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation»

Rhode Island Rivers Council»

Rhode Island Department of Transportation»

Rhode Island Department of Health»

University of Rhode Island»
Non-Government Agencies
Audubon Society of RI»

The Nature Conservancy»

Clean Water Action»

Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group»

Conservation Law Foundation»

Save The Bay»

Watershed Councils»
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RI Department of Transportation

The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is to maintain and provide a safe, efficient, environmentally, aesthetically and culturally sensitive intermodal transportation network that offers a variety of convenient, cost-effective mobility opportunities for people and the movement of goods supporting economic development and improved quality of life.

RIDOT Phase II Stormwater Management

Rhode Island DEM has been delegated authority to implement the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NPDES program. In February 2002 and February 2003 the RIPDES regulations were amended to include EPA Phase II requirements. Phase II requires storm water discharges to waters of the state from industrial facilities owned or operated by small municipalities and from small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), located within urbanized areas or designated by the permitting authority, to obtain a RIPDES storm water permit. RIDOT is regulated as a MS4 under the RIPDES program, and is required to comply with permitting regulations.

The permit conditions include the preparation of a Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) that requires the development of six minimum control measures and incorporation of TMDL requirements, that when properly implemented will reduce pollutants to the maximum extent practicable. Additionally, annual reports must be prepared and submitted for approval.

RIDOT created a Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMPP) and submitted it to RIDEM in September 2004. This plan highlights our intentions to achieve compliance. For each of the above minimum control measures, RIDOT has created a set of BMPs to meet or exceed regulations.


RI Department of Transportation