DEM has issued a new guidance document for the conservation and management of marine fisheries.
The following information is from a press release. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has issued a new guidance document that synthesizes the priority interests of the state with regard to the conservation and management of marine fisheries. The report, Principles & Policies Governing Marine Fisheries Management in Rhode Island, was developed primarily to guide and support DEM’s programs and activities pertaining to marine fisheries, but also broadly addresses all key issues associated with marine fisheries management in Rhode Island. This is the first document of its kind issued by DEM. The impetus for this document emerged over the course of DEM Director Janet Coit’s first two years as Director, as she discussed …
Was your septic system damaged by the storm? DEM recommends the following for repair.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following is from a press release. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering guidance to property owners who need to repair or replace onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) that are located in close proximity to eroding shorelines. In certain areas of the south shore, Sandy caused coastal erosion which may have undermined structures and exposed components of these systems. OWTS repair in these highly vulnerable Critical Erosion Areas, as designated by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), typically requires a permit from DEM and an assent from CRMC. DEM regulations provide the Department with discretion in approving applications for repair on lots with limiting …