State Government Press Releases

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06/28/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that annual fees for RI Pollution Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) permits can now be paid online. The online payment system, found at www.ri.gov/DEM/ripdes , replaces the previous paper-only payment system and offers...
06/28/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the late afternoon and into the evening on Tuesday June 29th. The alert is being issued statewide. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level...
06/23/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the first batch of mosquitoes trapped and tested this season for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are negative. Beginning in June each year and as part of disease monitoring...
06/21/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that its seasonal 24-hour Bay Line telephone information line is now open. The Bay Line number, 222-8888, is toll-free within the state. Bay Line provides Rhode Islanders with a central telephone number to...
06/21/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are alerting the public that a brown bat found on the beach at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick last week has tested positive for rabies. Because rabies is a fatal...
06/18/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer an overview of the Wyoming dam repair project at the Hopkinton Town Council meeting Monday, June 21, at 7 PM. The Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam is about to receive much-needed repairs. The state-owned, 300-year-...
06/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it will be administering an additional conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification test this month. This test is being offered to accommodate facilities that are hiring college and high school students who were...
06/14/2021
PROVIDENCE - Do you have a burning question about Rhode Island's diverse wildlife? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a wildlife biologist? Are you interested in learning about wildlife conservation in Rhode Island? You're invited to join the Department of Environmental Management's (DEM)
06/11/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public workshop on June 23 to present an overview of a draft water quality restoration study for nine drinking water supply reservoirs owned by the City of Newport. The meeting will provide an opportunity for DEM to...
06/09/2021
PROVIDENCE In an effort to assist the State with its goal of vaccinating more Rhode Islanders against COVID-19, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to host a free vaccination clinic at Misquamicut State Beach in...