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Regulations

IMPORTANT. PLEASE NOTE: For the most recent legal version of all CRMC regulations and programs, please click here to access the RI Rules and Regulations Interface. The Secretary of State of Rhode Island is the legal repository for all state regulations and as such maintains this excellent web-based directory of any regulation, rule, policy, or description of procedures or practice requirements adopted by a state agency. The CRMC is required to file all changes to its program with the secretary of state.

CRMC Programs

Cover Thumbnail Coastal Resources Management Program, as Amended, a.k.a. the "Red Book" (PDF)
Cover Volume 1: Full Official Ocean SAMP as submitted to the RI Secretary of State (PDF)

Volume 2: Technical Reports (PDF)
AI Samp Cover Aquidneck Island SAMP Coastal Development Regulations (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail Greenwich Bay: Special Area Management Plan (PDF)
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Rhode Island's Salt Pond Region: Special Area Management Plan (PDF)

Please note that Appendices C and D contain very large maps and figures that are not included in the PDF file, but are located in the SAMP section for viewing and/or downloading.

Cover Thumbnail Metro Bay SAMP Plan – Urban Coastal Greenways Policy for the Metro Bay Region (PDF)
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Metro Bay SAMP Plan – Woonasquatucket River & Promenade District Recommendations for Management (PDF)

Text Only Version (124 KB PDF)

Map – Current Condition in SAMP Area (PDF)
Map – Proposed Changes in SAMP Area (PDF)

Cover Thumbnail Providence Harbor: Special Area Management Plan (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail The Pawcatuck River Estuary and Little Narragansett Bay: An Interstate Management Plan (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail The Narrow River: Special Area Management Plan (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail CRMC Management Procedures (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual
Cover Thumbnail Guidelines for the Development of Municipal Harbor Management Plans (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail Guidance for the Siting of Mooring Fields (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail Rules and Regulations Governing the Protection and Management of Freshwater Wetlands in the Vicinity of the Coast (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail Federal Consistency Manual (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail Findings and Policies, 1978 Amendments: Energy, As Amended on February 23rd, 1982 (PDF)

Public and Governmental Participation – 1978 Original Edition (PDF)
Cover Thumbnail Guidelines for Fitness of Purpose Investigations and Certifications (PDF)

Marinas

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Operations and Maintenance Guide for Marinas (PDF)

 

Clean Marina Program Information

Rhode Island Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Plan

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Rhode Island Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Plan (PDF)

Department of the Army

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New England District of the Army Corps of Engineers, General Permit for the State of Rhode Island (PDF)

Adopted Changes

Date Approved Regulation (PDF)
08/26/14 Red Book Section 210.3
8/26/14 Proposed amendments to the CRMC Management Procedures
7/17/13 Section 980 Experimental Coastal Erosion Control Rules in the Salt Pond Region SAMP
Memorandum from Grover Fugate to the Council regarding the proposed
rules
7/17/13 Proposed changes to Ocean SAMP and CRMC Management Procedures
6/11/13 Water type change in the Town of Bristol
5/14/13 Proposed amendments to CRMP Sections 145 and 210.2.D.9
4/9/13 Proposed changes to the Ocean SAMP
11/27/12 Proposed changes to Management Procedures Section 5.9 and CRMP Sections 130, 210.2 and 210.3 (Section 210.3 approved, Sections 130 and 210.2 withdrawn)
9/11/12 Proposed changes to Sections 100, 210.2, and 300.4 of the Coastal Resources Management Program (Sections 100 and 300.4 approved, Section 210.2 withdrawn)
7/24/12 Proposed changes to Management Procedures and Sections 210.1 and 210.2 of the Coastal Resources Management Program
6/26/12 Proposed changes to Section 300.7 of the Coastal Resources Management Program
6/13/12 Proposed changes to Chapter 9 of the Narrow River Special Area Management Plan
2/22/12 Army Corps of Engineers General Permit for the State of Rhode Island
2/14/12 Proposed changes to CRMC Management Program Sections 120 - Variance and 300.6 – Treatment of Sewage and Stormwater
Notice of Rescheduling of Public Hearing
5/4/11

Proposed changes to the Ocean Special Area Management Plan
Additional staff proposed changes based on comments received from the public notice
Notice of Rescheduling of Public Hearing
Additional staff proposed changes based on comments received from the public notice

4/26/11 Proposed changes to CRMC Management Procedures Sections 4.2 and 4.3.2
Notice of Rescheduling of Public Hearing
4/12/11 Proposed changes to: CRMP Dwelling Rebuilds and Additions for Maintenance Activities under Section 300.14, CRMP Section 300.6 - Treatment of Sewage and Stormwater, and Metro Bay Region SAMP Urban Coastal Greenways
1/25/11 Council Memo – January 20, 2011
Notice of Rescheduling of Public Hearing to January 25
Public Notice of Proposed changes to Management Procedures and Rules and Regulations Governing the Protection and Management of Freshwater Wetlands in the Vicinity of the Coast
Clean version of proposed changes
Redline version of proposed changes
12/14/10 Proposed changes to the RICRMP Sections: 210.3.C.4 Coastal Wetlands; 335.C.2 Protection and Enhancement of Public Access to the Shore; Section 300.14 Maintenance of Structures; Section 210.2.D Barrier Islands and Spits; Section 130 Special Exceptions; Section 300.6 Treatment of Sewage and Stormwater
Council Memo
8/24/10 Notice of rescheduling to August 24 for Ocean SAMP Chapters 5 and 8
Notice of proposed changes to Ocean SAMP Chapter 2

Public review draft (comments due 8/6/10)
7/23/10 Public notice of Ocean SAMP document release: Executive Summary, Section 100: Introduction, Section 1100: Chapter 11 – New Policies and Regulations and the Full Ocean SAMP document
7/20/10 Notice of rescheduling to July 20 for Chapters 4 and 9
Proposed changes to Ocean SAMP Chapters 4, 5, 8, and 9
6/22/10 Proposed changes to Ocean SAMP Chapters 2, 3, and 10
6/22/10 Proposed changes to RICRMP Section 210.3.C.4 Coastal Wetlands; Section 335.C.2 Protection and Enhancement of Public Access to the Shore; and Section 300.14/Table 4a Maintenance of Structures
1/27/10 Management Procedures Continuation Fees and RICRMP Metro Bay SAMP Water Type Changes
Public Comment on Proposed Metro Bay SAMP Water Type Changes

Maps:
Seekonk existing
Seekonk proposed
Prov existing
Prov proposed
10/21/09 Proposed changes to CRMP Sections 110.C, 210.2.D.5, and 300.11
(Re-noticed from 10/27/09)
10/29/09 Proposed changes to Management Procedures: Schedule of Fees; Metro Bay SAMP: Urban Coastal Greenways
9/8/09 Hazards Chapter: The Metro Bay Special Area Management Plan
7/13/09 Proposed changes to CRMP, Harbor Management Plan Guidelines, and Salt Pond SAMP
3/4/08 Section 145 Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
1/22/08 Changes to the Greenwich Bay SAMP
  Salt Ponds SAMP Regulations Changes and Addendum
07/07-12/07 CRMC Routine Program Changes (RPCs) from July 2007 through December 2007
4/24/07 RICRMP Shoreline Change Maps
4/24/07 RICRMP Section 300.4 - Recreational Boating Facilities
4/24/07 RICRMP Section 100 - Table 1B
4/24/07 RICRMP Section 140.C & Table 2
4/24/07 RICRMP Section 300.18- Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Aquatic Habitats of Particular Concern
4/24/07 RICRMP Section 300.4 - Recreational Boating Facilities
  Revisions to the Salt Ponds Region SAMP and Narrow River SAMP
6/22/04 Revisions to the RI Coastal Resources Management Program
6/8/04 Revisions to the RI Coastal Resources Management Program
5/11/04 Revisions to the RI Coastal Resources Management Program
10/28/03 Revisions to the Providence Harbor: A Special Area Management Plan

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