§ 23-19.1-5. Applicability of chapter.
(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to apply to any discharge which is authorized by a NPDES (national pollutant discharge elimination system) permit under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq., or which is authorized under chapter 12 of title 46.
(b) This chapter shall not apply to any activity or substance which is subject to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq., except to the extent that the application or regulation is consistent with and does not exceed the requirements of the Atomic Energy Act or other federal laws or regulations relating to radioactive materials or substance.
(c) With respect to the appropriate provisions of pertinent federal and state statutes regarding air, land, and water resources, the director shall integrate all provisions of this chapter for purposes of administration and enforcement and shall avoid duplication to the maximum extent practicable. The integration shall be effected only to the extent that it can be done in a manner consistent with the goals and policies expressed in this chapter and in other acts pertaining to air, land, and water resources.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-46.2-5; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-19.1-5.)