• RIDEM'S New Expedited Citation Process: Look Before You Leap
  • July 29, 2013
  • Law Firm: Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. - Boston Office
  • On July 15, 2013, the Governor signed a new law that expands the enforcement options available to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (“RIDEM”) to include an expedited citations process. In lieu of issuing formal Notices of Violation (“NOV”) to alleged violators, which are subject to a formal appeal and review process before a Hearing Officer at the Administrative Adjudication Division (“AAD”), RIDEM is now empowered to issue more informal “expedited citations” for minor infractions where the fine does not exceed $2,500.