Executive Order 95-12
March 29, 1995
WHEREAS, the State's effort to regulate septic systems is necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare; and
WHEREAS, protection of wetlands is essential to provide habitat to wildlife and protect against flooding; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Environmental Management, which is charged with the protection of wetlands and the regulation of septic systems, has made tremendous progress in reducing delays, clarifying policies, and coordinating reviews; and
WHEREAS, further improvement in these vital regulatory programs would benefit the regulated community, the environment, and public health, safety and welfare;
NOW, THEREFOR, I, LINCOLN ALMOND, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do hereby order as follows:
1. There is hereby established an advisory committee to study the programs administered by the Division of Freshwater Wetlands and the Division of Groundwater and ISDS of the Department of Environmental Management. The Committee shall be known as the Governor's Advisory Committee on Wetlands and Septic Systems.