Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.1-3

  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9

       Powers and duties of city or town enforcing officer.

The enforcing officer shall be responsible for administering local ordinances adopted pursuant to this chapter. In addition to any other powers granted the enforcing officer by ordinance or other state law, the officer shall have the authority to:

(1) Issue permits for the maintenance, installation, abandonment, and removal of underground storage tanks;

(2) Require the removal, at the owner’s expense, of all tanks and underground pipes deemed to pose a threat to the public health or the environment;

(3) Require testing, monitoring, record keeping, and reporting by the owner or operator, and record keeping and reporting by suppliers;

(4) Inspect facilities at which underground storage tanks are located;

(5) Require closure of abandoned storage tanks consistent with the permanent closure procedures in the regulations for underground storage facilities used for petroleum products and hazardous materials issued by the department of environmental management.