§ 46-12.9-1 Short title
§ 46-12.9-2 Legislative findings
§ 46-12.9-3 Definitions
§ 46-12.9-4 Petroleum cleanup fund
§ 46-12.9-6 Eligibility
§ 46-12.9-7 Rules and regulations
§ 46-12.9-8 Advisory board
§ 46-12.9-9 Reconsideration hearing
§ 46-12.9-10 Nonparticipation in insurer’s insolvency fund
§ 46-12.9-11 Fundings
§ 46-12.9-12 Severability

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 46-12.9 - Rhode Island Underground Storage Tank Financial Responsibility Act

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Advisory board: means the Rhode Island underground storage tank financial responsibility advisory board established pursuant to the provisions of § 46-12. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Rhode Island department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental management, or his or her designee. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Eligible costs: means costs, expenses, and other obligations as incurred by a responsible party for site investigation, site remediation, or other corrective action activities ordered or directed, and approved, by the department or performed by the responsible party and not specifically identified by the department as ineligible. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Facility: means any parcel of real estate or contiguous parcels of real estate owned and/or operated by the same person(s), which together with all land, structures, facility components, improvements, fixtures, and other appurtenances located therein, form a distinct geographic unit and at which petroleum products or hazardous materials are or have been stored in underground storage tanks. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fund: means the Rhode Island underground storage tank financial responsibility fund established herein. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Owner: means any person, corporation, group, or other entity who or that holds exclusive or joint title to, or lawful possession of, a facility or part of a facility. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Petroleum product: means crude oil, or any fractions thereof, that is liquid at standard conditions of temperature sixty degrees Fahrenheit (60?F) and pressure fourteen and seven tenths pounds per square inch absolute (14. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real estate: may be construed to include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and rights thereto and interests therein. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-10
  • Release: means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, injecting, emitting, escaping, leaching, discharging, or disposing of any material stored in an underground storage tank system subject to these regulations into groundwater, surface water, soil, air, or any other environmental media. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Responsible party: means the person or persons liable for release of petroleum or the remediation of a release. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Site: means any location at which, or from which, there has been a release of petroleum associated with an underground storage tank or an underground storage tank system, or any location to which such petroleum has migrated. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • 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
  • Underground storage tank system: means any one or more underground tanks, and their associated components, including piping, used to contain, transport, or store petroleum product or hazardous material whose volume is ten percent (10%) or more beneath the surface of the ground. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8