§ 5-56.1-1 Declaration of intent and purpose
§ 5-56.1-2 License required
§ 5-56.1-3 Licensing authority
§ 5-56.1-4 Conditions for obtaining a designer’s license
§ 5-56.1-5 License not transferable or assignable
§ 5-56.1-6 Expiration and renewal of licenses
§ 5-56.1-7 Responsibilities — Performance and conduct
§ 5-56.1-8 Denial, suspension, and revocation of licenses — Censure
§ 5-56.1-9 Penalties

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-56.1

  • 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
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contaminated ballast water: means ballast water carried in uncleaned cargo tanks or mixed with oil in some other manner such that the discharge of such water would produce a visible sheen. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.5.1-1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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 department of environmental management or its successor;

    (4) "Director" means the director of the department of environmental management;

    (5) "Oil" means oil of any kind and in any form, whether crude, refined, or a petroleum by product, including, but not limited to, petroleum, fuel oil, gasoline, lubricating oils, oily sludge, oil refuse, oil mixed with other wastes, crude oils, liquified natural gas, propane, butane, or other liquid hydrocarbons regardless of specific gravity;

    (6) "Oil pollution" means discharging, causing to be discharged, or permitting the discharge of oil into or upon the waters of this state, or to construct or install any industrial, commercial, or other establishment, to make any modification or addition thereto, or to undertake any development which may result in the discharge of oil into the waters of the state, unless the discharge is made to a system or means to prevent pollution approved by the director;

    (7) "Operator" means the person who, through contract, lease, sublease, or otherwise, exerts general supervision and control of activities including, but not limited to, a prime general contractor, the "master" of a vessel and the master's employer or any other person who, personally or through an agent or contractor, undertakes the general functioning of the facility;

    (8) "Person" includes an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a quasi government corporation), municipality, municipal or state agency, fire district, club, nonprofit agency, or country;

    (9) "Discharge" means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, releasing, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment;

    (10) "Vessel" means every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water, whether self propelled or otherwise, and includes barges and tugs;

    (11) "Waters of the state" include all surface waters including all waters of the territorial sea, tidewaters, all inland waters of any river, stream, brook, pond or lake; and all ground waters and wetlands of the state of R. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.5.1-1

  • Department: means the Rhode Island department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Director: shall mean the director of the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.11-2
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental management, or his or her designee. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Disposal facility: shall mean any wastewater treatment facility, or portion thereof, or any other facility that receives septage from septage transporters, pursuant to authorization by the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.11-2
  • Disposal facility operator: shall mean the person responsible for operating the disposal facility, who has authority to charge fees for the receipt of septage. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.11-2
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Operator: means any person in control of, or having the responsibility for, the daily operation of an underground storage-tank system. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.9-3
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: shall mean an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, the Federal government, or any agency or subdivision thereof, a state, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a state, or any interstate body. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.11-2
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Person: includes an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a quasi government corporation), municipality, municipal or state agency, fire district, club, nonprofit agency, or country;

    (9) "Discharge" means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, releasing, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment;

    (10) "Vessel" means every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water, whether self propelled or otherwise, and includes barges and tugs;

    (11) "Waters of the state" include all surface waters including all waters of the territorial sea, tidewaters, all inland waters of any river, stream, brook, pond or lake; and all ground waters and wetlands of the state of R. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.5.1-1

  • 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
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • 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
  • Septage: shall mean any solid, liquid or semi-solid removed from a septic tank, cesspool, privy, domestic or other wastewater holding tank, or similar onsite sewage disposal system. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.11-2
  • Septage transporter: shall mean any person lawfully authorized to transport septage. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-12.11-2
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • 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
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8