A N A C T
RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION - - BIG RIVER RESERVOIR
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 46-15.1 of the General Laws entitled "Water Supply Facilities" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
46-15.1-19.1. Big River Reservoir - - Administration. -- The Rhode Island water resources board established pursuant to chapters 46-15 and 46-15.1 of the General Laws shall be the only designated agency which will administer those lands acquired for the Big River Reservoir as established under section 23 of chapter 133 of the Public Laws of 1964. The director of the department of environmental management and the director's authorized agents, employees, and designees shall together with the water resources board in accordance with the Big River Management Area Land Use Plan for the lands, protect the natural resources of the Big River Reservoir lands. The lands of the Big River Reservoir shall be subject to enforcement authority of the department of environmental management, as provided for in Chapter 17.1 of Title 42 of the General Laws, and as provided for in Title 20 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.