Chapter 145

2007 -- H 5437 SUBSTITUTE B

Enacted 06/28/07





     Introduced By: Representatives Shanley, Lewiss, and Lally

     Date Introduced: February 27, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 2-23.1-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 2-23.1 entitled

"Notification to Farmers" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     2-23.1-3. Duties of the department. -- The director of the department of environmental

management shall adopt such rules as may be necessary to effectuate the provisions of this

chapter. The division of agriculture shall by March 1, 2006, establish a list by city and town of

agricultural operations, as defined in section 2-23-4, that are ten (10) acres in size or greater and

that generated ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more in gross annual income that have a current

level II certificate of exemption pursuant to paragraph (32) of section 44-18-30, and shall provide

by April 15, 2006, biennially commencing in 2008 to each city and town where such agricultural

operations are located, a notification list of such agricultural operations located in whole or in part

in the city or town. The list so established shall only include those agricultural operations that

meet the criteria herein set forth and that have applied in writing to be on the list. Applications to

be on the list shall be made not later than December 31, 2005 and every two (2) years thereafter,

and shall include the name of the agricultural operations and location, the name and mailing

address of the person to receive notification a copy of the certificate of exemption, and such other

information as the department may require to determine whether the criteria set forth in this

section have been satisfied.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2007.



LC02060/SUB B