§ 2-15-2. Reports to department Suspensions.
Before any person, firm or corporation cuts or saws, as provided in this chapter, he or she shall at least five (5) days prior to the cutting or sawing notify the department of environmental management, on forms prepared by the department, of the location of the area and/or property. The five (5) day notice contained in this section may be reduced to any length of time, including a complete waiver of the five (5) day notice by the department, if in the discretion of the department the reduction is warranted. Failure to give the required notice is considered sufficient cause to suspend a registration certificate for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days. No suspension becomes effective unless the person, firm or corporation which is alleged to have failed to give the required notice has been notified of the alleged failure and has also had an opportunity to be heard. Any person, firm, or corporation, or any authorized agent of any person, firm or corporation shall utilize best management practices while harvesting trees as provided for in this chapter. Administrative fees for the filing of five (5) day notices shall be collected as provided for in § 2-10-3.1 and deposited within the state forestry fund as provided for in § 2-10-3.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 281, § 27; P.L. 1932, ch. 1928, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 223, § 8; G.L., ch. 223, § 11, as redesignated by P.L. 1940, ch. 914, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 2-15-2; P.L. 1958, ch. 172, § 1; P.L. 1961, ch. 182, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 23, § 5.)