Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-19.1
Hazardous Waste Management

SECTION 23-19.1-12

§ 23-19.1-12. Inspections – Penalty for hindering entry.

(a) For the purposes of enforcing this chapter or any rule or regulation issued pursuant to this chapter, the director may:

(1) Enter any hazardous waste management facility or any place that the director has reason to believe hazardous wastes are generated, stored, treated, or disposed of;

(2) Inspect vehicles which the director has reasonable ground to believe are being used for the transportation of hazardous wastes;

(3) Inspect and obtain samples of any waste or other substance, labels, containers of waste or other substance, or samples from any vehicle in which hazardous wastes are transported or in which the director has reason to believe hazardous wastes are transported; and

(4) Inspect and copy records, reports, information, or test results kept or maintained at a hazardous waste management facility.

(b) Any person obstructing or hindering, or in any way causing to be obstructed or hindered, the director from the performance of his or her duties, or who shall refuse to permit the director entrance to any premises, building, vehicle, plant, or equipment, in the performance of the director's duties, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-46.2-12; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-19.1-12.)