Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-19.1
Hazardous Waste Management

SECTION 23-19.1-3

§ 23-19.1-3. Declaration of purpose.

The purposes of this chapter shall be:

(1) To protect the environment and the public health and safety from the effects of the improper, inadequate, or unsound management of hazardous wastes;

(2) To establish a program of regulation over the storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes, without interrupting current regulation of industrial waste disposal;

(3) To encourage the development and utilization of industrial processes which generate smaller amounts of hazardous wastes and to encourage recovery and recycling of wastes; and

(4) To assure the safe and adequate management of hazardous wastes within Rhode Island.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-46.2-3; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-19.1-3.)