§ 23-19.7-7. Developer to compensate host community for reasonable costs.
(a) Reasonable costs incurred by the host community for the purpose of discharging its powers and duties under this chapter including, but not limited to, conducting studies or assessments, hiring expert witnesses, conducting negotiations, and participating in arbitration, shall be chargeable to the developer of a proposed hazardous waste management facility as follows:
(1) An amount not less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) nor more than one percent (1%) of the gross and inclusive development cost of the proposed facility up to a maximum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) shall be paid to an account for disbursement by the local assessment committee within five (5) working days of its establishment.
(2) In negotiating a siting agreement with the hazardous waste facility developer, the host community may request reimbursement for reasonable costs incurred by the local assessment committee in excess of those compensated for by the initial payment required in subsection (a)(1); provided, that the amount of the reimbursement shall be subject to binding arbitration under § 23-19.7-10(b)(7).
(b) The host community shall return to the developer any unexpended funds plus interest earned received under subsection (a)(1) within a reasonable period of time after a siting agreement is concluded or binding arbitration completed.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 197, § 1.)