TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-19
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

SECTION 23-19-28.1


§ 23-19-28.1 Procedures to enforcement.

(a) In any instance wherein there is a violation of its rules and regulations or any order of the corporation, the corporation and the attorney general shall have the power to order the violator to cease and desist, or to remedy the violations, and the corporation may impose administrative penalties. The corporation may impose administrative penalties only in accordance with the notice and hearing provisions of this chapter, and the corporation's enforcement plan, as may be amended from time to time, developed pursuant to the department of environmental management's regulations for reduction and recycling of commercial and non-municipal residential solid waste. Without being required to enter into any recognizance or to give surety for costs, the attorney general and executive director may institute administrative, civil or criminal proceedings in the name of the corporation when there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter and the corporation's enforcement plan, as may be amended from time to time, developed pursuant to the department of environmental management's regulations for reduction and recycling of commercial and non-municipal residential solid waste. The attorney general may assist the corporation in carrying out any civil or administrative proceedings. It shall be the duty of the attorney general to carry out all criminal proceedings initiated by the executive director.

(b) The superior court shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this chapter and any rule, regulation, permit or administrative order issued pursuant to this chapter. Proceedings for enforcement may be instituted and prosecuted in the name of the corporation. Proceedings provided in this section shall be in addition to other administrative or judicial proceedings authorized by this chapter.

(c) Any person charged with the violation of the provisions of this chapter shall have a right to a trial by jury on every issue of fact.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 221, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 111, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 41, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 56, § 1.)