Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 28.28

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-28.28-32

§ 23-28.28-32. Bond for blasting operations.

(a) The applicant for a permit to possess or to use explosives shall file a bond with the state fire marshal in the penal sum of not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), running to the state, with sureties approved by the state fire marshal, and with such conditions as the state fire marshal shall reasonably deem necessary and for such additional penal sums as the state fire marshal shall determine to be necessary to cover the losses, damages, or injuries that might ensue to persons or property by reason thereof.

(b) In addition to the requirement of section (a), prior to the use of explosives for demolition or prior to the issuance of a demolition permit, the local building inspector may require the applicant to file a bond with the locality in such amount, with such sureties and upon such conditions, as the local building inspector may reasonably deem necessary.

(c) Any person may recover on such bonds as described in this section for injury to his or her person or property.

History of Section.
P.L. 1979, ch. 313, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 120, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 91.