TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-63
Vehicle Tire Storage and Recycling

SECTION 23-63-2


§ 23-63-2 Disposal of used vehicle rubber tires – Burning prohibited – Storage restricted.

(a)(1) No person shall dispose of any vehicle tire within the state except by delivery of the tire to a facility operated by the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation designated for that purpose, or to a privately operated tire storage or tire recycling or recovery facility licensed by the director of environmental management for that purpose or by delivery for transportation to an out-of-state recycling facility. Prior to the delivery of any vehicle tire for export to any tire-burning facility outside the state, and within thirty (30) miles of the Scituate Reservoir watershed, the department of environmental management shall consult with the appropriate state agency regulating such tire-burning facility and shall receive assurances in writing from the agency that the facility meets all applicable state and federal pollution control standards.

(2) The burning of used tires within the state is prohibited.

(b) No person not licensed under the provisions of § 23-63-4 shall store more than four hundred (400) used vehicle tires at any location within the state. Any person not in compliance with this section on July 11, 1989 shall have one year from that date to effectuate compliance pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 551, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 85, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 404, § 32.)