Self-Service Storage Facilities

SECTION 34-42-8

§ 34-42-8. Notification of local fire departments.

(a) The owner of a self-service storage facility shall require each occupant to specifically identify, in writing, the amount, nature and composition of any flammable or hazardous material to be stored on the premises. The occupant shall notify the owner, in writing, within twenty-four (24) hours of the time when the flammable or hazardous materials are stored in the premises.

(b) Every occupant of any self-service storage facility shall notify the local fire department in writing of any flammable or hazardous material stored on the premises.

(c) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be fined up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) per day, or imprisoned up to six (6) months, or both.

(d) This section shall be enforced by the city or town through its director of public safety and/or fire department and/or fire district in which the self-service storage facility is located. Nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt the duties and responsibilities under the Hazardous Waste Management Act, chapter 19.1 of title 23 as well as any municipal flammable storage ordinances.

(e) The provisions of §§ 45-13-7 – 45-13-10 shall not apply to this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 279, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 102, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 107, § 1.)