Title 46
Waters and Navigation

Chapter 6
Obstructions to Navigation

R.I. Gen. Laws § 46-6-9

§ 46-6-9. Notice to owner to remove obstruction — Penalty.

(a) If any person resident or being in the United States is known to the director as the owner of a vessel, or any interest therein, or as having or exercising any control over the vessel as master, agent, insurer, or otherwise, or, in case of any other unlawful or unauthorized obstruction, as having alone or with others built, deposited, or caused the obstruction, or as owning, maintaining, or using the obstruction in whole or in part, the director shall give notice in writing to the owner or other person to remove the vessel or other obstruction within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice, or such extension of time as may be granted by the director.

(b) It shall be deemed a sufficient notice to all owners and other persons, if served upon any one or more of them by the director, or by the director’s order, by delivering the notice in hand, or by leaving it at the usual place of business, residence, or abode, or by duly mailing it to the post office address of the owner or other person on whom the notice is to be served.

(c) Failure to comply with the notice shall result in a fine of one hundred dollars ($100) per day until the obstruction is removed.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 118, § 19; G.L. 1909, ch. 144, § 19; G.L. 1923, ch. 149, § 18; G.L. 1938, ch. 112, § 18; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 100; G.L. 1956, § 46-6-9; P.L. 1979, ch. 266, § 1.