Health and Safety

Air Pollution

SECTION 23-23-6

§ 23-23-6. Investigation and hearing of complaint of pollution – Public disclosure.

(a) If the director shall have cause to believe that any person is violating any provision of this chapter or rule or regulation or any order made under this chapter, it shall be the duty of the director to cause the matter to be investigated. Except as provided in § 23-23-16, before making any finding that a violation has occurred, that person shall be granted a hearing. At all hearings, the director shall receive evidence and hear witnesses in behalf of the person believed to be causing air pollution.

(b) The director shall maintain records concerning all investigations undertaken and findings made pursuant to this section. Those records shall be made available for public inspection and shall include the following information:

(1) The names and addresses of persons investigated;

(2) The date or dates of any hearing or hearings conducted with respect to those persons and the time and place of the hearings;

(3) Any findings made by the director after the conclusion of the hearings.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 256, § 1; P.L. 1970, ch. 289, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-25-6; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)