Title 46
Waters and Navigation

Chapter 12.7
Oil Spill Prevention, Administration and Response Fund

R.I. Gen. Laws § 46-12.7-11

§ 46-12.7-11. Emergency loans.

In the event of an oil spill where more than ten thousand (10,000) gallons of oil have been discharged in the waters of the state, in any one day from a single event, the director, after a properly noticed public hearing, may make an emergency secured loan to any private individual or entity who demonstrated that the individual or entity may suffer substantial financial hardship as a result of the oil spill without such loans. However, loans under this section may be made only if the director determines that sufficient amounts are available in the fund to cover costs incurred by state and local governments and entities in responding to and cleaning up the spill. The director shall adopt any regulations and guidelines determined to be necessary regarding repayment terms, interest, security, and any other items the administrator deems appropriate.

History of Section.
P.L. 1996, ch. 289, § 4; P.L. 2002, ch. 62, § 2.