§ 46-17.2-4. Sale and application of tributyltin compounds.
(a) Except as provided in this chapter, a person may not distribute, possess, sell, offer for sale, apply, or offer for use or application any marine antifoulant paint containing tributyltin compounds. Authorized personnel of the department of environmental management, department of the attorney general, and state police may seize any antifoulant paint held in violation of this chapter and any seized substances shall be considered forfeited.
(b) A person may distribute or sell a marine antifoulant paint containing tributyltin with an acceptable release rate to the owner or agent of a commercial boat yard. The owner or agent of a commercial boat yard may possess and apply, or purchase for application, an antifoulant paint containing tributyltin with an acceptable release rate; however, the paint may be applied only within a commercial boat yard and only to vessels which exceed sixty-five feet (65′) in length or which have aluminum hulls, or to vessels less than sixty-five feet (65′) in length if it is applied only to the outboard or lower drive unit of the vessels.
(c) A person may distribute, sell or apply, a marine antifoulant paint containing tributyltin having an acceptable release rate if the paint is distributed or sold in a spray can in a quantity of sixteen ounces (16 oz.) avoirdupois or less, and is commonly referred to as outboard or lower unit paint.
History of Section.
P.L. 1988, ch. 568, § 1.