Health and Safety

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

SECTION 23-19-11.2

§ 23-19-11.2. Improvements of the central landfill.

(a) Under the initial resource recovery system set forth in § 23-19-11.1, it will be necessary to continue to use the central landfill in Johnston for a significant portion of the state's solid waste. In order to minimize the impact on the community of the use of the central landfill, the state and the corporation shall implement a central landfill improvement plan as soon as possible.

(b) The central landfill improvement plan shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following projects:

(1) The installation of city water in certain parts of the west of Johnston adjoining the landfill or which are impacted by its operation.

(2) Reconstruction of Green Hill Road from Plainfield Pike to Shun Pike.

(3) Minimization of visual impact of the central landfill to the extent possible by the use of fencing, grading, seeding, or the planting of vegetation and the development of an industrial/business park pursuant to § 23-19-35.1(c).

(c) The director of the department of administration is authorized and empowered to make advances from the general fund of the state to the corporation to fund the improvements set forth in subsection (b). The advances shall be returned to the general fund at the time or times that the director shall have specified and that the total amount of the advances shall be returned to the general fund at the time or times that the director shall have specified, and that the total amount of the outstanding and unreturned advances at any one time shall not exceed four million dollars ($4,000,000); and the state controller is authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of the advances upon receipt by him or her of proper vouchers signed by the director of administration; and the corporation shall repay the advances with proceeds of the bonds or notes issued by the corporation to permanently fund the improvements or from other corporation funds.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 522, § 3; P.L. 2001, ch. 316, § 1.)