Health and Safety

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

SECTION 23-19-13.4

§ 23-19-13.4. Host community assessment committee – Definition – Funding – Powers and duties.

(a) All applicants shall within seven (7) days from the date of the filing for a solid waste disposal license, notify the chief elected official or the chief executive officer of the municipality in which the facility is proposed to be sited of the filing for a solid waste disposal license. Within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice, the municipality may submit to the director a request for an amount not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) for the establishment of a local host community assessment committee which shall negotiate with the applicant a host community agreement that includes a host community benefit package. The host community agreement may address, but shall not be limited to, traffic concerns, hours of operation, highway improvements and litter control. The agreements may be over-ridden in the case of emergency by the director. The host community agreement may provide for benefits to the municipality, either monetary or nonmonetary which are in addition to the payments required by subsection (b). The request shall be in writing and shall state reasons for the requested amount. Within twenty (20) days of the receipt of the written request of the municipality, the director shall determine the amount payable by the applicant for establishment of the local host community assessment committee based upon the reasons stated in the request. The director shall notify the applicant and the municipality of the determination and the terms and conditions of payment. The failure of the applicant to comply shall be considered a withdrawal of the application.

(b) All public solid waste landfill and waste to energy facilities shall be required to pay to the municipality at minimum a per annum fee of one dollar ($1.00) per ton of solid waste disposed at the site or seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000), whichever is greater. The director may, by regulation, determine and impose disposal fees for other solid waste facilities.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 508, § 6, P.L. 1989, ch. 514, § 8.)