§ 23-19-40. Utilization of buffer zone Restrictions.
(a) Legislative Purpose. (1) A buffer zone is an area between two (2) different land uses. The purpose of this section is to specifically prohibit using certain areas of the central landfill buffer zone for the expansion of any waste operations.
(2) The statutes which created the buffer zone contain no specific prohibitions on its use. This section is intended to add specific restrictions to the portion delineated in subsection (b)(1). It is not intended as authorization for waste operations in other areas of the buffer zone.
(b) Buffer Zone. (1) The Rhode Island resource recovery corporation and/or any successor, transferee, or assignee of the corporation and/or any other governmental entity or agency which conducts a solid waste management disposal business, is prohibited from using any real property situated in that triangular shaped area bounded by Central Avenue on the south and Reservoir Avenue on the east, whether already owned or hereafter acquired, for any extension of the entire operational portion of the central landfill, as defined in § 23-19-34, for any other type of waste operation, or for the opening or operation of any recycling or incineration operations.
(2) Any undeveloped real property in the area delineated in subsection (b)(1), that is presently owned or later acquired by the solid waste management corporation or by any successor, transferee or assignee of the corporation, or by any other governmental entity or agency which conducts a solid waste management or disposal business, shall be converted to and after this maintained as a vegetated area in its natural or in an altered vegetative state; provided, however, that a vegetated area may include public recreational facilities.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 221, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 80; P.L. 2001, ch. 316, § 1.)