TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-64
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

SECTION 42-64-9.3


§ 42-64-9.3. Criminal penalties.

(a) No person shall knowingly make any false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained under this chapter or by any permit, rule, regulation or order issued under those sections, and no person shall falsify, tamper with or knowingly render inaccurate any monitoring device or method required to be maintained under this chapter or by any permit, rule, regulation or order issued under those sections.

(b) No person shall discharge into any outlet within the Quonset Point/Davisville Industrial Park any sewage or waste without a permit.

(c) No person shall construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank cesspool, dry well or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage wastes or other pollutants within the Quonset Point/Davisville Industrial Park.

(d) No person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently breach, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment, or dump garbage, refuse, or other material into any drain, storm sewer or other part of the wastewater collection or treatment system or on any property within the Quonset Point/Davisville Industrial Park.

(e) No person shall uncover, make any connection with, or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any interceptor or appurtenance of this interceptor, without first obtaining written permission from the corporation.

(f) No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any unpolluted waters such as storm water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to the corporation's wastewater treatment facility.

(g) Any person who is found guilty of violating willfully or with criminal negligence any of the provisions of this chapter or of any permit, rule or regulation issued pursuant to this chapter, or an order of the corporation shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both fine and imprisonment; and every person shall be deemed guilty of a separate and distinct offense for each day during which the violation shall be repeated or continued. Further, the person shall be liable for all damages directly related to the violation, including additional costs of handling and treatment of any prohibited wastes, and shall reimburse the corporation for actual enforcement costs incurred by the corporation including reasonable attorney's fees and administrative costs.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 39, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 62, § 2.)