2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 46 - Waters and Navigation
CHAPTER 46-13 - Public Drinking Water Supply
§ 46-13-2.1 - Approval required.
§ 46-13-2.1 Approval required. (a) No person shall operate or maintain a public water supply system unless the system is approved by the director of health. Applications for approval shall be made to the director on forms provided for this purpose.
(b) Upon receipt of an application, the director shall review the application, supporting documents, and conduct an inspection of the public water supply system to determine if it meets the requirements for approval set forth in this chapter and the regulations adopted hereunder. If, after review, the director determines that the public water supply system complies with the requirements of this chapter and the regulations adopted hereunder, approval of the application to operate or maintain a public water supply system shall be granted.
(c) An approval, unless sooner suspended or revoked, shall expire on the 30th day of June following its issuance and may be reviewed from year to year. Each approval shall be issued only for the public water supply system and persons named on the application, and shall not be transferable or assignable.
(d) The initial fee for any approval and the approval renewal fee shall be established by the director by regulation. The fees, as established by the director, shall be related to the costs incurred in operating the program and may include administrative, personnel, equipment, laboratory services and such other related costs necessary to carry out the provisions of this section of the law. All fees collected under this section shall be deposited as general revenues.
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