2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 46 - Waters and Navigation
CHAPTER 46-28 - The Rhode Island Rivers Council
§ 46-28-7.1 - Power and duties of the state planning council.
§ 46-28-7.1 Power and duties of the state planning council. In order to carry out the purposes of this chapter, the state planning council shall adopt a rivers policy and a classification plan for the state of Rhode Island as elements of the state guide plan in accordance with the provisions of § 42-11-10. The procedure for adoption shall be as follows: Upon notification from the rivers council that it has completed preparation of the rivers policy or classification plan as set forth in § 46-28-7(c) and (d), respectively, the state planning council and rivers council shall jointly conduct a public hearing in the manner specified in chapter 35 of title 42. Following the public hearing, the rivers council shall, in consultation with the statewide planning program, make its recommendation to the state planning council. The state planning council may make any revisions or amendments to the rivers policy or classification plan as recommended by the rivers council that are necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter, to achieve consistency with applicable provisions of law, or to consider comments made at the public hearing.
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