445 R.I. Code R. § 445-RICR-00-00-1.8 - Notice

Current through December, 23, 2021

A. Notice Required - The Board shall give, or shall require any party to give, notice of the commencement of a scheduled hearing in any pending matter to all parties and to such other persons as the Board designates. After commencement, a hearing may by adjourned to a subsequent day upon oral notice to those present at the time of adjournment.
B. Form of Notice - Notice shall be by first class mail or personal service unless otherwise specified by the Board and shall be published in The Providence Journal-Bulletin and another newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the proposed facility is to be located. Nothing herein, however, shall limit the power of the Board to order notice by other means, including but not limited to notice by publication or notice in periodic bills sent to utility customers.
C. Contents of Notice - Notice shall include:
1. A statement of the time, place and nature of the hearing,
2. A statement of the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the hearing is held;
3. A reference to the particular sections of any statutes and rules involved and;
4. A short and plain statement of the matters involved. If at the time notice is given the Board or the party giving notice is unable to state the matters in detail which are to be the subject of the hearing, the initial notice may be limited to a statement of the issues involved and a detailed statement may be furnished at a later time.
D. Length of Notice - Notice of a preliminary hearing shall be given at least forty-five (45) days prior to the beginning of the preliminary hearing. Notice of a final hearing shall be given at least thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the final hearing. Notice of other hearings at which testimony and evidence shall be taken shall be given at least ten (10) days prior to the beginning of the hearing.
E. Address - Unless written notice to the contrary has been received by the Board, notices shall be sufficient if mailed or delivered to each party at the address designated by the party on the application, the notice to intervene or the motion to intervene.
F. Notice - Upon receiving an application, the Board shall immediately notify in writing the councils of the towns and cities affected by said construction.
G. The board shall have at least one public hearing in each town or city affected prior to holding its own hearings and prior to taking final action on any application. All details of acceptance for filing in R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-98-8(1) through (6) shall be presented at the town or city hearing for public comment.
H. Prior to the public hearing, the applicant shall give thirty days' public notice, through local newspapers, to the citizens in affected towns and cities.
I. Prior to the public hearing, the applicant shall give thirty days' individual notice, in writing, by certified mail, postage prepaid, to abutting land owners.


445 R.I. Code R. § 445-RICR-00-00-1.8
Amended effective November 28, 2018

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