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
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
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 §
through (6) shall be presented at the town or
city hearing for public comment.
Prior to the public hearing, the applicant shall give thirty days' public
notice, through local newspapers, to the citizens in affected towns and
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.