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§46-6-9  Notice to owner to remove obstruction – Penalty. –

Published: 2015

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Waters and Navigation


Obstructions to Navigation

SECTION 46-6-9

   § 46-6-9  Notice to owner to remove

obstruction – Penalty. –

(a) If any person resident or being in the United States is known to the

director as the owner of a vessel, or any interest therein, or as having or

exercising any control over the vessel as master, agent, insurer, or otherwise,

or, in case of any other unlawful or unauthorized obstruction, as having alone

or with others built, deposited, or caused the obstruction, or as owning,

maintaining, or using the obstruction in whole or in part, the director shall

give notice in writing to the owner or other person to remove the vessel or

other obstruction within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice, or such

extension of time as may be granted by the director.

   (b) It shall be deemed a sufficient notice to all owners and

other persons, if served upon any one or more of them by the director, or by

the director's order, by delivering the notice in hand, or by leaving it at the

usual place of business, residence, or abode, or by duly mailing it to the post

office address of the owner or other person on whom the notice is to be served.

   (c) Failure to comply with the notice shall result in a fine

of one hundred dollars ($100) per day until the obstruction is removed.

History of Section.

(G.L. 1896, ch. 118, § 19; G.L. 1909, ch. 144, § 19; G.L. 1923, ch.

149, § 18; G.L. 1938, ch. 112, § 18; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660,

§ 100; G.L. 1956, § 46-6-9; P.L. 1979, ch. 266, § 1.)