§47-8-7  Liability insurance – Marking of vehicles. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE47/47-8/47-8-7.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 47

Weights and measures

CHAPTER 47-8

Gasoline and Petroleum Products

SECTION 47-8-7



   § 47-8-7  Liability insurance –

Marking of vehicles. –

(a) The owner of land or facilities used to store petroleum products or who

owns or leases vehicles used to transport petroleum products for purposes of

resale shall maintain a liability insurance policy which includes pollution

liability broad form coverage of no less than two million dollars ($2,000,000).

The insurance policy shall be comprehensive in nature and include coverage for

underground or aboveground contamination due to leakage from any kind of a

petroleum product stored on the land or facility or which may be discharged

from a vehicle transporting the petroleum product for purposes of resale. The

provisions of this section shall apply to owners of facilities that are engaged

in the business of selling petroleum products at wholesale or retail, and shall

not apply to leasing companies engaged in the business of leasing or renting

vehicles used to transport petroleum products.



   (b) Any petroleum delivery vehicle carrying petroleum

products must have certification, on Rhode Island form GU-1338A or Rhode Island

form DMU-1, of a two million dollar ($2,000,000) liability insurance policy

which includes pollution liability broad form coverage prior to registration of

the vehicle in the state of Rhode Island. Proof of certification of the

insurance must be on file with wholesale suppliers and/or petroleum distributor

terminals for vehicles to obtain petroleum products in Rhode Island for

marketing. A state of Rhode Island resale certificate number must also be on

file with the supplier and distributing terminal. The provisions of this

section relating to liability insurance do not apply in those cases where an

owner certifies that he or she is self insured, to at least the required

amount, and provides certification of the self insurance.



   (c)(1) Any petroleum delivery vehicle carrying petroleum

products must comply with section 397.21 of the federal Motor Carriers Safety

Regulations for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials, entitled "Marking of

Vehicles Operated by Private Carriers", prior to registration of the vehicle,

and maintain the registration of the vehicle by the motor vehicle division of

the department of administration of the state of Rhode Island. The marking

shall include the following:



   (i) Placarding in accordance with federal requirements.



   (ii) The name of the enterprise, and the city or town in

which the enterprise maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle or

vehicles are customarily based.



   (2) The markings must appear on both sides of the vehicle, be

in letters that contrast sharply in color with the background, be readily

legible during daylight hours from a distance of fifty feet (50') while the

vehicle is stationary, and be kept and maintained in a manner that retains the

legibility required. The marking may consist of a removable device if that

device meets the identification and legibility requirements of this subsection,

for a period not to exceed three (3) months after registration of said vehicle.



   (d) The director of the department of administration is

authorized and empowered to promulgate rules and regulations for the

enforcement and administration of the provisions of this section.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1983, ch. 266, § 4; P.L. 1984, ch. 288, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 84,

§ 119; P.L. 1992, ch. 150, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 209, § 1; P.L.

1999, ch. 426, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 340, § 67.)