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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 whoowns or leases vehicles used to transport petroleum products for purposes ofresale shall maintain a liability insurance policy which includes pollutionliability broad form coverage of no less than two million dollars ($2,000,000).The insurance policy shall be comprehensive in nature and include coverage forunderground or aboveground contamination due to leakage from any kind of apetroleum product stored on the land or facility or which may be dischargedfrom a vehicle transporting the petroleum product for purposes of resale. Theprovisions of this section shall apply to owners of facilities that are engagedin the business of selling petroleum products at wholesale or retail, and shallnot apply to leasing companies engaged in the business of leasing or rentingvehicles used to transport petroleum products.

   (b) Any petroleum delivery vehicle carrying petroleumproducts must have certification, on Rhode Island form GU-1338A or Rhode Islandform DMU-1, of a two million dollar ($2,000,000) liability insurance policywhich includes pollution liability broad form coverage prior to registration ofthe vehicle in the state of Rhode Island. Proof of certification of theinsurance must be on file with wholesale suppliers and/or petroleum distributorterminals for vehicles to obtain petroleum products in Rhode Island formarketing. A state of Rhode Island resale certificate number must also be onfile with the supplier and distributing terminal. The provisions of thissection relating to liability insurance do not apply in those cases where anowner certifies that he or she is self insured, to at least the requiredamount, and provides certification of the self insurance.

   (c) Any petroleum delivery vehicle carrying petroleumproducts must comply with section 397.21 of the federal Motor Carriers SafetyRegulations for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials, entitled "Marking ofVehicles Operated by Private Carriers", prior to registration of the vehicle,and maintain the registration of the vehicle by the motor vehicle division ofthe department of administration of the state of Rhode Island. The markingshall include the following:

   (i) Placarding in accordance with federal requirements.

   (ii) The name of the enterprise, and the city or town inwhich the enterprise maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle orvehicles are customarily based.

   (2) The markings must appear on both sides of the vehicle, bein letters that contrast sharply in color with the background, be readilylegible during daylight hours from a distance of fifty feet (50') while thevehicle is stationary, and be kept and maintained in a manner that retains thelegibility required. The marking may consist of a removable device if thatdevice 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 isauthorized and empowered to promulgate rules and regulations for theenforcement and administration of the provisions of this section.

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Statutes > Rhode-island > Title-47 > Chapter-47-8 > 47-8-7

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 whoowns or leases vehicles used to transport petroleum products for purposes ofresale shall maintain a liability insurance policy which includes pollutionliability broad form coverage of no less than two million dollars ($2,000,000).The insurance policy shall be comprehensive in nature and include coverage forunderground or aboveground contamination due to leakage from any kind of apetroleum product stored on the land or facility or which may be dischargedfrom a vehicle transporting the petroleum product for purposes of resale. Theprovisions of this section shall apply to owners of facilities that are engagedin the business of selling petroleum products at wholesale or retail, and shallnot apply to leasing companies engaged in the business of leasing or rentingvehicles used to transport petroleum products.

   (b) Any petroleum delivery vehicle carrying petroleumproducts must have certification, on Rhode Island form GU-1338A or Rhode Islandform DMU-1, of a two million dollar ($2,000,000) liability insurance policywhich includes pollution liability broad form coverage prior to registration ofthe vehicle in the state of Rhode Island. Proof of certification of theinsurance must be on file with wholesale suppliers and/or petroleum distributorterminals for vehicles to obtain petroleum products in Rhode Island formarketing. A state of Rhode Island resale certificate number must also be onfile with the supplier and distributing terminal. The provisions of thissection relating to liability insurance do not apply in those cases where anowner certifies that he or she is self insured, to at least the requiredamount, and provides certification of the self insurance.

   (c) Any petroleum delivery vehicle carrying petroleumproducts must comply with section 397.21 of the federal Motor Carriers SafetyRegulations for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials, entitled "Marking ofVehicles Operated by Private Carriers", prior to registration of the vehicle,and maintain the registration of the vehicle by the motor vehicle division ofthe department of administration of the state of Rhode Island. The markingshall include the following:

   (i) Placarding in accordance with federal requirements.

   (ii) The name of the enterprise, and the city or town inwhich the enterprise maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle orvehicles are customarily based.

   (2) The markings must appear on both sides of the vehicle, bein letters that contrast sharply in color with the background, be readilylegible during daylight hours from a distance of fifty feet (50') while thevehicle is stationary, and be kept and maintained in a manner that retains thelegibility required. The marking may consist of a removable device if thatdevice 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 isauthorized and empowered to promulgate rules and regulations for theenforcement and administration of the provisions of this section.


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Statutes > Rhode-island > Title-47 > Chapter-47-8 > 47-8-7

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 whoowns or leases vehicles used to transport petroleum products for purposes ofresale shall maintain a liability insurance policy which includes pollutionliability broad form coverage of no less than two million dollars ($2,000,000).The insurance policy shall be comprehensive in nature and include coverage forunderground or aboveground contamination due to leakage from any kind of apetroleum product stored on the land or facility or which may be dischargedfrom a vehicle transporting the petroleum product for purposes of resale. Theprovisions of this section shall apply to owners of facilities that are engagedin the business of selling petroleum products at wholesale or retail, and shallnot apply to leasing companies engaged in the business of leasing or rentingvehicles used to transport petroleum products.

   (b) Any petroleum delivery vehicle carrying petroleumproducts must have certification, on Rhode Island form GU-1338A or Rhode Islandform DMU-1, of a two million dollar ($2,000,000) liability insurance policywhich includes pollution liability broad form coverage prior to registration ofthe vehicle in the state of Rhode Island. Proof of certification of theinsurance must be on file with wholesale suppliers and/or petroleum distributorterminals for vehicles to obtain petroleum products in Rhode Island formarketing. A state of Rhode Island resale certificate number must also be onfile with the supplier and distributing terminal. The provisions of thissection relating to liability insurance do not apply in those cases where anowner certifies that he or she is self insured, to at least the requiredamount, and provides certification of the self insurance.

   (c) Any petroleum delivery vehicle carrying petroleumproducts must comply with section 397.21 of the federal Motor Carriers SafetyRegulations for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials, entitled "Marking ofVehicles Operated by Private Carriers", prior to registration of the vehicle,and maintain the registration of the vehicle by the motor vehicle division ofthe department of administration of the state of Rhode Island. The markingshall include the following:

   (i) Placarding in accordance with federal requirements.

   (ii) The name of the enterprise, and the city or town inwhich the enterprise maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle orvehicles are customarily based.

   (2) The markings must appear on both sides of the vehicle, bein letters that contrast sharply in color with the background, be readilylegible during daylight hours from a distance of fifty feet (50') while thevehicle is stationary, and be kept and maintained in a manner that retains thelegibility required. The marking may consist of a removable device if thatdevice 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 isauthorized and empowered to promulgate rules and regulations for theenforcement and administration of the provisions of this section.

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