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TOLLING STATUTE - EFFECT ON EXPIRATION DATESTolling is the suspension of time for certain permits issued by DEM, having the effect of automatically extending the period of validity of such permits. The Tolling Statute, RI General Law 42-17.1-2.5, was amended June 25, 2013 to further extend the tolling period which now runs from November 9, 2009 to June 30, 2015. As an example, an OWTS permit issued for a new building that would have expired on November 9, 2009 is now valid thru June 30, 2015. The complete text of the Tolling legislation can be viewed on the RI General Assembly website at http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText13/HouseText13/H5265A.pdf. The law also affects the expiration date of permits issued after the tolling period began.
Applicable permits and decisions issued by the DEM Office of Water Resources which are affected by the Tolling Statute are those related to development of property only. They include the following programs:
No action is required on the part of applicants to extend the expiration date. The extension is automatic. See the table for a listing of the new expiration dates that apply to affected permits. In order to receive a written confirmation of the new expiration date (and have that appear in the DEM Permit database where applicable), applicants must fill-out and submit the Permit Tolling Expiration Date Change Form. Our file records will be updated when the form is executed by DEM. The applicant will receive a copy of the executed form.
Should you have any questions, please call Linda Washington at 222-4700 Ext. 7718, or the person who issued the permit in the applicable program office.