Licensing Aquatic Venues (216-RICR-50-05-4)


216-RICR-50-05-4 ACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 50 Environmental Health
Subchapter 05 Water Quality
Part 4 Licensing Aquatic Venues (216-RICR-50-05-4)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 07/03/2020 to 11/26/2020

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-22-2
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1-1
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1-17
R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.10
Executive Order 20-50

Purpose and Reason :

Establishing operation criteria for licensed aquatic venues and aquatic facilities in Rhode Island during the COVID-19 state of emergency in the interest of the public’s health.

 

Editorial Notes :

The agency filed this emergency amendment to revise the content of the emergency amendment effective on 06/15/2020. The regulation was first adopted as an emergency on 05/30/2020 and is effective for 120 days. The emergency was then extended for a period of 60 days. The effective dates of this amendment to the emergency amendment were edited to correspond with the ineffective date of the original emergency amendment.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

The stay at home order for the state of Rhode Island caused by COVID-19, the new disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has been lifted. In order to prevent further spread of COVID-19 as individuals begin to leave their homes more frequently and establishments begin to reopen, protective measures must be followed and implemented for licensed aquatic venues and aquatic facilities and bathers to ensure the public’s health and welfare is protected.