Blasting operations are risky so some jurisdiction add local licensing requirements to those imposed by Federal Code. Operators in Rhode Island must file a Rhode Island blasting license bond in order to receive a license. The prevailing statute does not specifically identify liability insurance requirements however the nature of the required surety bond is similar to "property damage and personal injury" coverage. Title 23. Health and Safety §23-28.28-32, orders an applicant to provide a bond which is, "approved by the state fire marshal, and with such conditions as the state fire marshal shall reasonably deem necessary and for such additional penal sums as the state fire marshal shall determine to be necessary to cover the losses, damages, or injuries that might ensue to persons or property by reason.
The Rhode Island blasting license bond must run to the Fire Marshal and be issued in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). The surety bond guarantees reimbursement for those losses, damages or injuries that might persons or property might suffer as a result of blasting work. The licensing statute also requires the blasting operator to comply with all laws regulating blasting and to maintain its explosives magazine securely. Before the state will issue a license, the applicant must show compliance with the federal BATF as well. Per the Fire Marshal's website, "A Rhode Island License will not be approved and/or issued until a copy of your Federal Explosive License (FTE)(either a Responsible Person(s) or Employee/Possessor) from ATF&E has been received." The Department instructs candidates to submit to:
Office of the State Fire Marshal
560 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02886
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