34A-13-49. Abandoned tank removal program created--Eligibility for participation. There is hereby created within the petroleum release compensation fund, a new program to be known as the abandoned tank removal program. Under this program, the director may provide payments for tank pulling and corrective action at abandoned sites where the owner or the person having legal custody of an abandoned site has voluntarily requested such action in the manner and time established by the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and if the following criteria are met:
(1) The owner or person having legal custody of the abandoned site has submitted to the director a written request to have the tank removed. The request shall be made in the manner established by the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to include documentation of eligibility for the site to participate in the abandoned tank removal program, proof of ownership, and legal description;
(2) The owner or person having legal custody of the abandoned site has, in writing, waived all claims against the state, its officers, agents, and employees for damages resulting directly or indirectly from the tank pulling or corrective action;
(3) If the abandoned site is on private property, all property taxes are current; and
(4) The owner or person having legal custody of the abandoned site has agreed to transfer ownership of the removed tank and its contents to the state.
No tank is eligible for coverage under this program if the tank is located at the site of a commercially operational motor fuel vendor in service on or after April 1, 1988.
Source: SL 2000, ch 175, § 1; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 31; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 156, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.
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