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§ 2810.1. Eligible Claimants.

23 CA ADC § 2810.1BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 23. Waters
Division 3. State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards
Chapter 18. Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Regulations
Article 4. the Fund
23 CCR § 2810.1
§ 2810.1. Eligible Claimants.
(a) Only a current or former owner or operator of an underground storage tank or residential tank who has paid or will pay for the costs for which reimbursement from the Fund is requested may file a claim against the Fund. In order to file a request for reimbursement of third party compensation costs, the owner or operator must be eligible to file a request for reimbursement of corrective action costs for the site at which the unauthorized release occurred, and the judgment, arbitration award, or settlement must have been entered or approved after January 1, 1988.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a person who owns a site may file a claim against the Fund if:
(1) an unauthorized release requiring corrective action previously occurred at the site;
(2) the site was the subject of completed corrective action;
(3) as a result of the corrective action identified in subdivisions (b)(1) and (b)(2), a regulatory agency issued a closure letter stating that no further action was required at the site;
(4) the person who completed the corrective action identified in subdivisions (b)(1) and (b)(2) was eligible for reimbursement from the Fund and filed a claim with the Fund;
(5) reimbursements by the Fund for earlier claims at the site did not exceed the amount of reimbursement authorized by section 2808.2, subdivision (b) of this chapter; and
(6) a regulatory agency requires additional corrective action at the site due to additionally discovered contamination from the previous unauthorized release.
(c) Purchasers of real property or persons who otherwise acquire real property on which an underground storage tank or residential tank is situated may not receive reimbursement from the Fund for a cost attributable to an occurrence that commenced prior to acquisition of the real property if:
(1) the purchaser or acquirer knew or in the exercise of reasonable diligence would have discovered that an underground storage tank or residential tank was located on the real property being acquired; and
(2) any person who owned the site or owned or operated an underground storage tank or residential tank at the site prior to acquisition by the purchaser or acquirer would not have been eligible for reimbursement from the Fund.
(d)(1) If an owner of an underground storage tank or residential tank is ineligible to file a claim against the Fund, the operator at the time of the act or omission causing the owner's ineligibility is also ineligible to file a claim for the site.
(2) If an operator of an underground storage tank or residential tank is ineligible to file a claim against the Fund, the owner at the time of the act or omission causing the operator's ineligibility is also ineligible to file a claim for the site.
(3) If a previous owner or operator of an underground storage tank or residential tank is ineligible to file a claim against the Fund, the current owner and the current operator may not receive reimbursement from the Fund for a cost attributable to an occurrence that commenced when a previous owner or operator had ownership or control over the underground storage tank or residential tank.
(e) For purposes of subdivisions (c) and (d)(3), an owner or operator may use one of the following to demonstrate that a cost is eligible for reimbursement from the Fund because the cost is attributable to an occurrence that commenced after an ineligible owner or operator ceased having ownership of or control over the underground storage tank or residential tank.
(1) A regulatory agency has issued a no further action letter for the site after the previous, ineligible owner or operator ceased having ownership of or control over the underground storage tank or residential tank.
(2) A person acquired the real property, underground storage tank, or residential tank, or commenced operating at a site in reliance on an environmental site assessment that concluded that petroleum contamination was not an environmental concern at the site. For purposes of this subdivision, an environmental site assessment must conform to the standards set forth in subdivision (e)(4) of this section.
(3) After a person acquired the real property, underground storage tank, or residential tank, or commenced operating at a site, an environmental site assessment concluded that petroleum contamination was not present at the site at the time of the assessment above regulatory action levels. For purposes of this subdivision, an environmental site assessment must conform to the standards set forth in subdivision (e)(4) of this section.
(4) A person may rely only on an environmental site assessment that conforms with all the standards of this subdivision (e)(4) to demonstrate that a cost to be submitted to the Fund is not attributable to an occurrence that commenced when a prior owner or operator had ownership of or control over an underground storage tank or residential tank.
(A) the person seeking to submit a claim to the Fund contracted with the person conducting the environmental site assessment for preparation of the site assessment;
(B) the environmental site assessment conforms to generally accepted commercial practices or standards for due diligence;
(C) a professional geologist or professional engineer substantially controls the environmental site assessment and signs the report of the environmental site assessment;
(D) the environmental site assessment concludes that petroleum contamination is not an environmental concern because either:
(i) there is no evidence that there has been a release at the property; or
(ii) to the extent there has been a release at the property, a regulatory agency has issued a written statement that no further action is required for any release identified by the environmental site assessment; and
(E) in those circumstances in which the person preparing the environmental site assessment determines that an underground storage tank or residential tank is present or has been present on the site, the environmental site assessment includes sampling at locations that, in the engineer's or geologist's professional opinion, are most likely to have petroleum contamination, but at a minimum, includes sampling and analysis of soil for petroleum constituents at each of the following locations:
(i) underneath the underground storage tank or residential tank,
(ii) at least once for each twenty linear feet of trench for piping, and
(iii) beneath each dispenser island at the site.
Note: Authority cited: Section 25299.77, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25299.10, 25299.13, 25299.37(a)-(c), 25299.51(f) and (i), 25299.54, 25299.55, 25299.57 and 25299.58, Health and Safety Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 12-2-91 as an emergency; operative 12-2-91. Text remains in effect uninterrupted pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 25299.77 (Register 92, No. 9).
2. Editorial correction of printing errors in History 1. (Register 92, No. 43).
3. Amendment of subsection (a)(6) filed 12-27-94 as an emergency; operative 12-27-94 (Register 94, No. 52). Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, this section shall not be repealed by OAL and shall remain in effect until revised by the State Water Resources Control Board, pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 25299.77, subdivision (b).
4. Amendment of section and Note filed 10-27-2000; operative 11-26-2000 (Register 2000, No. 43).
5. Amendment of subsection (a) and Note filed 7-6-2004; operative 8-5-2004 (Register 2004, No. 28).
This database is current through 6/17/22 Register 2022, No. 24
23 CCR § 2810.1, 23 CA ADC § 2810.1
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