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§ 2811. Permitting and Other Eligibility Requirements.

23 CA ADC § 2811BARCLAYS 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 § 2811
§ 2811. Permitting and Other Eligibility Requirements.
(a) An owner or operator of an underground storage tank or a residential tank for which a permit is required under section 25284 of the Health and Safety Code shall be entitled to reimbursement for eligible corrective action, regulatory technical assistance, and third party compensation costs if all of the following are met:
(1) There was an unauthorized release of petroleum from the underground storage tank or residential tank.
(2)(A) Except as provided in subdivision (B), the claimant has complied with the permit requirements of chapter 6.7 (commencing with section 25280).
(B) If the underground storage tank or residential tank that is the subject of the claim was installed before January 1, 1990, and the claimant owned or operated the tank before January 1, 1990, the claimant must have obtained any permit required by Health and Safety Code, division 20, chapter 6.7, or filed a substantially complete application for any required permit on or before January 1, 1990. If the claimant did not obtain or file for a permit required by Health and Safety Code section 25284 on or before January 1, 1990, then the claimant may seek a waiver of the requirement to obtain a permit, as set forth in subdivisions 1. and 2. below.
1. For claims filed before January 1, 1994, a claimant may obtain a waiver of the requirement to obtain a permit required by Health and Safety Code section 25284 if the claimant owned or operated the tank before January 1, 1990, and demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Division that obtaining or applying for a permit was beyond the claimant's reasonable control, or that under the circumstances of the particular case, it would be unreasonable or inequitable to impose the requirement to obtain a permit. Any claimant who obtains a waiver of the requirement to obtain a permit pursuant to this subdivision shall pursue with reasonable diligence and obtain any permit required by Health and Safety Code, division 20, chapter 6.7.
2. For claims filed on or after January 1, 1994, and for claims filed before January 1, 1994, but where the claimant is not granted a waiver pursuant to subdivision 1. above, a claimant may obtain a waiver of the requirement to obtain a permit required by Health and Safety Code section 25284 if the claimant owned or operated the tank before January 1, 1990, and demonstrates all of the following to the satisfaction of the Division:
a. The claimant was unaware prior to January 1, 1990, of the requirement to obtain a permit, and the claimant did not intentionally avoid the requirement or associated fees at any time.
b. Before submitting the application to the Fund, the claimant complied with the financial responsibility requirements set forth in section 25299.31 of the Health and Safety Code.
c. Before submitting the application to the Fund, the claimant paid for and obtained any currently required permit.
d. Before submitting the application to the Fund, the claimant paid all currently due fees, interest, and penalties imposed pursuant to Health and Safety Code, division 20, chapter 6.75, article 5 (commencing with section 25299.40) and Revenue and Taxation Code, division 2, part 26 (commencing with section 50101) for the underground storage tank that is the subject of the claim.
(C) A claimant to whom the Division grants a waiver pursuant to subdivision (B)2. shall obtain a level of financial responsibility in an amount twice as great as the amount that the claimant is otherwise required to obtain pursuant to section 25299.32 of the Health and Safety Code. The Division may waive the requirements of this subdivision if the claimant can demonstrate that the conditions specified in subdivisions (B)2.a., b., c., and d. above were satisfied before the release resulting in contamination. That demonstration may be made through a certification issued by the permitting agency based on site and underground storage tank tests at the time of permit application, or in any other manner acceptable to the Division.
(3) The claimant has complied with any applicable financial responsibility requirements.
(4) On or after January 1, 1988, the claimant was required to perform corrective action pursuant to Health and Safety Code, division 20, chapter 6.7, Water Code, division 7, or section 25299.37 of the Health and Safety Code. If the claimant knew of the unauthorized release of petroleum that is the subject of the claim before January 1, 1988, and failed to initiate corrective action on or before June 30, 1988, then the claimant may not file a claim against the Fund.
(5) Any corrective action performed before December 2, 1991, was performed in accordance with Health and Safety Code, division 20, chapter 6.7 and Water Code, division 7. Any corrective action performed on or after December 2, 1991, was performed in accordance with California Code of Regulations, title 23, division 3, chapter 16, article 11. Any corrective action performed was performed in accordance with the written or oral directives of the appropriate regulatory agency. If oral directives are relied upon, the claimant shall provide a written statement from the regulatory agency certifying that the directives were issued or other verification as may be acceptable to the Division.
(6) The claimant paid all currently due fees, interest, and penalties imposed pursuant to Health and Safety Code, division 20, chapter 6.75, article 5 (commencing with section 25299.40) and Revenue and Taxation Code, division 2, part 26 (commencing with section 50101) for the underground storage tank that is the subject of the claim.
(b) An owner or operator of a residential tank for which a permit is not required under section 25284 of the Health and Safety Code shall be entitled to reimbursement for eligible corrective action, regulatory technical assistance, and third party compensation costs only if the conditions set forth in subdivisions (a)(1) and (3) of this section are met, and if any corrective action performed was required to be performed by the regulatory agency and was performed in accordance with the written or oral directives of the regulatory agency. If oral directives are relied upon, the claimant shall provide a written statement from the regulatory agency certifying that the directives were issued or shall provide such other verification as may be acceptable to the Division.
Note: Authority cited: Section 25299.77, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25299.13, 25299.37(a)-(c), 25299.54, 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 subsections (a) and (a)(2), new subsections (a)(2)(A)-(C), and amendment of subsections (b) and (c) 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. Editorial correction of subsection (c) (Register 96, No. 32).
5. Amendment of subsections (a)(2)(B)(i) and (a)(2)(C) filed 8-8-96; operative 8-8-96 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 96, No. 32).
6. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 10-27-2000; operative 11-26-2000 (Register 2000, No. 43).
7. Amendment of section 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 § 2811, 23 CA ADC § 2811
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