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§ 4-409. Liability for oil spill damages

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 4. Water Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Water Pollution Control and Abatement
MD Code, Environment, § 4-409
§ 4-409. Liability for oil spill damages
Liability for damage to real or personal property
(a) The person responsible for the oil spillage shall be liable to any other person for any damage to his real or personal property directly caused by the spillage.
Financial responsibility requirements for underground oil storage tank owners
(b)(1) In this subsection, “owner of an underground oil storage tank” includes any person who:
(i) Causes an underground oil storage tank to be installed; or
(ii) Acquires, other than through a lease or rental, and uses an underground oil storage tank.
(2) The Department shall adopt regulations requiring the owner of an underground oil storage tank to provide evidence of financial responsibility for costs of cleanup, corrective action, and third party liability in the event of a discharge.
(3) Tanks subject to the financial responsibility requirements of this subsection shall be the same as those tanks for which financial assurance is required under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and limits of coverage shall be the same as those imposed under that act.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1. Amended by Acts 1987, c. 306, § 3; Acts 1990, c. 67; Acts 1992, c. 294.
Formerly Art. 96A, § 29BC.
MD Code, Environment, § 4-409, MD ENVIR § 4-409
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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