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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau Of Insurance
Chapter 380. Rules Governing Underground Storage Tank Owners and Operators Group Self-Insurance Pools

14VAC5-380-20. Definitions.

"Act" means § 62.1-44.34:12 of the Code of Virginia.

"Administrator" means the individual, partnership, corporation or other entity authorized to serve as a representative of a pool and its members in carrying out the policies of the board and managing the pool's activities.

"Commission" means the State Corporation Commission.

"Contribution" means the amount of payments required of each member in order to fund the pool's obligations under the Plan.

"Group self-insurance pool" or "pool" means a pool organized by two or more owners and/or operators of underground storage tanks for the purpose of forming a group self-insurance pool in order to demonstrate financial responsibility for taking corrective action and compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage in cases of accidental releases arising from operating an underground storage tank.

"Insolvent" means (i) the condition of a pool that has liabilities in excess of assets or (ii) the inability of a pool to pay its obligations as they become due in the usual course of business.

"Member" means an owner or operator of an underground storage tank which has entered into a member agreement and thereby becomes a member in a group self- insurance pool.

"Member agreement" means the written agreement executed between each member and the pool which sets forth the conditions of membership in the pool, the obligations, if any, of each member to the other members and the terms, coverages, limits and deductibles of the Plan.

"Members' supervisory board" or "board" means the governing authority of the pool selected by the members to be responsible for fixing contributions to the pool, maintaining reserves, levying and collecting assessments for deficiencies, disposing of surpluses, and administration of the pool in the event of termination or insolvency.

"Plan" means the plan of self-insurance offered by the pool to its members as specifically designated in the member agreement.

"Service agent" means any individual, partnership, corporation or other entity that may provide any or all of the insurance services including, but not limited to, claim adjustment, safety engineering, compilation of statistics, the preparation of contribution payments, loss reports, and other required self-insurance reports, and the administration of a claims fund. The service agent may invest contributions for the benefit of members as directed by the supervisory board.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44.34:12 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Regulation 33, Case No. INS890261, § 3, eff. September 1, 1989.

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