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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 70. Financial Assurance Regulations for Solid Waste Disposal, Transfer and Treatment Facilities
9/24/2020

9VAC20-70-220. Corporate Guarantee.

A. An owner or operator may meet the requirements of this article by obtaining a written guarantee, hereafter referred to as "corporate guarantee." The guarantor shall be the direct or higher-tier parent corporation of the owner or operator, a firm whose parent corporation is also the parent corporation of the owner or operator, or a firm with a "substantial business relationship" with the owner or operator.

B. Financial component. The guarantor shall meet the requirements for owners or operators in 9VAC20-70-200 and shall comply with the terms of the corporate guarantee.

C. Reporting requirements.

1. The wording of the corporate guarantee shall be identical to the wording specified in 9VAC20-70-290 J. The corporate guarantee shall accompany the items sent to the director as specified in subdivision 2 of 9VAC20-70-200. A copy of the guarantee and other items listed in subdivision 2 of 9VAC20-70-200 shall be placed in the facility's operating record.

2. If the guarantor's parent corporation is also the parent corporation of the owner or operator, the letter shall describe the value received in consideration of the guarantee. If the guarantor is a firm with a "substantial business relationship" with the owner or operator, this letter shall describe this "substantial business relationship" and the value received in consideration of the guarantee.

3. The guarantee shall be effective and the guarantor shall submit the items specified in subdivision 2 of 9VAC20-70-200 before the initial receipt of the waste or before the effective date of this amendment, whichever is later in the case of closure or post-closure care, or no later than 120 days after the corrective action remedy has been selected. If the owner or operator changes the financial assurance mechanism to corporate guarantee from any other mechanism, the guarantor shall submit the required items 60 days before the former mechanism expires.

D. The terms of the corporate guarantee shall provide that:

1. If the owner or operator fails to perform final closure or post-closure care, or corrective action of a facility covered by the corporate guarantee in accordance with the closure, post-closure care or corrective action plan and other permit or order requirements whenever required to do so, the guarantor shall:

a. Perform, or pay a third party to perform, closure, post-closure care, and/or corrective action as required (performance guarantee); or

b. Establish a fully funded trust fund as specified in 9VAC20-70-150 in the name of the owner or operator (payment guarantee).

2. The corporate guarantee will remain in force unless the guarantor sends a prior notice of cancellation by certified mail to the owner or operator and to the director. Cancellation may not occur, however, during the 120 days beginning on the date of receipt of the notice of cancellation by both the owner or operator and the director, as evidenced by the return receipts.

3. If a guarantee is canceled, the owner or operator must, within 90 days following receipt of the cancellation notice by the owner or operator, obtain alternate financial assurance, and submit the required documentation to the director.

4. If the owner or operator fails to provide alternate financial assurance as specified in this article and to obtain the written approval of such alternate assurance from the director within 90 days after the receipt by both the owner or operator and the director of a notice of cancellation of the corporate guarantee from the guarantor, the guarantor will provide such alternate financial assurance in the name of the owner or operator.

E. If a corporate guarantor no longer meets the requirements of subdivision 1 of 9VAC20-70-200, the owner or operator must, within 90 days following the close of the guarantor's fiscal year, obtain alternative assurance and submit the required documentation to the director. If the owner or operator fails to provide alternate financial assurance within the 90-day period, the guarantor must provide that alternate assurance within 120 days following the close of the guarantor's fiscal year, obtain alternative assurance, and submit the necessary documentation to the director.

F. The owner or operator is no longer required to submit the items specified in this section when:

1. The owner or operator substitutes alternate financial assurance; or

2. The owner or operator is released from the requirements by the director.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1402 and 10.1-1410 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 14, Issue 06, eff. January 7, 1998; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 03, eff. November 21, 2001.

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