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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 590. Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Financial Responsibility Requirements

9VAC25-590-80. Insurance and Group Self-Insurance Pool Coverage.

A. 1. An owner or operator may satisfy the requirements of 9VAC25-590-40 by obtaining liability insurance that conforms to the requirements of this section from a qualified insurer or by entering into a member agreement with a group self-insurance pool.

2. Such liability insurance may be in the form of a separate insurance policy or an endorsement to an existing insurance policy.

3. Group self-insurance pools shall comply with § 62.1-44.34:12 of the Code of Virginia and the rules promulgated by the State Corporation Commission designated as Chapter 380 of Title 14 of the Virginia Administrative Code and entitled "Rules Governing Underground Storage Tank Owners and Operators Group Self-Insurance Pools," (14VAC5-380).

B. Each liability insurance policy shall be amended by an endorsement worded in no respect less favorable than the coverage as specified in Appendix III, or evidenced by a certificate of insurance worded identically as specified in Appendix IV, except that instructions in brackets shall be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted.

C. Each liability insurance policy shall be issued by an insurer that, at a minimum, is licensed to transact the business of insurance or eligible to provide insurance as an excess or approved surplus lines insurer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

D. Each group self-insurance pool must be licensed in accordance with 14VAC5-380 and any coverage provided by such a pool shall be evidenced by a certificate of group self-insurance worded identically as specified in Appendix XII, except that instructions in brackets shall be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted.

E. Each liability insurance policy or group self-insurance pool plan shall provide first dollar coverage. The insurer or group self-insurance pool shall be liable for the payment of all amounts within any deductible applicable to the policy to the provider of corrective action or damaged third party, as provided in this chapter, with a right of reimbursement by the insured or member for any such payment made by the insurer or group self-insurance pool. This provision does not apply with respect to that amount of any deductible for which coverage is demonstrated under another mechanism or combination of mechanisms as specified in 9VAC25-590-60 through 9VAC25-590-110 and 9VAC25-590-250.

Statutory Authority

§§ 62.1-44.34:9 and 62.1-44.34:12 of the Code of Virginia; 40 CFR Part 280.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR680-13-03 § 8, eff. May 9, 1990; amended, Volume 10, Issue 01, eff. November 3, 1993; Volume 14, Issue 23, eff. September 2, 1998; Volume 21, Issue 08, eff. January 26, 2005.

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