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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 640. Aboveground Storage Tank and Pipeline Facility Financial Responsibility Requirements
1/25/2020

9VAC25-640-20. Applicability.

A. Unless otherwise exempted in this section or excluded in 9VAC25-640-30, operators of aboveground storage tank facilities having a maximum storage capacity of 25,000 gallons or greater of oil must demonstrate financial responsibility in accordance with the requirements of this chapter as a condition of operation.

B. Unless otherwise exempted in this section or excluded in 9VAC25-640-30, operators of pipelines must demonstrate financial responsibility in accordance with the requirements of this chapter as a condition of operation.

C. State and federal government entities whose debts and liabilities are the debts and liabilities of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the United States have the requisite financial strength and stability to fulfill their financial assurance requirements and are relieved of the requirements to further demonstrate an ability to provide financial responsibility under this chapter.

D. Local government entities are not required to comply with the requirements of this chapter.

E. If there is more than one operator for a facility, only one operator is required to demonstrate financial responsibility; however, all operators are jointly responsible for ensuring compliance with financial responsibility requirements.

F. The provisions in 9VAC25-640-220 apply to all operators of aboveground storage tank facilities, regardless of storage capacity, unless otherwise exempted or excluded in 9VAC25-640-30.

Statutory Authority

§§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.34:16 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 17, Issue 10, eff. March 2, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 02, eff. November 1, 2008.

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