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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 650. Closure Plans and Demonstration of Financial Capability
1/19/2020

9VAC25-650-120. Certificate of Deposit.

A. An owner or operator may satisfy the requirements of this chapter, wholly or in part, by assigning all rights, title and interest of a certificate of deposit to the board, conditioned so that the owner or operator shall comply with the approved facility closure plan filed for the facility. The issuing institution shall be an entity that has the authority to issue certificates of deposit in the Commonwealth of Virginia and whose operations are regulated and examined by a federal agency or the State Corporation Commission (Commonwealth of Virginia). The owner or operator must submit the originally signed assignment and the originally signed certificate of deposit, if applicable, to the board.

B. The assignment shall be on financial institution letterhead and worded as follows, except that instructions in parentheses shall be replaced with the relevant information and the parentheses deleted.

ASSIGNMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT ACCOUNT

City,______________________________ 20______________________________

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned assigns all right, title and interest to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Commonwealth of Virginia and its successors and assigns the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality the principal amount of the instrument, including all monies deposited now or in the future to that instrument, indicated below:

__If checked here, this assignment includes all interest now and hereafter accrued.

Certificate of Deposit Account No.

This assignment is given as security to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in the amount of ____________________ Dollars ($____________________).

Continuing Assignment. This assignment shall continue to remain in effect for all subsequent terms of the automatically renewable certificate of deposit.

Assignment of Document. The undersigned also assigns any certificate or other document evidencing ownership to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Additional Security. This assignment shall secure the payment of any financial assurance obligations of the (name of owner/operator) to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for closure activities at the (facility name and permit number) located (physical address).

Application of Funds. The undersigned agrees that all or any part of the funds of the indicated account or instrument may be applied to the payment of any and all financial assurance obligations of (name of owner/operator) to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for closure activities at the (facility name and address). The undersigned authorizes the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to withdraw any principal amount on deposit in the indicated account or instrument including any interest, if indicated, and to apply it in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's discretion to fund closure at the (facility name) or in the event of (name of owner or operator)'s failure to comply with the regulation entitled Closure Plans and Demonstration of Financial Capability, 9VAC25-650-10 et seq. The undersigned agrees that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality may withdraw any principal and/or interest from the indicated account or instrument without demand or notice. The undersigned agrees to assume any and all loss of penalty due to federal regulations concerning the early withdrawal of funds. Any partial withdrawal of principal or interest shall not release this assignment.

The party or parties to this Assignment set their hand or seals, or if corporate, has caused this assignment to be signed in its corporate name by its duly authorized officers and its seal to be affixed by authority of its Board of Directors the day and year above written.

SEAL

(Owner)

(Print name)

SEAL

(Owner)

(Print name)

THE FOLLOWING SECTION IS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE BRANCH OR LENDING OFFICE:

The signature(s) as shown above compare correctly with the name(s) as shown on record as owner(s) of the Certificate of Deposit indicated above. The above Assignment has been properly recorded by placing a hold in the amount of $____________________for the benefit of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

__If checked here, the accrued interest on the Certificate of Deposit indicated above has been maintained to capitalize versus being mailed by check or transferred to a deposit account.

I certify that the wording of this Assignment is identical to the wording required in 9VAC25-650-120 B as such regulations were constituted on the date shown immediately below.

(Signature)

(Date)

(Print name)

(Title)

C. The amount of the certificate of deposit shall be at least equal to the current closure cost estimate for the facility for which the permit application has been filed or any part thereof not covered by other financial assurance mechanisms. The owner or operator shall maintain the certificate of deposit and assignment until all activities required by the approved facility closure plan have been completed.

D. The owner or operator shall be entitled to demand, receive and recover the interest and income from the certificate of deposit as it becomes due and payable as long as the market value of the certificate of deposit plus any other mechanisms used continue to at least equal the amount of the current closure cost estimate.

E. Following a determination by the board that the owner or operator has ceased operations at the facility or has failed to complete closure activities in accordance with the approved facility closure plan or other permit or special order, the board shall cash the certificate of deposit.

F. Whenever the approved closure cost estimate increases to an amount greater than the amount of the certificate of deposit, the owner or operator shall, within 60 days of the increase, cause the amount of the certificate of deposit to be increased to an amount at least equal to the new estimate or obtain other financial assurance as specified in this chapter to cover the increase. Whenever the cost estimate decreases, the owner or operator may reduce the amount of the certificate of deposit to the new estimate following written approval by the board. The owner or operator must submit a certificate of deposit and assignment reflecting the new cost estimate within 60 days of the change in the cost estimate.

G. The board shall return the original assignment and certificate of deposit, if applicable, to the issuing institution for termination when:

1. The owner or operator substitutes acceptable alternate financial assurance for implementation of the closure plan as specified in this chapter; or

2. The board notifies the owner or operator that the owner or operator is no longer required by this chapter to maintain financial assurance for implementation of the closure plan for the facility.

Statutory Authority

§§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.18:3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 18, Issue 04, eff. December 5, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 21, eff. July 30, 2015.

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