Fund for Cleaning Up Discharges of Petroleum: Expenditures for certain discharges
1.The Division may expend not more than $2,000,000 from the Fund per fiscal year as reimbursement for necessary costs incurred by the Division in the response to and cleanup of discharges in the State, including discharges from a storage tank and discharges from a mobile tank that occur during the transportation of petroleum or a petrochemical on roads and highways. The Interim Finance Committee may approve the expenditure of more than $2,000,000 from the Fund in a fiscal year for the purposes described in this subsection. If a discharge also involves another hazardous material, the Division may expend money pursuant to this section in the cleanup of the discharge and the other hazardous material. The Division shall not expend money from the Fund pursuant to this section to clean up discharges from pipelines.
2.Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, money from the Fund expended by the Division pursuant to this section must be used to augment, and must not be used to replace or supplant, any money available from other sources for the cleanup of discharges, including, without limitation, reimbursements by operators required to be made to the Division pursuant to NRS 445C.340 and 445C.360. If no money is available from those other sources, the Division may expend money from the Fund pursuant to this section to reimburse the Division for any costs specified in subsection 1.
3.If the Division expends money pursuant to this section to clean up a discharge involving:
(a)Petroleum, the operator of the tank shall reimburse the Division for the operator’s share of the costs for cleaning up the discharge.
(b)A petrochemical, the person who is responsible for the discharge shall reimburse the Division for the person’s share of the costs for cleaning up the discharge.
4.As used in this section:
(a)“Discharge” means, unless authorized by state or federal law, any:
(1)Release of a petrochemical into water or soil; or
(2)Release, leaking or spilling of petroleum or a petrochemical from a tank into water or soil.
(b)“Operator” means a person who owns, controls or is responsible for the operation of a tank.
(c)“Petrochemical” means a chemical derived from petroleum or a petroleum feedstock, including, without limitation, perchloroethylene and any degradation product of perchloroethylene.
(d)“Tank” means a storage tank or a mobile tank used to transport petroleum or a petrochemical received for sale or use in this State.
Section 445C.320 — Fund for Cleaning Up Discharges of Petroleum: Expenditures for certain discharges; limitations; reimbursement.,