Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 459.760
Reimbursement of expenses of responding state agency; reporting of need for additional funding; action by Attorney General.


Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any state agency accruing expenses in responding to a spill of or an accident or motor vehicle crash involving hazardous material may present an itemized accounting of those expenses with a demand for reimbursement of those expenses to the person responsible for the hazardous material. Payment of the reimbursement must be made within 60 days after the person receives notice from the agency of the amount due. The provisions of this section do not apply to a spill of or an accident or motor vehicle crash involving natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas while it is under the responsibility of a public utility.


If the state agency cannot recover the full amount of reimbursement from the person responsible, it may report to the Commission its need for additional funding. The Commission shall notify the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means during a regular or special session of the Legislature, or the Interim Finance Committee if the Legislature is not in session, of the state agency’s need for additional funding.


At the request of the state agency, and at any time after the payment for reimbursement is due, the Attorney General shall initiate recovery by legal action of the amount of any unpaid reimbursement plus interest at a rate determined pursuant to NRS 17.130 computed from the date of the incident.
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