Nev. Admin. Code § 445C.270 - Discharges: Duties of operators; submission and contents of application for coverage; maintenance of records

Current through March 28, 2022

1. The operator of a storage tank shall report any discharge promptly in accordance with the requirements of NAC 445A.347 and 40 C.F.R. §§ 280.50, 280.53 and 280.61.
2. As soon as possible after the discharge, the operator shall submit to the Division an application for coverage by the Fund for the discharge. The application for coverage must be submitted on the form prescribed by the Division and must include:
(a) A written description of how, when and where the discharge occurred;
(b) A description of any damage known to the operator to have been caused by the discharge; and
(c) If the services of a person certified as an environmental manager pursuant to NAC 459.972 have been obtained, the name of that person.
3. The operator shall take all reasonable steps to protect the site of the discharge from further damage in accordance with the provisions of 40 C.F.R. §§ 280.61 and 280.62.
4. The operator shall:
(a) Prepare and maintain a record of all costs incurred by him or her in cleaning up the discharge.
(b) Permit the Division to inspect any property or records relating to the discharge or damage caused by the discharge.
(c) Notify the Division if the cost of:
(1) An emergency action; or
(2) The initial response actions and abatement measures prescribed by 40 C.F.R. §§ 280.61 and 280.62, will exceed $5,000.
(d) If the operator is seeking reimbursement by the Fund for the costs of cleaning up the tank or of liability for damages, unless an employee of the operator will be providing services that are exempted from the provisions of NAC 459.970 to 459.9729, inclusive, by subsection 1 of NAC 459.9718, obtain the services of a person who is certified as an environmental manager pursuant to NAC 459.972.
(e) Obtain approval from the Division or secure not less than three competitive bids for a task included in a corrective action that costs more than $3,000, an amount which may be adjusted annually by the Division and published on the website of the Division on or before March 1 of each year to reflect the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor between December 1989 and December of the immediately preceding year and rounded to the nearest $1,000, if:
(1) The corrective action necessitated by a discharge from a storage tank is not an emergency pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 445C.210; and
(2) The operator is seeking reimbursement by the Fund for the costs of cleaning up the tank or of liability for damages.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 445C.270
(Added to NAC by Bd. to Review Claims, eff. 6-15-90; A 12-23-91; 1-22-96; A by Div. of Environmental Protec. by R226-05, 5-4-2006; A by Bd. to Review Claims by R009-16, 6-28-2016; A by Environmental Comm'n by R123-16, 11-2-2016) - (Substituted in revision for NAC 590.760)

NRS 445C.310, 445C.360

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