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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 37FINANCIAL ASSURANCE
SUBCHAPTER IFINANCIAL ASSURANCE FOR PETROLEUM UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK SYSTEMS
RULE §37.830Guarantee

(a) An owner or operator may satisfy the requirements of §37.815 of this title (relating to Amount and Scope of Required Financial Responsibility) by obtaining a guarantee that conforms to the requirements of this section. The guarantor must be:

  (1) a firm that:

    (A) possesses a controlling interest in the owner or operator;

    (B) possesses a controlling interest in a firm described under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph; or

    (C) is controlled through stock ownership by a common parent firm that possesses a controlling interest in the owner or operator; or

  (2) a firm engaged in a substantial business relationship with the owner or operator and issuing the guarantee as an act incident to that business relationship.

(b) Within 120 days of the close of each financial reporting year the guarantor must demonstrate that it meets the financial test criteria of §37.825 of this title (relating to Financial Test of Self-Insurance) based on year-end financial statements for the latest completed financial reporting year by completing the letter from the chief financial officer described in §37.825(d) of this title and must deliver the letter to the owner or operator. If the guarantor fails to meet the requirements of the financial test at the end of any financial reporting year, within 120 days of the end of that financial reporting year the guarantor shall send by certified mail, before cancellation or nonrenewal of the guarantee, notice to the owner or operator. If the agency notifies the guarantor that he or she no longer meets the requirements of the financial test of §37.825(b) or (c) and (d) of this title the guarantor must notify the owner or operator within ten days of receiving this notification from the agency. In both cases, the guarantee will terminate no less than 120 days after the date the owner or operator receives the notification, as evidenced by the return receipt. The owner or operator must obtain alternate coverage as specified in §37.890(c) of this title (relating to Bankruptcy or Other Incapacity of Owner or Operator or Provider of Financial Assurance).

(c) The guarantee must be worded as follows, except that instructions in parentheses are to be replaced with the relevant information and the parentheses deleted.

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(d) An owner or operator who uses a guarantee to satisfy the requirements of §37.815 of this title must establish a standby trust fund when the guarantee is obtained. Under the terms of the guarantee, all amounts paid by the guarantor under the guarantee will be deposited directly into the standby trust fund in accordance with instructions from the executive director under §37.880 of this title (relating to Drawing on Financial Assurance Mechanisms). This standby trust fund must meet the requirements specified in §37.855 of this title (relating to Standby Trust Fund).


Source Note: The provisions of this §37.830 adopted to be effective November 23, 2000, 25 TexReg 11399; amended to be effective February 13, 2003, 28 TexReg 1196; amended to be effective May 8, 2008, 33 TexReg 3644

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