Each owner and operator of an underground storage tank that is subject to regulation under this chapter shall pay annually to the department a fee of one hundred dollars for each tank. An owner or operator who sold or relinquished legal, equitable or possessory interest in the property on or before January 1, 1990 shall not be responsible to pay the fee prescribed by this section. The director, with the approval of the attorney general, may abate fee balances if the administration costs exceed the amount of the fees due. The fees collected under this section shall be deposited, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, in the underground storage tank revolving fund established by section 49-1015. The director shall adopt rules to provide for the orderly imposition and collection of the fees imposed by this section.
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 49-1020
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- Operator: means a person in control of, or having responsibility for, the day-to-day operation of an underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
- Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Tank: means a stationary device constructed of wood, concrete, steel, plastic or other nonearthen materials and used to contain regulated substances. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
- Underground storage tank: means a tank or combination of tanks and underground pipes and impact valves connected to tanks being used or having been used to contain regulated substances and which has at least ten percent of the total volume of the tank and underground portions of pipes connected to the tank underground. See Arizona Laws 49-1001