Article 1 General Provisions 49-1001 – 49-1024
Article 2 Underground Storage Tank Tax 49-1031 – 49-1036
Article 3 Underground Storage Tank Revolving Fund Payment Process 49-1051 – 49-1057
Article 4 Noncorrective Action Tank Site Improvement 49-1071
Article 5 Certification 49-1081 – 49-1083
Article 6 Underground Storage Tank Informal Appeals and Underground Storage Tank Policy Commission 49-1091 – 49-1091.01

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 49 > Chapter 6 - Underground Storage Tank Regulation

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Area of jurisdiction: means that part of the county outside the corporate limits of any municipality. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attended facility: means an underground storage tank facility at which it is the usual and customary practice for the owner or operator, or any employee of the owner or operator, to be present on site during normal hours of operation. See Arizona Laws 49-1081
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Being used: means not having been taken out of operation. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Board: means the board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Closure: means the removal of an underground storage tank from operation. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Commission: means the county planning and zoning commission. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corrective actions: means those actions that are prescribed pursuant to section 49-1005. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Designated representative: means a person to whom an owner or an operator, or both, assign in writing any right, title or interest that the owner or operator, or both, may have in and to the proceeds of a reimbursement for a corrective action made under article 3 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Director: means the director of environmental quality who is also the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 49-101
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Energy policy act: means the underground storage tank compliance act, title XV, subtitle B of the energy policy act of 2005 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: means :

    (a) A trust company or bank certified or authorized to engage in the trust business pursuant to Title 6, Chapter 8, Article 1. See Arizona Laws 49-1001

  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guarantor: means a person, other than an owner or operator, who provides evidence of financial responsibility for an owner or operator pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Motor fuel: means petroleum or a petroleum based substance that is motor gasoline, aviation gasoline, number 1 or number 2 diesel fuel or any grade of oxygenated gasoline typically used in the operation of a motor engine. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • New piping component: means any underground pipe or combination of pipes that contains and conveys a regulated substance between a tank and a motor fuel dispenser, including any valve, elbow, connector or joint that is added to an underground storage tank on or after January 1, 2009 and that was not originally included or installed as part of the underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Occurrence: means an incident or accident, including continuous or repeated exposure to conditions, which results in a release from an underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • 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
  • Out of operation: means having been closed in accordance with all applicable fire codes and other statutory and regulatory requirements for closure in effect on the date that closure was accomplished. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation, joint venture, partnership, association, consortium, state, municipality, interstate body, commission, political subdivision of a state and the United States government. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Petroleum: means petroleum, including crude oil or any fraction of crude oil, which is liquid at sixty degrees Fahrenheit and 14. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town or other taxing district other than the state that is authorized to take property by eminent domain. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Regulated substance: means :

    (a) Petroleum. See Arizona Laws 49-1001

  • Release: means a spill, leak, emission, discharge, escape, leach or disposal of a regulated substance from an underground storage tank into groundwater, surface water or soils. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Suspected release: means any of the following:

    (a) The discovery by owners and operators or others of released regulated substances at the underground storage tank site or in the surrounding area. See Arizona Laws 49-1001

  • 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
  • Tank service: means installation, retrofitting, tank tightness testing, closure, cathodic protection or interior tank lining of an underground storage tank or a part of an underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1081
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Under-dispenser containment: means a secondary containment device that is beneath a motor fuel dispenser, that is connected to the underground storage tank and that is designed to be liquid tight. 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
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Zoning ordinance: means an ordinance that is adopted by the board of supervisors and that contains zoning regulations together with a map setting forth the precise boundaries of zoning districts within which the various zoning regulations are effective. See Arizona Laws 11-801