Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 65-34,149

  • Corrective action: means those activities described in subsection (a) of K. See Kansas Statutes 65-34,142
  • Corrective action plan: means a plan approved by the secretary to perform corrective action at a drycleaning facility. See Kansas Statutes 65-34,142
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Kansas department of health and environment. See Kansas Statutes 65-3402
  • Drycleaning facility: means a commercial establishment that operates, or has operated in the past, in whole or in part for the purpose of cleaning garments or other fabrics utilizing a process that involves any use of drycleaning solvents. See Kansas Statutes 65-34,142
  • Fund: means the drycleaning facility release trust fund. See Kansas Statutes 65-34,142
  • Owner: means any person who owns or leases, or has owned or leased, a drycleaning facility and who is or has been responsible for the operation of drycleaning operations at such drycleaning facility. See Kansas Statutes 65-34,142
  • Person: means individual, partnership, firm, trust, company, association, corporation, individual or individuals having controlling or majority interest in a corporation, institution, political subdivision, state agency or federal department or agency. See Kansas Statutes 65-3402
  • Property: means real property. See Kansas Statutes 65-34,178
  • Release: means any spill, leak, emission, discharge, escape, leak or disposal of drycleaning solvent from a drycleaning facility into the soils or waters of the state. See Kansas Statutes 65-34,142
  • Secretary: means the secretary of health and environment. See Kansas Statutes 65-3402
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201

(a) The state of Kansas, the fund, the secretary or the department or agents or employees thereof, shall not be liable for loss of business, damages or taking of property associated with any corrective action taken pursuant to this act.

(b) Nothing in this act shall establish or create any liability or responsibility on the part of the secretary, the department or the state of Kansas, or agents or employees thereof, to pay any corrective action costs from any source other than the fund or to take corrective action if the moneys in the fund are insufficient to do so.

(c) To the extent that an owner or other person is eligible, under the provisions of this act, to have corrective action costs paid by the fund, no administrative or judicial claim may be made under state law against any such owner or other person by or on behalf of a state or local government or by any person to compel corrective action or seek recovery of the costs of corrective action which result from the release of drycleaning solvents from a drycleaning facility.

(d) Moneys in the fund shall not be used for compensating third parties for bodily injury or property damage caused by a release from a drycleaning facility, other than property damage included in the corrective action plan approved by the secretary.