§ 1 Definitions
§ 2 Fees for use of dispensing facilities and underground storage tanks
§ 3 Responsibility for environmental cleanup actions; failure or delay of reimbursement
§ 4 Cleanup fund purpose; limitations on use of fund monies; powers of cleanup fund administrative review board; grant amounts
§ 5 Reimbursement of costs
§ 6 Claims for reimbursement; approval
§ 7 Maintenance of records
§ 8 Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board; members; rules and regulations
§ 9 Eligibility for reimbursement from fund
§ 10 Recoupment of reimbursement from negligent person
§ 11 Claims procedures; civil actions
§ 12 Failure to remit fees or file reports
§ 13 Violations; penalties
§ 14 Deposits of penalties and interest

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 21J

  • 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.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Reimbursement: shall mean reimbursement to a claimant or payment to a third party on behalf of a claimant. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 21J sec. 1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.