Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-1071 Grants; Purposes; Priority

49-1071. Grants; purposes; priority

A. Subject to the availability of monies in the underground storage tank revolving fund that are annually allocated by the director for each of the following types of actions, an owner, operator or person that meets the requirements of section 49-1016, subsection C may request that the department provide monies for that person to conduct one or more of the following actions, up to a maximum of one hundred thousand dollars per site:

1. Actions necessary to ensure that the underground storage tank, its piping and its under-dispenser containment comply with standards for new installations prescribed by section 49-1009 or other applicable federal requirements, including replacement of system components, up to a maximum of one hundred thousand dollars.

2. Removal of underground storage tanks for purposes of permanent closure or replacement, up to a maximum of twenty thousand dollars per tank.

3. Confirmation of a suspected release at a tank or site, up to a maximum of ten thousand dollars.

4. Obtaining a baseline assessment of a site as prescribed in section 49-1052, up to a maximum of thirty thousand dollars.

B. In determining the priority for requests under subsection A of this section, the director may consider the following factors:

1. The age, construction and operational history of the underground storage tank.

2. The hydrogeologic characteristics of the site where the underground storage tank is located and the surrounding area.

3. The proximity, quality and current and future uses of nearby surface water and groundwater.

4. The potential effects of residual contamination on nearby surface water and groundwater.

5. The degree of exposure.

6. The financial resources of the grant applicant.

C. A request for a grant of monies under this section shall include:

1. Detailed information about the site, including the type, number and location of tanks.

2. Information about the owner and operator, including the type of financial responsibility.

3. A description of the evidence of any release or suspected release.

4. The proposed actions necessary to meet tank and system performance standards.

D. Monies may not be provided under this section for work that takes place more than one year after the date that monies are approved.

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