April 13, 2011
SENATE BILL No. 347
DIGEST OF SB 347
(Updated April 13, 2011 12:24 pm - DI 69)
Citations Affected: IC 13-23.
Synopsis: Underground storage tank operators. Requires the
department of environmental management to establish an underground
storage tank (UST) operator training program: (1) on an Internet web
site; and (2) that complies with the requirements of the federal Energy
Policy Act of 2005. Provides for the use of excess liability trust fund to
be used for expenses incurred in establishing and implementing the
UST operator training program. Increases the limit on combined
amount of payments from the excess liability trust fund in a fiscal year
to 11% percent.
Upon passage; July 1, 2011.
, Bray, Tallian
(HOUSE SPONSOR _ WOLKINS)
January 11, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Energy and Environmental
February 15, 2011, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 17, 2011, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
February 18, 2011, engrossed.
February 22, 2011, read third time, passed. Yeas 48, nays 0.
March 28, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
April 13, 2011, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
April 13, 2011
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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SENATE BILL No. 347
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 13-23-1-3; (11)ES0347.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 13-23-1-3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2011]: Sec. 3. (a) The department shall establish a training
(1) on an Internet web site; and
(2) that complies with the requirements of the federal Energy
Policy Act of 2005 (P.L.109-58).
(b) The department may use the excess liability trust fund to pay
expenses related to the training program established under
SOURCE: IC 13-23-7-1; (11)ES0347.2.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 13-23-7-1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.114-2008,
SECTION 23, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 1. (a) Subject to subsection (b), the
underground petroleum storage tank excess liability trust fund is
established for the following purposes:
(1) Assisting owners and operators of underground petroleum
storage tanks to establish evidence of financial responsibility as
required under IC 13-23-4.
(2) Providing a source of money to satisfy liabilities incurred by
owners and operators of underground petroleum storage tanks
under IC 13-23-13-8 for corrective action.
(3) Providing a source of money for the indemnification of third
parties under IC 13-23-9-3.
(4) Providing a source of money to pay for the expenses of the
department incurred in paying and administering claims against
the trust fund. Money may be provided under this subdivision
only for those job activities and expenses that consist exclusively
of administering the excess liability trust fund.
(5) Providing a source of money to pay for the expenses of the
department incurred in inspecting underground storage tanks.
(6) Providing a source of money to pay expenses incurred by
the department in establishing and implementing an
underground storage tank operator training program:
(A) on an Internet web site; and
(B) that complies with the requirements of the federal
Energy Policy Act of 2005.
(b) The combined amount of payments described in subsection
and (a)(5), and (a)(6) from the underground petroleum storage
tank excess liability trust fund in a state fiscal year may not exceed ten
eleven percent (10%) (11%) of the fund income in the immediately
preceding state fiscal year.
SOURCE: ; (11)ES0347.2.3. -->
SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.