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  319.125.  Certificate denied or invalidated by department, procedure, grounds. — 1.  The department may deny or invalidate a certificate of registration issued under sections 319.120 and 319.123 if the department finds, after notice and a hearing pursuant to chapter 260, that the owner has:

  (1)  Fraudulently or deceptively registered or attempted to register a tank; or

  (2)  Failed at any time to comply with any provision or requirement of sections 319.100 to 319.137 or any rules and regulations adopted by the department in accordance with the provisions of sections 319.100 to 319.137.

  2.  Upon the action of the department to invalidate or refuse to issue a certificate, the department shall advise the applicant of his right to have a hearing before the hazardous waste management commission.  The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures established in chapter 260.

  3.  When the department finds that a release from an underground storage tank presents, or is likely to present, an immediate threat to public health or safety or to the environment, it shall order correction of the problem, order cleanup or institute clean-up operations pursuant to the provisions of sections 260.500 to 260.550.

  4.  If the owner or operator fails to perform or improperly performs any action required by the department to abate or eliminate an immediate threat to public health or safety or to the environment, the department or an authorized agent of the department may take any and all necessary action to abate or eliminate such threat.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty provided by sections 319.100 to 319.137 or any other law, the owner or operator shall be held strictly liable for the reasonable costs incurred by the department in taking any such action.

  5.  The denial of reregistration or the revocation of registration of any person participating in the underground storage tank insurance fund shall, upon completion of any appeal, terminate participation in the fund.

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(L. 1989 H.B. 77, et al. § 10, A.L. 2004 S.B. 901)


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