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Title XVI CONSERVATION, RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 260

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  260.465.  Change of use or transfer of site property — notice to buyer — appeal — violations, penalty. — 1.  No person may substantially change the manner in which an abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste disposal site on the registry prepared and maintained by the department pursuant to section 260.440 is used without the written approval of the director.

  2.  No person may sell, convey or transfer title to an abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste disposal site which is on the registry prepared and maintained by the department pursuant to section 260.440 without disclosing to the buyer early in the negotiation process that the site is on the registry, specifying applicable use restrictions and providing all registry information for the site.  The seller shall also notify the buyer that he may be assuming liability for any remedial action at the site; provided, however, the sale, conveyance or transfer of property shall not absolve any person responsible for site contamination, including the seller, of liability for any remedial action at the site.  The seller shall notify the department of the transfer of ownership within thirty days after the transfer.

  3.  Decisions of the director concerning the use of an abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste site may be appealed to the commission in the manner provided in section 260.460.

  4.  If the department has reason to believe that the provisions of this section have been violated, or are in imminent danger of being violated, it may institute a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief to prevent such violation and for the assessment of a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars per day for each day of violation.

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(L. 1983 H.B. 528, A.L. 1988 S.B. 535)


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