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PDFWAC 374-70-060

Coverage.

(1) The effective date of coverage under the heating oil pollution liability insurance program is January 1, 1996. Thereafter, individual heating oil tank coverage shall become effective upon receipt, by PLIA, of the completed registration form. Corrective action for an accidental release occurring prior to the effective date of coverage will not be covered under the program.
(2) The heating oil pollution liability insurance program provides coverage for corrective action costs up to sixty thousand dollars per occurrence, per site, per year, exclusive of other valid insurance or warranties.
(3) Corrective action costs covered under the heating oil pollution liability insurance program include:
(a) Corrective action if the accidental release occurs after the registration of a heating oil tank;
(b) Actions necessary to determine the extent and severity of an accidental release;
(c) Costs, not to exceed sixty thousand dollars per occurrence, per site, per year;
(d) Costs in excess of other valid insurance or warranties;
(e) Third-party property damage restoration, including landscaping, limited to one thousand five hundred dollars for each third-party claimant per occurrence, per site, per year;
(f) Excavation, treatment and/or removal and proper disposal of any soil or water contaminated by the accidental release and proper disposal of nonrepairable heating oil tank or tanks;
(g) Required soil and water sampling and testing to determine if corrective action standards have been met; and
(h) Reimbursement of new tank replacement costs in accordance with RCW 70.149.120.
(4) Corrective action costs not covered under the heating oil pollution liability insurance program include:
(a) Corrective action if the accidental release occurred prior to the registration of a heating oil tank;
(b) Costs covered by other valid insurance or warranties;
(c) Costs in excess of sixty thousand dollars per occurrence, per site, per year, exclusive of other valid insurance or warranties;
(d) Cleanup of contamination from other sources;
(e) Removal, repair or replacement of the heating oil tank, lines, or furnace, except reimbursement of new tank replacement costs in accordance with RCW 70.149.120;
(f) Emergency heat restoration procedures;
(g) Cleanup of a site beyond the MTCA cleanup levels;
(h) Corrective action associated with an abandoned or decommissioned heating oil tank or site; and
(i) Third-party property damage restoration, including landscaping, in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars for each third-party claimant per occurrence, per site, per year; and
(j) Defense costs, including the costs of legal representation, expert fees, and related costs and expenses incurred in defending against claims or actions brought by or on behalf of:
(i) The United States, the state of Washington, or a political subdivision of the United States or state of Washington to require corrective action or to recover costs of corrective action; or
(ii) A third party for bodily injury or property damage caused by an accidental release.
(5) If a claim exceeds sixty thousand dollars in total damages, coverage within the sixty thousand dollar policy limit shall be on a pro rata basis between the insured heating oil tank owner and third-party claimant(s).
(6) A claim will be accepted for coverage only after an investigation has confirmed the existence of an accidental release which is eligible for coverage under these rules.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.149.040. WSR 08-20-013, § 374-70-060, filed 9/18/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.149 RCW. WSR 97-06-080, § 374-70-060, filed 3/3/97, effective 4/3/97; WSR 96-01-101, § 374-70-060, filed 12/19/95, effective 1/19/96.]
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