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      RS 30:2195.12     

  

§2195.12. Alternate generated power capacity for motor fuel dispensing facilities; and other uses of the Tank Trust Fund

            A. As used in this Section, the following terms and phrases shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

            (1) "Completely rebuilt motor fuel retail outlet" means a newly constructed outlet built after the previous outlet on the same site has been completely razed.

            (2) "Retail outlet" means a facility, including land and improvements, where motor fuel is offered for sale, at retail, to the motoring public.

            (3) "Sale" or "sell" means any transfer, gift, sale, offer for sale, or advertisement for sale in any manner or by any means whatsoever, including any transfer of motor fuel from a person to itself or an affiliate at another level of distribution, but does not include product exchanges at the wholesale level or distribution.

            B. A newly constructed or completely rebuilt motor fuel retail outlet for which a certificate of occupancy is issued on or after October 1, 2009, shall be prewired with an appropriate transfer switch, and capable of operating all fuel pumps, dispensing equipment, life safety systems, and payment-acceptance equipment using an alternate generated power source. Installation of appropriate wiring and transfer switches shall be performed by a certified electrical contractor. Local building inspectors shall include this equipment and operations check in the normal inspection process before issuing a certificate of occupancy. Each retail outlet that is subject to this Subsection shall retain a copy of the certificate of occupancy on-site or at its corporate headquarters. In addition, each retail outlet shall keep a written statement attesting to the periodic testing of ensured operational capability of the equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. The required documents shall be made available, upon request, to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the parish office of homeland security and emergency preparedness for the parish in which the outlet is located.

            C. The provisions of this Section shall apply to newly constructed or completely rebuilt motor fuel retail outlets in the areas of the state located within the boundaries of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, St. Landry, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and Washington and all parishes located south thereof.

            D.(1) The provisions of this Section shall apply to any self-service, full-service, or combination self-service and full-service motor fuel retail outlet regardless of whether the retail outlet is located on the grounds of, or is owned by, another retail business establishment that does not engage in the business of selling motor fuel.

            (2) The provisions of this Section shall not apply to automobile dealers, persons who operate a fleet of motor vehicles, or persons who sell motor fuel exclusively to a fleet of motor vehicles.

            E. The secretary may authorize use of any monies obtained in cost recovery actions or from interest on the Tank Trust Fund enumerated in R.S. 30:2195 to provide for loans necessary to nonpublic persons or entities, for upgrading or improving underground storage tanks to a standard dictated or recommended by federal or state environmental laws, regulations, or directives. The secretary shall promulgate regulations to govern the making and administration of such loans.

            Acts 2009, No. 527, §1, eff. July 10, 2009; Acts 2016, No. 521, §1.



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