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§2286.  Partial remedial action plans

A.  The secretary may approve a voluntary remedial action plan submitted under this Part that does not require removal or remedy of all discharges or disposals and threatened discharges or disposals of hazardous substances and hazardous wastes at an identified area of immovable property if the secretary determines that all of the following criteria have been met:

(1)  If reuse or development of the property is proposed, the voluntary remedial action plan provides for all remedial actions necessary to allow for the proposed reuse or development of the immovable property in a manner that does not pose a significant threat to public health, safety, and welfare and the environment.

(2)  The remedial actions and the activities associated with any reuse or development proposed for the property will not aggravate or contribute to discharges or disposals or threatened discharges or disposals that are not required to be removed or remedied under the voluntary remedial action plan, and will not interfere with or substantially increase the cost of future remedial actions to address the remaining discharges or disposals or threatened discharges or disposals.

(3)  The owner of the property agrees to cooperate with the secretary or other persons acting at the direction of the secretary in taking remedial actions necessary to investigate or address remaining discharges or disposals or threatened discharges or disposals, and to avoid any action that interferes with the remedial actions.

B.  Under Paragraph A(3) of this Section, an owner shall be required to agree to any or all of the following terms necessary to carry out remedial actions to address remaining discharges or disposals or threatened discharges or disposals:

(1)  To provide access to the property to the secretary and the secretary's authorized representatives.

(2)  To allow the secretary, or persons acting at the direction of the secretary, to undertake activities at the property including placement of borings, wells, equipment, and structures on the property.

(3)  To grant rights-of-way, servitudes, or other interests in the property to the agency for any of the purposes provided in Paragraph (1) or (2) of this Subsection.

C.  An agreement under Paragraph A(3) of this Section shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the owner.  The owner shall record the agreement, or a memorandum approved by the secretary that summarizes the agreement, with the clerk of court of the parish where the property is located.

D.(1) The owners of land subject to a partial remediation pursuant to this Section shall impose use restrictions on the future use of the property as may be determined by the secretary to be necessary to prevent a significant threat to public health, safety, and welfare and to the environment.  No land may be partially remediated under this Section unless such restrictions are imposed and recorded as provided herein.

(2)  The secretary shall determine the use restrictions required by this Subsection and may conduct public hearings for the purpose of determining the reasonableness and appropriateness of such restrictions in the parish where the land is located.  The use restrictions or a notice thereof shall be recorded with the clerk of court in the official records of each parish in which the land is located.  The use restrictions may not be modified or cancelled or removed from the official records unless so authorized by the secretary.

(3)  The secretary shall not authorize such modification, cancellation, or removal unless the land is further remediated to remove or remedy the remaining discharges or disposals and the remaining threatened discharges or disposals of hazardous substances and wastes in accordance with the requirements of the secretary.  In order to determine whether to authorize such modification, cancellation, or removal, the secretary shall conduct at least one public hearing in the parish in which the property is located at least thirty and not more than sixty days prior to making the determination.

Acts 1995, No. 1092, §1, eff. July 1, 1996.



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