HEALTH AND SAFETY
IDAHO LAND REMEDIATION ACT
39-7203. General definitions. As used in this chapter:
(1) "Board" means the board of environmental quality.
(2) "Department" means the department of environmental quality.
(3) "Eligible property owner" means any individual, association, partnership, firm, joint stock company, trust, estate, private corporation, or any other nonpublic entity that is the current owner of a contaminated property, but that did not cause, contribute, or consent to the release that led to the contamination or own the property at the time of the release that led to the contamination. An eligible property owner shall not include any individual, association, partnership, firm, joint stock company, trust, estate, private corporation, or any other nonpublic entity that is:
(a) Affiliated with any individual or entity that caused, contributed, or consented to the release that led to the contamination, or owned the property at the time of the release that led to the contamination, whether directly or through a direct or indirect familial relationship, or any contractual, corporate, or financial relationship, excluding such relationships created by a contract for the sale of the property at issue; or
(b) The owner as a result of a reorganization of an entity that caused, contributed, or consented to the release that led to the contamination, or that owned the property at the time of the release that led to the contamination.
(4) "Hazardous substance" has the meaning set forth in section 101(14) of the comprehensive environmental, response, compensation and liability act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9601 (14) as amended.
(5) "Person" means any individual, association, partnership, firm, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, public or private corporation, state or federal governmental department, agency or instrumentality, or any other legal entity which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties.
(6) "Petroleum" includes petroleum asphalt and crude oil or any part of petroleum asphalt or crude oil that is liquid at standard conditions of temperature and pressure (sixty (60) degrees Fahrenheit and fourteen and seven-tenths (14.7) pounds per square inch absolute).
(7) "Qualifying remediation costs" means reasonable costs incurred performing remediation activities integral to achieving the cleanup goals identified in a remediation work plan approved by the department.
(8) "Release" means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment, including the abandonment or discarding of barrels, containers, or other closed receptacles containing any hazardous substance or petroleum.
(9) "Remediation" means any of the following:
(a) Actions necessary to prevent, minimize, or mitigate damages to the public health or welfare or to the environment, which may otherwise result from a release or threat of a release; or
(b) Actions consistent with a permanent remedy taken instead of, or in addition to, removal actions in the event of a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance or petroleum into the environment to eliminate the release of hazardous substances or petroleum so that the hazardous substances or petroleum do not migrate to cause substantial danger to present or future public health or welfare or the environment; or
(c) The cleanup or removal of released hazardous substances or petroleum from the environment.
(10) "Site" means a parcel of real estate for which an application has been submitted under section 39-7204, Idaho Code.
(11) "Technical professional" means a professional geologist or professional engineer registered in the state of Idaho.
[39-7203, added 1996, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 796; am. 2001, ch. 103, sec. 66, p. 303; am. 2006, ch. 308, sec. 2, p. 948.]