HEALTH AND SAFETY
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT
39-7108. Notification of release is required. (1) Any person who has responsibility for reporting a release under the federal comprehensive environmental response, compensation and liability act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9603, shall, as soon as practicable after he has knowledge of any such reportable release other than a permitted release or as exempted in section 39-7108(3), Idaho Code, notify the military division of such release.
(2) Any person who has responsibility for reporting a release under the federal emergency planning and community right-to-know act, 42 U.S.C. 11001 et seq., shall as soon as practicable after he has knowledge of any such reportable release other than a permitted release notify the military division of such release.
(3) Any facility having a release reportable under section 39-7108(1), Idaho Code, shall not be required to report the release to the military division if the following circumstances are met:
(a) Such release is not reportable under subsection (2) of section 39-7108, Idaho Code.
(b) The facility has an approved private emergency response plan that details how such spills shall be responded to and reported.
This provision does not relieve the facility from any reporting required under other federal statutory, regulatory or other permit authorities.
(4) The military division shall immediately notify the department of environmental quality of any release reported to the military division. Such reporting to the military division shall fulfill all state reporting requirements for the department of environmental quality.
(5) Any person who does not notify the military division in accordance with the provisions of section 39-7108, Idaho Code, shall be liable for a civil penalty of a sum not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each day the violation continues to a maximum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
(6) No penalty pursuant to this section shall occur if an incident occurs on private property and results in no offsite environmental damage.
[39-7108, added 1991, ch. 242, sec. 1, p. 588; am. 1997, ch. 121, sec. 5, p. 362; am. 2001, ch. 103, sec. 64, p. 302.]