PETROLEUM CLEAN WATER TRUST FUND ACT
41-4911. Issuance of contracts of insurance by the administrator of the Idaho petroleum clean water trust fund — Deferral. (1) The administrator may issue a contract of insurance to an owner or operator of a petroleum storage tank that, based upon a consideration of the owner or operator’s application for insurance and appropriate investigation by the administrator, meets the eligibility provisions of this chapter and the underwriting requirements established by the administrator.
(2) The administrator may defer issuing contracts of insurance to certain categories of petroleum storage tank owners or operators if necessary for the sound operation of the trust fund.
(3) The administrator shall consider the following factors in determining whether to defer the issuance of contracts of insurance to any category of petroleum storage tank owners or operators:
(a) The underwriting capacity of the trust fund;
(b) Any requirement of federal or state law or regulation imposed on any category of petroleum storage tank owners or operators to demonstrate financial responsibility for corrective action and compensation to third parties for bodily injury and property damage arising from accidental releases from petroleum storage tanks;
(c) The ability of the administrator to process insurance applications from different categories of petroleum storage tank owners or operators.
(4) Any decision by the administrator to defer issuing contracts of insurance to any category of petroleum storage tank owners or operators shall be documented in the plan of operation, or an amendment thereto, submitted to the director of the department of insurance pursuant to sections 41-4925 or 41-4925A, Idaho Code, and subject to the director’s approval.
(5) The administrator may issue contracts of insurance to deferred categories of petroleum storage tank owners or operators when the need for deferral documented in subsection (4) of this section no longer exists, as demonstrated by an amendment to the plan of operation submitted to and approved by the director of the department of insurance pursuant to section 41-4925A, Idaho Code.
[(41-4911) 41-4910, added 1990, ch. 119, sec. 1, p. 277; am. 1991, ch. 59, sec. 7, p. 125; am. & redesig. 2003, ch. 96, sec. 11, p. 295.]