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2012 Statute


65-3442.Same; vesting of title to hazardous waste; liability for cleanup costs. (a) Title to hazardous waste transported, stored, treated or disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this act and the rules and regulations and standards adopted thereunder, shall vest with the owner of the hazardous waste management facility in which the waste is located, unless specific contractual arrangements are otherwise provided with the generator or contractor.  Hazardous waste disposed of in ways other than in accordance with the provisions of this act remain the property of the generator and the generator is liable for removal of the waste, restoration of the area in which the wastes were disposed and the disposal of the waste in accordance with this act.

(b) A generator who transfers hazardous waste to a hazardous waste transporter for transport to an approved hazardous waste facility shall be relieved of liability for cleanup or disposal for such waste, except as otherwise provided in this act. This subsection shall not operate to relieve any contractual obligation owing to the operator of the approved hazardous waste facility or to the transporter by the generator.

(c) If a generator utilizes or arranges for unapproved transportation, storage, disposal or treatment, the generator and any person aiding or abetting the generator shall be liable for all costs resulting from cleanup, disposal or treatment of the waste.

(d) The duties, responsibilities and liabilities of this section shall apply to both intrastate and interstate shipments of hazardous waste by a generator located in the state of Kansas.

History: L. 1981, ch. 251, § 14; L. 1984, ch. 240, § 10; July 1.