Who Is Eligible For Coverage?

Insurance policies are available to any owner or operator whose tanks meet the minimum Environmental Protection Agency technical requirements, are properly registered with The Department of Ecology and meet minimum leak detection standards. Coverage can be provided for UST sites where petroleum contamination or a pre-existing leak is known to exist. Such sites may be insured under the program only if the owner or operator has a plan for proceeding with corrective action. Where pre-existing contamination has been identified, the owner or operator at the time of filing a claim would have the burden of proof that the claim is not related to that pre-existing release.