Figure: 30 TAC §37.845(b)


(Insert name and address of issuing institution)

(Insert name and address of Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)

          Dear Sir or Madam: We hereby establish our Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit No. ______ in your favor, at the request and for the account of (insert owner or operator name) of (insert address) up to the aggregate amount of (insert in words) U.S. dollars ($(insert dollar amount)), available upon presentation of:

          1. your sight draft, bearing reference to this letter of credit, No. _________; and

          2. your signed statement reading as follows: "I certify that the amount of the draft is payable
             under regulations issued under authority of Texas Water Code, Chapter 26, Subchapter I, as

          This letter of credit may be drawn on to cover taking corrective action and/or "compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage caused by accidental releases arising from operating the underground storage tank(s) identified below in the amount of (insert in words), $(insert dollar amount), per occurrence and (insert in words), $(insert dollar amount), annual aggregate:

          (List the number of tanks at each facility, the name(s) and address(es) of the facility(ies) where the tanks are located and, for those facilities located in Texas, the TCEQ facility identification number. If more than one instrument is used to assure different tanks at any one facility, for each tank covered by this instrument, list the name and address of the facility and the tank identification number provided in the registration information submitted under §334.7 of this title (relating to Registration for USTs).)

The letter of credit may not be drawn on to cover any of the following:

          a. Any obligation of (insert owner or operator) under a workers' compensation, disability benefits, or unemployment compensation law or other similar law;

          b. Bodily injury to an employee of (insert owner or operator) arising from, and in the course of, employment by (insert owner or operator);

          c. Bodily injury or property damage arising from the ownership, maintenance, use, or entrustment to others of any aircraft, motor vehicle, or watercraft;

          d. Property damage to any property owned, rented, loaned to, in the care, custody, or control of, or occupied by (insert owner or operator) that is not the direct result of a release from a petroleum underground storage tank; or

          e. Bodily injury or property damage for which (insert owner or operator) is obligated to pay damages by reason of the assumption of liability in a contract or agreement other than a contract or agreement entered into to meet the requirements of §37.815 of this title (relating to Amount and Scope of Required Financial Responsibility).

          This letter of credit is effective as of (insert date) and shall expire on (insert date), but this expiration date shall be automatically extended for a period of (insert at least the length of the original term) on (insert expiration date) and on each successive expiration date, unless, at least 120 days before the current expiration date, we notify (insert owner or operator) by certified mail that we have decided not to extend this letter of credit beyond the current expiration date. In the event the (insert owner or operator) is so notified, any unused portion of the credit shall be available upon presentation of your sight draft for 120 days after the date of receipt by (insert owner or operator), as shown on the signed return receipt.

          Whenever this letter of credit is drawn on under and in compliance with the terms of this credit, we shall duly honor this draft upon presentation to us, and we shall deposit the amount of the draft directly into the standby trust fund of (insert owner or operator) in accordance with your instructions.

          We certify that the wording of this letter of credit is identical to the wording specified in §37.845(b) of this title (relating to Letter of Credit) as this regulation was constituted on the date shown immediately below.

(Insert signature(s) and title(s) of official(s) of issuing institution) _________________________

(Insert date) _______________________

          This credit is subject to (insert " the most recent edition of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, published by the International Chamber of Commerce," or "the Uniform Commercial Code").