|(a) An owner or operator may satisfy the requirements of financial assurance for closure, post closure, or corrective action by obtaining a written guarantee, hereafter referred to as "corporate guarantee," which conforms to the requirements of this section, in addition to the requirements as specified in Subchapters A and B of this chapter (relating to General Financial Assurance Requirements and Financial Assurance Requirements for Closure, Post Closure, and Corrective Action). (b) The guarantor shall be the direct or higher-tier parent corporation of the owner or operator or a corporation with a substantial business relationship with the owner or operator. The guarantor must meet the requirements for owners or operators as specified in §37.251 of this title (relating to Financial Test). The guarantor must comply with the terms of the corporate guarantee. (c) The wording of the corporate guarantee must be identical to the wording specified in §37.361 of this title (relating to Corporate Guarantee). The corporate guarantee shall accompany the items sent to the executive director as specified in §37.251(c) of this title. (d) If the guarantor has a substantial business relationship with the owner or operator, in addition to the requirements specified in this chapter for the financial test and corporate guarantee, the guarantor will submit a description of the substantial business relationship and the value received in consideration of the guarantee; an original or certified original copy of the Resolution by the Board of Directors or a certified letter from the chief financial officer, authorizing the corporate guarantee on behalf of the entity; an original or certified original copy of the Resolution by the Board of Directors authorizing the formation or acquisition of the guaranteed entity; an organizational chart which shows the relationship between the two entities; the partnership agreement or other agreements, articles, or bylaws which set out the formation, structure, and operation of the guaranteed entity. After the initial submission of these items to demonstrate a substantial business relationship, if there has been no change in the substantial business relationship, the chief financial officer may submit a letter attesting that there has been no change. (e) The terms of the corporate guarantee shall provide that: (1) if the owner or operator fails to perform closure, post closure, or corrective action at the facility(ies) covered by the corporate guarantee in accordance with the permits and other applicable requirements whenever required to do so, the guarantor shall do so or establish a trust fund as specified in §37.201 of this title (relating to Trust Fund) in the name of the owner or operator in the amount of the current cost estimate; (2) the corporate guarantee shall remain in force unless the guarantor sends notice of termination by certified mail to the owner or operator and the executive director and the owner or operator has obtained, and the executive director has approved, alternative financial assurance; and (3) if the owner or operator fails to provide alternate financial assurance as specified in this subchapter and obtain the written approval of such alternate assurance from the executive director within 90 days after receipt by both the owner or operator and the executive director of a notice of termination of the corporate guarantee from the guarantor, the guarantor shall provide such alternate financial assurance in the name of the owner or operator.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §37.261 adopted to be effective December 30, 1996, 21 TexReg 12297; amended to be effective October 7, 1999, 24 TexReg 8555; amended to be effective March 21, 2000, 25 TexReg 2347; amended to be effective February 13, 2003, 28 TexReg 1196