|(a) An owner or operator may satisfy the requirements of §37.815 of this title (relating to Amount and Scope of Required Financial Responsibility) by obtaining an irrevocable standby letter of credit that conforms to the requirements of this section. The issuing institution must be an entity that has the authority to issue letters of credit in Texas and whose letter of credit operations are regulated and examined by a federal or state agency. (b) The letter of credit must be worded as follows, except that instructions in parentheses are to be replaced with the relevant information and the parentheses deleted.
Attached Graphic (c) An owner or operator who uses a letter of credit to satisfy the requirements of §37.815 of this title must also establish a standby trust fund when the letter of credit is acquired. Under the terms of the letter of credit, all amounts paid under a draft by the executive director will be deposited by the issuing institution directly into the standby trust fund in accordance with instructions from the executive director under §37.880 of this title (relating to Drawing on Financial Assurance Mechanisms). This standby trust fund must meet the requirements specified in §37.855 of this title (relating to Standby Trust Fund). (d) The letter of credit must be irrevocable with a term specified by the issuing institution. The letter of credit must provide that credit be automatically renewed for the same term as the original term, unless, at least 120 days before the current expiration date, the issuing institution notifies the owner or operator by certified mail of its decision not to renew the letter of credit. Under the terms of the letter of credit, the 120 days will begin on the date when the owner or operator receives the notice, as evidenced by the return receipt.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §37.845 adopted to be effective November 23, 2000, 25 TexReg 11399; amended to be effective February 13, 2003, 28 TexReg 1196; amended to be effective May 8, 2008, 33 TexReg 3644