[USC02] 42 USC 6991l: Tanks on tribal lands
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42 USC 6991l: Tanks on tribal lands Text contains those laws in effect on January 14, 2021
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 82-SOLID WASTE DISPOSALSUBCHAPTER IX-REGULATION OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
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§6991l. Tanks on tribal lands

(a) Strategy

The Administrator, in coordination with Indian tribes, shall, not later than 1 year after August 8, 2005, develop and implement a strategy-

(1) giving priority to releases that present the greatest threat to human health or the environment, to take necessary corrective action in response to releases from leaking underground storage tanks located wholly within the boundaries of-

(A) an Indian reservation; or

(B) any other area under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe; and


(2) to implement and enforce requirements concerning underground storage tanks located wholly within the boundaries of-

(A) an Indian reservation; or

(B) any other area under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe.

(b) Report

Not later than 2 years after August 8, 2005, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report that summarizes the status of implementation and enforcement of this subchapter in areas located wholly within-

(1) the boundaries of Indian reservations; and

(2) any other areas under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe.


The Administrator shall make the report under this subsection available to the public.

(c) Not a safe harbor

This section does not relieve any person from any obligation or requirement under this subchapter.

(d) State authority

Nothing in this section applies to any underground storage tank that is located in an area under the jurisdiction of a State, or that is subject to regulation by a State, as of August 8, 2005.

(Pub. L. 89–272, title II, §9013, as added Pub. L. 109–58, title XV, §1529(a), Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 1101 .)