(a) A state program that contains a security interest exemption will be considered to
be no less stringent than, and as broad in scope as, the federal program provided
that the state's exemption:
(1) Mirrors the security interest exemption provided for in 40 CFR part 280, subpart I; or
(2) Achieves the same effect as provided by the following key criteria:
(i) A holder, meaning a person who maintains indicia of ownership primarily to protect
a security interest in a petroleum UST or UST system or facility or property on which
a petroleum UST or UST system is located, who does not participate in the management
of the UST or UST system as defined under § 280.10 of this chapter, and who does not engage in petroleum production, refining, and marketing
as defined under § 280.200(b) of this chapter is not:
(A) An “owner” of a petroleum UST or UST system or facility or property on which a petroleum
UST or UST system is located for purposes of compliance with the requirements of 40 CFR part 280; or
(B) An “operator” of a petroleum UST or UST system for purposes of compliance with the
requirements of 40 CFR part 280, provided the holder is not in control of or does not have responsibility for the
daily operation of the UST or UST system.
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