3745-55-51 Wording of the instruments.

(A)

(1) A trust agreement for a trust fund as specified in paragraph (A) of rule 3745-55-43 , paragraph (A) of rule 3745-55-45 , paragraph (A) of rule 3745-66-43 , or paragraph (A) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Trust Agreement

Trust agreement. The "Agreement", entered into as of [date] by and between [name of the owner or operator], a [state] [corporation, partnership, association, proprietorship], the "Grantor", and [name of corporate trustee], ["incorporated in the State of____________" or "a national bank"], the "Trustee".

Whereas, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, "Ohio EPA", has established certain rules applicable to the Grantor, requiring that the owner or operator of a hazardous waste management facility shall provide assurance that funds will be available when needed for closure and/or post-closure care of the facility,

Whereas, the Grantor has elected to establish a trust to provide all or part of such financial assurance for the facilities identified herein.

Whereas, the Grantor, acting through its duly authorized officers, has selected the Trustee to be the trustee under this agreement, and the Trustee is willing to act as trustee,

Now, therefore, the Grantor and the Trustee agree as follows:

Section 1. Definitions. As used in this Agreement:

(a) The term "Grantor" means the owner or operator who enters into this Agreement and any successors or assigns of the Grantor.

(b) The term "Trustee" means the Trustee who enters into this Agreement and any successor Trustee.

(c) The term "director" means the director of the Ohio EPA, or his designee.

Section 2. Identification of Facilities and Cost Estimates. This Agreement pertains to the facilities and cost estimates identified on attached Schedule A [on Schedule A, for each facility list the U.S. EPA identification number, name, address, and the current closure and/or post-closure cost estimates, or portions thereof, for which financial assurance is demonstrated by this Agreement].

Section 3. Establishment of Fund. The Grantor and the Trustee hereby establish a trust fund, the "Fund" for the benefit of the Ohio EPA. The Grantor and the Trustee intend that no third party have access to the Fund except as herein provided. The Fund is established initially as consisting of the property, which is acceptable to the Trustee, described in Schedule B attached hereto. Such property and any other property subsequently transferred to the Trustee is referred to as the Fund, together with all earnings and profits thereon, less any payments or distributions made by the Trustee pursuant to this Agreement. The Fund will be held by the Trustee, in trust, as hereinafter provided. The Trustee shall not be responsible nor shall it undertake any responsibility for the amount or adequacy of, nor any duty to collect from the Grantor, any payments necessary to discharge any liabilities of the Grantor established by the Ohio EPA.

Section 4. Payment for Closure and Post-Closure Care. The Trustee will make such payments from the Fund as the director will direct, in writing, to provide for the payment of the costs of closure and/or post-closure care of the facilities covered by this Agreement. The Trustee will reimburse the Grantor or other persons as specified by the director from the Fund for closure and post-closure expenditures in such amounts as the director will direct, in writing. In addition, the Trustee will refund to the Grantor such amounts as the director specifies in writing. Upon refund, such funds will no longer constitute part of the Fund as defined herein.

Section 5. Payments Comprising the Fund. Payments made to the Trustee for the Fund will consist of cash or securities acceptable to the Trustee.

Section 6. Trustee Management. The Trustee will invest and reinvest the principal and income of the Fund and keep the Fund invested as a single fund, without distinction between principal and income, in accordance with general investment policies and guidelines which the Grantor may communicate in writing to the Trustee from time to time, subject, however, to the provisions of this Section. In investing, reinvesting, exchanging, selling and managing the Fund, the Trustee will discharge his duties with respect to the trust fund solely in the interest of the beneficiary and with the care, skill, prudence, and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing which persons of prudence, acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters, would use in the conduct of an enterprise of a like character and with like aims; except that:

(i) Securities or other obligations of the Grantor, or any other owner or operator of the facilities, or any of their affiliates as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, 15 USC # 80a-2(a), will not be acquired or held, unless they are securities or other obligations of the Federal or a State government;

(ii) The Trustee is authorized to invest the Fund in time or demand deposits of the Trustee, to the extent insured by an agency of the Federal or State government; and

(iii) The Trustee is authorized to hold cash awaiting investment or distribution uninvested for a reasonable time and without liability for the payment of interest thereon.

Section 7. Commingling and Investment. The Trustee is expressly authorized in its discretion:

(a) To transfer from time to time any or all of the assets of the Fund to any common, commingled or collective trust fund created by the Trustee in which the Fund is eligible to participate, subject to all of the provisions thereof, to be commingled with the assets of other trusts participating therein; and

(b) To purchase shares in any investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, 15 U.S.C. # 80a-1 et seq., including one which may be created, managed, underwritten, or to which investment advice is rendered or the shares of which are sold by the Trustee. The Trustee may vote such shares in its discretion.

Section 8. Express Powers of Trustee. Without in any way limiting the powers and discretions conferred upon the Trustee by the other provisions of this Agreement or by law, the Trustee is expressly authorized and empowered:

(a) To sell, exchange, convey, transfer or otherwise dispose of any property held by it, by public or private sale. No person dealing with the Trustee will be bound to see to the application of the purchase money or to inquire into the validity or expediency of any such sale or other disposition;

(b) To make, execute, acknowledge and deliver any and all documents of transfer and conveyance and any and all other instruments that may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the powers herein granted;

(c) To register any securities held in the Fund in its own name or in the name of a nominee and to hold any security in bearer form or in book entry, or to combine certificates representing such securities with certificates of the same issue held by the Trustee in other fiduciary capacities, or to deposit or arrange for the deposit of such securities in a qualified central depositary even though, when so deposited, such securities may be merged and held in bulk in the name of the nominee of such depositary with other securities deposited therein by another person, or to deposit or arrange for the deposit of any securities issued by the United States Government, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, with a Federal Reserve bank, but the books and records of the Trustee will at all times show that all such securities are part of the Fund;

(d) To deposit any cash in the Fund in interest-bearing accounts maintained or savings certificates issued by the Trustee, in its separate corporate capacity, or in any other banking institution affiliated with the Trustee, to the extent insured by an agency of the Federal or State government; and

(e) To compromise or otherwise adjust all claims in favor of or against the Fund.

Section 9. Taxes and Expenses. All taxes of any kind that may be assessed or levied against or in respect of the Fund and all brokerage commissions incurred by the Fund will be paid from the Fund. All other expenses incurred by the Trustee in connection with the administration of this Trust, including fees for legal services rendered to the Trustee, the compensation of the Trustee to the extent not paid directly by the Grantor, and all other proper charges and disbursements of the Trustee will be paid from the Fund.

Section 10. Annual Valuation. The Trustee will annually, at least thirty days prior to the anniversary date of establishment of the Fund furnish to the Grantor and to the director a statement confirming the value of the Trust. Any securities in the Fund will be valued at market value as of no more than sixty days prior to the anniversary date of establishment of the Fund. The failure of the Grantor to object in writing to the Trustee within ninety days after the statement has been furnished to the Grantor and the director will constitute a conclusively binding assent by the Grantor, barring the Grantor from asserting any claim or liability against the Trustee with respect to matters disclosed in the statement.

Section 11. Advice of Counsel. The Trustee may from time to time consult with counsel, who may be counsel to the Grantor, with respect to any question arising as to the construction of this Agreement or any action to be taken hereunder. The Trustee will be fully protected, to the extent permitted by law, in acting upon the advice of counsel.

Section 12. Trustee Compensation. The Trustee will be entitled to reasonable compensation for its services as agreed upon in writing from time to time with the Grantor.

Section 13. Successor Trustee. The Trustee may resign or the Grantor may replace the Trustee, but such resignation or replacement shall not be effective until the Grantor has appointed a successor Trustee and this successor accepts the appointment. The successor Trustee will have the same powers and duties as those conferred upon the Trustee hereunder. Upon the successor Trustee's acceptance of the appointment, the Trustee will assign, transfer and pay over to the successor Trustee the funds and properties then constituting the Fund. If for any reason the Grantor cannot or does not act in the event of the resignation of the Trustee, the Trustee may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor trustee or for instructions. The successor Trustee shall specify the date on which it assumes administration of the trust in a writing sent to the Grantor, the director, and the present Trustee by certified mail ten days before such change becomes effective. Any expenses incurred by the Trustee as a result of any of the acts contemplated by this Section will be paid as provided in Section 9.

Section 14. Instructions to the Trustee. All orders, requests and instructions by the Grantor to the Trustee will be in writing, signed by such persons as are designated in the attached Exhibit A or such other designees as the Grantor may designate by amendment to Exhibit A. The Trustee will be fully protected in acting without inquiry in accordance with the Grantor's orders, requests and instructions. All orders, requests, and instructions by the director to the Trustee will be in writing, signed by the director, and the Trustee will act and will be fully protected in acting in accordance with such orders, requests and instructions. The Trustee will have the right to assume, in the absence of written notice to the contrary, that no event constituting a change or a termination of the authority of any person to act on behalf of the Grantor or the director hereunder has occurred. The Trustee will have no duty to act in the absence of such orders, requests and instructions from the Grantor and/or the director except as provided for herein.

Section 15. Notice of Nonpayment. The Trustee will notify the Grantor and the director, by certified mail within ten days following the expiration of the thirty-day period after the anniversary of the establishment of the Trust, if no payment is received from the Grantor during that period. After the pay-in period is completed the Trustee is not required to send a notice of nonpayment.

Section 16. Amendment of Agreement. This Agreement may be amended by an instrument in writing executed by the Grantor, the Trustee, and the director, or by the Trustee and the director if the Grantor ceases to exist.

Section 17. Irrevocability and Termination. Subject to the right of the parties to amend this Agreement as provided in Section 16, this Trust will be irrevocable and will continue until terminated at the written agreement of the Grantor, the Trustee, and the director or by the Trustee and the director if the Grantor ceases to exist. Upon termination of the Trust, all remaining trust property, less final trust administration expenses, will be delivered to the Grantor.

Section 18. Immunity and Indemnification. The Trustee will not incur personal liability of any nature in connection with any act or omission, made in good faith, in the administration of this Trust, or in carrying out any directions by the Grantor or the director issued in accordance with this Agreement. The Trustee will be indemnified and saved harmless by the Grantor or from the Trust Fund, or both, from and against any personal liability to which the Trustee may be subjected by reason of any act or conduct in its official capacity, including all expenses reasonably incurred in its defense in the event the Grantor fails to provide such defense.

Section 19. Choice of Law. This Agreement will be administered, construed and enforced according to the laws of the state of Ohio.

Section 20. Interpretation. As used in this Agreement, words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular. The descriptive headings for each Section of this Agreement will not affect the interpretation or the legal efficacy of this Agreement.

In witness whereof the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed by their respective officers duly authorized and their corporate seals to be hereunto affixed and attested as of the date first above written: The parties below certify that the wording of this Agreement is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (A)(1) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date first above written.

[Signature of Grantor]

[Title]

Attest:

[Title]

[Seal]

[Signature of Trustee]

Attest:

[Title]

[Seal]"

(2) The following is an example of the certification of acknowledgment, which must accompany the trust agreement for a trust fund as specified in paragraph (A) of rule 3745-55-43, paragraph (A) of rule 3745-55-45, paragraph (A) of rule 3745-66-43, or paragraph (A) of 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code:

"State of_____

County of_____

On this [date], before me personally came [owner or operator] to me known, who, being by me duly sworn, did depose and say that she/he resides at [address], that she/he is [title] of [corporation], the corporation described in and which executed the above instrument; that she/he knows the seal of said corporation; that the seal affixed to such instrument is such corporate seal; that it was so affixed by order of the Board of Directors of said corporation, and that she/he signed her/his name thereto by like order.

[Signature of Notary Public]"

[Comment: As required in paragraph (A)(2) of rule 3745-55-43, paragraph (A)(2) of rule 3745-55-45, paragraph (A)(2) of rule 3745-66-43, and paragraph (A)(2) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code, the trust agreement must be accompanied by a formal certification of acknowledgment. This is an example only.]

(B) A surety bond guaranteeing payment into a trust fund, as specified in paragraph (B) of rule 3745-55-43, paragraph (B) of rule 3745-55-45, paragraph (B) of rule 3745-66-43, or paragraph (B) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Financial Guarantee Bond

Date bond executed:_______

Effective date:_______

Principal: [legal name and business address of owner or operator]

Type of organization: [insert "individual," "joint venture," "partnership," or "corporation"]

State of incorporation:______

Surety(ies): [name(s) and business address(es)]

U.S. EPA identification number, name, address, and closure and/or post-closure amount(s) for each facility guaranteed by this bond [indicate closure and post-closure amounts separately]:_______

Total penal sum of bond: $_____

Surety's bond number:_____

Know All Persons By These Presents, That we, the Principal and Surety(ies) hereto are firmly bound to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ("hereinafter called Ohio EPA"), in the above penal sum for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, jointly and severally; provided that, where the Surety(ies) are corporations acting as co-sureties, we, the Sureties, bind ourselves in such sum "jointly and severally" only for the purpose of allowing a joint action or actions against any or all of us, and for all other purposes each Surety binds itself, jointly and severally with the Principal, for the payment of such sum only as is set forth opposite the name of such Surety, but if no limit of liability is indicated, the limit of liability shall be the full amount of the penal sum.

Whereas, said Principal is required to have an Ohio EPA permit or permits, in order to own or operate each hazardous waste management facility(ies) identified above, and

Whereas said Principal is required to provide financial assurance for closure, or closure and post-closure care, of the facility(ies) as a condition of the permit(s) or Chapters 3745-65 to 3745-69 and 3745-256 of the Administrative Code, and

Whereas said Principal shall establish a standby trust fund as is required when a surety bond is used to provide such financial assurance.

Now, therefore the conditions of the obligation are such that if the Principal shall faithfully, before the beginning of final closure of each facility identified above, fund the standby trust fund in the amount(s) identified above for the facility,

Or, if the Principal shall fund the standby trust fund in such an amount(s) within fifteen days after an order to begin closure is issued by the director, or an Ohio court, or a U.S. district court or other court of competent jurisdiction, or within fifteen days after a notice of revocation of the permit(s) by the director,

Or, if the Principal shall provide alternate financial assurance, as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 or 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Ohio Administrative Code as applicable, and obtain the director's written approval of such assurance, within ninety days after the date notice of cancellation is received by both the Principal and the director from the Surety(ies), then this obligation will be null and void, otherwise it is to remain in full force and effect.

The Surety(ies) shall become liable on this bond obligation only when the Principal has failed to fulfill the conditions described above. Upon notification by the director that the Principal has failed to perform as guaranteed by this bond, the Surety(ies) shall place funds in the amount guaranteed for the facility(ies) into the standby trust fund as directed by the director.

The liability of the Surety(ies) shall not be discharged by any payment or succession of payments hereunder, unless and until such payment or payments shall amount in the aggregate to the penal sum of the bond, but in no event shall the obligation of the Surety(ies) hereunder exceed the amount of said penal sum.

The Surety(ies) may cancel the bond by sending notice of cancellation by certified mail to the Principal and to the director, provided, however, that cancellation shall not occur during the one hundred twenty days beginning on the date of receipt of the notice of cancellation by both the Principal and the director as evidenced by the return receipts.

The Principal may terminate this bond by sending written notice to the Surety(ies), provided, however, that no such notice shall become effective until the Surety(ies) receive(s) written authorization for termination of the bond by the director.

[The following paragraph is an optional rider that may be included but is not required.]

Principal and Surety(ies) hereby agree to adjust the penal sum of the bond yearly so that it guarantees a new closure and/or post-closure amount, provided that the penal sum does not increase by more than twenty percent in any one year, and no decrease in the penal sum takes place without the written permission of the director.

In witness whereof, the Principal and Surety(ies) have executed this Financial Guarantee Bond and have affixed their seals on the date set forth above.

The persons whose signatures appear below hereby certify that they are authorized to execute this surety bond on behalf of the Principal and Surety(ies) and that the wording of this surety bond is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (B) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date this bond was executed.

Principal Signature(s):_____

Name(s) and title(s) [typed]:_____

Corporate seal:

Corporate Surety(ies)

Name and address:_____

State of incorporation:_____

Liability limit: $_____

Signature(s):_____

Name(s) and title(s) [typed]:_____

Corporate seal:

[For every co-surety, provide signature(s), corporate seal, and other information in the same manner as for Surety above.]

Bond premium: $_____

(C) A surety bond guaranteeing performance of closure and/or post-closure care, as specified in paragraph (C) of rule 3745-55-43 or paragraph (C) of rule 3745-55-45 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced by the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Performance Bond

Date bond executed:_____

Effective date:_____

Principal: [legal name and business address of owner or operator]

Type of organization: [insert "individual," "joint venture," "partnership," or "corporation"]

State of incorporation:_____

Surety(ies): [name(s) and business address(es)]

U.S. EPA identification number, name, address, and closure and/or post-closure amount(s) for each facility guaranteed by this bond [indicate closure and post-closure amounts separately]:_____

Total penal sum of bond: $_____

Surety's bond number:_____

Know All Persons By These Presents, That we, the Principal and Surety(ies) hereto are firmly bound to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (hereinafter called "Ohio EPA)", in the above penal sum for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns jointly and severally; provided that, where the Surety(ies) are corporations acting as co-sureties, we, the Sureties, bind ourselves in such sum "jointly and severally" only for the purpose of allowing a joint action or actions against any or all of us, and for all other purposes each Surety binds itself, jointly and severally with the Principal, for the payment of such sum only as is set forth opposite the name of such Surety, but if no limit of liability is indicated, the limit of liability shall be the full amount of the penal sum.

Whereas, said Principal is required to have an Ohio EPA permit or permits in order to own or operate each hazardous waste management facility(ies) identified above, and

Whereas, said Principal is required to provide financial assurance for closure, or closure and post-closure care as a condition of the permit(s), and

Whereas said Principal shall establish a standby trust fund as is required when a surety bond is used to provide such financial assurance;

Now, therefore, the conditions of this obligation are such that if the Principal shall faithfully perform closure, whenever required to do so, of each facility for which this bond guarantees closure, in accordance with the closure plan and other requirements of the permit as such plan and permit may be amended, pursuant to all applicable laws, statutes, rules, and regulations, as such laws, statutes, rules and regulations may be amended.

And, if the Principal shall faithfully perform post-closure care of each facility for which this bond guarantees post-closure care, in accordance with the post-closure plan and other requirements of the permit, as such plan and permit may be amended, pursuant to all applicable laws, statutes, rules, and regulations, as such laws, statutes, rules, and regulations may be amended.

Or, if the Principal shall provide alternate financial assurance as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code and obtain the director's written approval of such assurance within ninety days after the date notice of cancellation is received by both the Principal and the director from the Surety(ies), then this obligation will be null and void, otherwise it is to remain in full force and effect.

The Surety(ies) shall become liable on this bond obligation only when the Principal has failed to fulfill the conditions described above.

Upon notification by the director that the Principal has been found in violation of the closure requirements of Chapters 3745-54 to 3745-57 and 3745-205 of the Administrative Code, for a facility for which this bond guarantees performance of closure, the Surety(ies) shall either perform closure in accordance with the closure plan and other permit requirements or place the closure amount guaranteed for the facility into the standby trust fund as directed by the director.

Upon notification by the director that the Principal has been found in violation of the post-closure requirements of Chapters 3745-54 to 3745-57 and 3745-205 of the Administrative Code for a facility for which this bond guarantees performance of post-closure care, the Surety(ies) shall either perform post-closure care in accordance with the post-closure plan and other permit requirements or place the post-closure amount guaranteed for the facility into the standby trust fund as directed by the director.

Upon notification by the director that the Principal has failed to provide alternate financial assurance as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code and obtain written approval of such assurance from the director during the ninety days following receipt by both the Principal and the director of a notice of cancellation of the bond, the Surety(ies) shall place funds in the amount guaranteed for the facility(ies) into the standby trust fund as directed by the director.

The Surety(ies) hereby waive(s) notification of amendments to closure plans, permits, applicable laws, statutes, rules, and regulations and agrees that no such amendment shall in any way alleviate its (their) obligation on this bond.

The liability of the Surety(ies) shall not be discharged by any payment or succession of payments hereunder, unless and until such payment or payments shall amount in the aggregate to the penal sum of the bond, but in no event shall the obligation of the Surety(ies) hereunder exceed the amount of said penal sum.

The Surety(ies) may cancel the bond by sending notice of cancellation by certified mail to the owner or operator and to the director, provided, however, that cancellation cannot occur during the one hundred twenty days beginning on the date of receipt of the notice of cancellation by both the Principal and the director as evidenced by the returned receipt(s).

The Principal may terminate this bond by sending written notice to the Surety(ies), provided, however, that no such notice shall become effective until the Surety(ies) receive(s) written authorization for termination of the bond by the director.

[The following paragraph is an optional rider that may be included but is not required.]

Principal and Surety(ies) hereby agree to adjust the penal sum of the bond yearly so that it guarantees a new closure and/or post-closure amount, provided that the penal sum does not increase by more than twenty percent in any one year, and no decrease in the penal sum takes place without the written permission of the director.

In witness whereof, the Principal and Surety(ies) have executed this Performance Bond and have affixed their seals on the date set forth above.

The persons whose signatures appear below hereby certify that they are authorized to execute this surety bond on behalf of the Principal and Surety(ies) and that the wording of this surety bond is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (C) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code, as such regulation was constituted on the date this bond was executed.

Principal

Signature(s):__________

Name(s) and title(s) [typed]:__________

Corporate seal:

Corporate surety(ies)

Name and address:__________

State of incorporation:__________

Liability limit: $__________

Signature(s):__________

Name(s) and title(s) [typed]:__________

Corporate seal:

[For every co-surety, provide signature(s), corporate seal, and other information in the same manner as for Surety above.]

Bond premium: $__________"

(D) A letter of credit as specified in paragraph (D) of rule 3745-55-43 , paragraph (D) of rule 3745-55-45 , or paragraph (C) of rule 3745-66-43 , or paragraph (C) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted.

[ Comment: A letter of credit may also contain provisions used by the issuing institution in its regular course of business, provided that such provisions do not alter the terms and conditions contained in paragraph (D) of this rule.]

"Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit

[director]

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

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 [owner's or operator's name and address] up to the aggregate amount of [in words] U.S. dollars $ __________, 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 pursuant to regulations issued under the authority of Chapter 3734. of the Ohio Revised Code as amended."

This letter of credit is effective as of [date] and will expire on [date of at least one year later], but such expiration date will be automatically extended for a period of [at least one year] on [date] and on each successive expiration date, unless, at least one hundred twenty days before the current expiration date, we notify both you and [owner or operator's name] by certified mail that we have decided not to extend this letter of credit beyond the current expiration date. In the event that you are so notified, any unused portion of the credit will be available upon presentation of your sight draft for one hundred twenty days after the date of receipt by both you and [owner's or operator's name] as shown on the signed return receipts.

Whenever this letter of credit is drawn on under and in compliance with the terms of this credit, we will duly honor such draft upon presentation to us, and we will deposit the amount of the draft directly into the standby trust fund of [owner's or operator's name] in accordance with your instructions.

We certify that the wording of this letter of credit is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (D) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date shown immediately below.

[Signature(s) and title(s) of official(s) of issuing institution] [Date]

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

[Comment: In the event that the owner or operator ceases to exist, any unused portion of the credit will be available for one hundred twenty days after the date of receipt by the director, as shown on the signed returned receipt.]

(E) A certificate of insurance, as specified in paragraph (E) of rule 3745-55-43 , paragraph (E) of rule 3745-55-45 , paragraph (D) of rule 3745-66-43 , or paragraph (D) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Certificate of Insurance for Closure or Post-Closure Care

Name and address of Insurer (herein called the "Insurer"):__________

Name and address of Insured (herein called the "Insured"):__________

Facilities covered: [list for each facility: the U.S. EPA identification number, name, address, and the amount of insurance for closure and/or the amount for post-closure care (these amounts for all facilities covered shall total the face amount shown below).]

Face amount:_______

Policy number:_______

Effective date:_______

The Insurer hereby certifies that it has issued to the Insured the policy of insurance identified above to provide financial assurance for [insert "closure" or "closure and post-closure care" or "post-closure care"] for the facilities identified above. The Insurer further warrants that such policy conforms in all respects with the requirements of paragraph (E) of rule 3745-55-43 and paragraph (E) of rule 3745-55-45, and paragraph (D) of rule 3745-66-43 and paragraph (D) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code, as applicable and as such regulations were constituted on the date shown immediately below. It is agreed that any provision of the policy inconsistent with such regulations is hereby amended to eliminate such inconsistency.

Whenever requested by the director , the Insurer agrees to furnish to the director a duplicate original of the policy listed above, including all endorsements thereon.

I hereby certify that the wording of this certificate is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (E) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date shown immediately below.

[Authorized signature for Insurer]____________

[Name of person signing]__________

[Title of person signing]________

Signature of witness or notary:________

[Date]__________"

(F) A letter from the chief financial officer, as specified in paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-43 , or paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-45 , or paragraph (E) of rule 3745-66-43 , or paragraph (E) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Letter from Chief Financial Officer

[Address to Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.]

I am the chief financial officer of [name and address of firm]. This letter is in support of this firm's use of the financial test to demonstrate financial assurance for closure and/or post-closure costs, as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code.

[Fill out the following five paragraphs regarding facilities and associated cost estimates. If your firm has no facilities that belong in a particular paragraph, write "none" in the space indicated. For each facility, include its U.S. EPA identification number, name, address, and current closure and/or post-closure cost estimates. Identify each cost estimate as to whether it is for closure or post-closure care.]

1. This firm is the owner or operator of the following facilities for which financial assurance for closure or post-closure care is demonstrated through the financial test specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code. The current closure and/or post-closure cost estimates covered by the test are shown for each facility:____________

2. This firm guarantees, through the guarantee specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code, the closure or post-closure care of the following facilities owned or operated by the guaranteed party. The current cost estimates for the closure or post-closure care so guaranteed are shown for each facility:___________. The firm identified above is [insert one or more: (1) the direct or higher-tier parent corporation of the owner or operator; or (2) owned by the same parent corporation as the parent corporation of the owner or operator, and receiving the following value in consideration of this guarantee __________; or (3) engaged in the following substantial business relationship with the owner or operator __________, and receiving the following value in consideration of this guarantee__________. [Attach a written description of the business relationship or a copy of the contract establishing such relationship to this letter.]

3. This firm, as owner or operator or guarantor, is demonstrating financial assurance for the closure or post-closure care of the following facilities through the use of a test equivalent or substantially equivalent to the financial test specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code. The current closure and/or post-closure cost estimates covered by such a test are shown for each facility:__________

4. This firm is the owner or operator of the following hazardous waste management facilities for which financial assurance for closure or, if a disposal facility, post-closure care, is not demonstrated to Ohio EPA through the financial test or any other financial assurance mechanism specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code or equivalent or substantially equivalent state mechanisms. The current closure and/or post-closure cost estimates not covered by such financial assurance are shown for each facility: __________

5. This firm is the owner or operator of the following UIC facilities for which financial assurance for plugging and abandonment is required under Chapter 3745-34 of the Administrative Code. The current closure cost estimates as required by Chapters 3745-34, 3745-55, and 3745-66 of the Administrative Code are shown for each facility:__________

This firm [insert "is required" or "is not required"] to file a Form 10K with the securities and exchange commission (SEC) for the latest fiscal year.

The fiscal year of this firm ends on [month, day]. The figures for the following items marked with an asterisk are derived from this firm's independently audited, year-end financial statements for the latest completed fiscal year, ended [date].

[Fill in Alternative I if the criteria of paragraph (F) (1)(a) of rule 3745-55-43 or paragraph (F) (1) (a) of rule 3745-55-45 of the Administrative Code are used, or if the criteria of paragraph (E) (1) (a) of rule 3745-66-43 or paragraph (E) (1) (a) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code are used. Fill in Alternative II if the criteria of paragraph (F)(1)(b) of rule 3745-55-43 or paragraph (F)(1)(b) of rule 3745-55-45 of the Administrative Code are used, or if the criteria of paragraph (E)(1)(b) of rule 3745-66-43 or paragraph (E)(1)(b) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code are used.]

Alternative I

1. Sum of current closure and post-closure cost estimates [total of all cost estimates shown in the five paragraphs above] $________

*2. Total liabilities [if any portion of the closure or post-closure cost estimates is included in total liabilities, you may deduct the amount of that portion from this line and add that amount to lines 3 and 4] $______

*3. Tangible net worth $______

*4. Net worth $______

*5. Current assets $______

*6. Current liabilities $______

7. Net working capital [line 5 minus line 6] $______

*8. The sum of net income plus depreciation, depletion, and amortization $____

*9. Total assets in U.S. [required only if less than 90% of firm's assets are located intheU.S.]$____

10. Is line 3 at least $10 million? [Yes/No]______

11. Is line 3 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]______

12. Is line 7 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

*13. Are at least 90% of firm's assets located in the U.S.? If not, complete line 14. [Yes/No]________

14. Is line 9 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

15. Is line 2 divided by line 4 less than 2.0 ? [Yes/No]________

16. Is line 8 divided by line 2 greater than 0.1 ? [Yes/No]________

17. Is line 5 divided by line 6 greater than 1.5 ? [Yes/No]________

Alternative II

1. Sum of current closure and post-closure cost estimates [total of all cost estimates shown in the five paragraphs above] $________

2. Current bond rating of most recent issuance of this firm and name of rating service________

3. Date of issuance of bond________

4. Date of maturity of bond________

*5. Tangible net worth [if any portion of the closure and post-closure cost estimates is included in "total liabilities" on your firm's financial statements, you may add the amount of that portion to this line] $________

*6. Total assets in U.S. [required only if less than 90% of firm's assets are located intheU.S.]$________

7. Is line 5 at least $10 million? [Yes/No]________

8. Is line 5 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

*9. Are at least 90% of firm's assets located in the U.S.? If not, complete line 10. [Yes/No]________

10. Is line 6 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

I hereby certify that the wording of this letter is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date shown immediately below.

[Signature]________

[Name]________

[Title]________

[Date]________"

(G) A letter from the chief financial officer, as specified in paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (F) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Letter from chief financial officer (to demonstrate liability coverage or to demonstrate both liability coverage and assurance of closure or post-closure care).

[Address to Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.]

I am the chief financial officer of [firm's name and address]. This letter is in support of the use of the financial test to demonstrate financial responsibility for liability coverage [insert "and closure and/or post-closure care" if applicable] as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code.

[Fill out the following paragraphs regarding facilities and liability coverage. If there are no facilities that belong in a particular paragraph, write "none" in the space indicated. For each facility, include its U.S. EPA identification number, name, and address.]

The firm identified above is the owner or operator of the following facilities for which liability coverage for [insert "sudden" or "nonsudden" or "both sudden and nonsudden"] accidental occurrences is being demonstrated through the financial test specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code:_______

The firm identified above guarantees, through the guarantee specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code, liability coverage for [insert "sudden" or "nonsudden" or "both sudden and nonsudden"] accidental occurrences at the following facilities owned or operated by the following:________The firm identified above is [insert one or more: (1) the direct or higher-tier parent corporation of the owner or operator; (2) owned by the same parent corporation as the parent corporation of the owner or operator, and receiving the following value in consideration of this guarantee _______; or (3) engaged in the following substantial business relationship with the owner or operator ________, and receiving the following value in consideration of this guarantee________] [Attach a written description of the business relationship or a copy of the contract establishing such relationship to this letter.]

[If you are using the financial test to demonstrate coverage of both liability and closure and post-closure care, fill in the following five paragraphs regarding facilities and associated closure and post-closure cost estimates. If there are no facilities that belong in a particular paragraph, write "none" in the space indicated. For each facility, include its U.S. EPA identification number, name, address, and current closure and/or post-closure cost estimates. Identify each cost estimate as to whether it is for closure or post-closure care.]

1. The firm identified above owns or operates the following facilities for which financial assurance for closure or post-closure care or liability coverage is demonstrated through the financial test specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code. The current closure and/or post-closure cost estimate covered by the test are shown for each facility: ________

2. The firm identified above guarantees, through the guarantee specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code, the closure and post-closure care or liability coverage of the following facilities owned or operated by the guaranteed party. The current cost estimates for the closure or post-closure care so guaranteed are shown for each facility:

3. The firm identified above is demonstrating financial assurance for the closure or post-closure care of the following facilities through the use of a test equivalent or substantially equivalent to the financial test specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code. The current closure and/or post-closure cost estimates covered by such a test are shown for each facility:________

4. The firm identified above owns or operates the following hazardous waste management facilities for which financial assurance for closure or, if a disposal facility, post-closure care, is not demonstrated to the director through the financial test or any other financial assurance mechanisms specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code. The current closure and/or post-closure cost estimates not covered by such financial assurance are shown for each facility:________

5. This firm is the owner or operator of the following UIC facilities for which financial assurance for plugging and abandonment is required under Chapter 3745-34 of the Administrative Code and is assured through a financial test. The current closure cost estimates as required by Chapters 3745-34, 3745-55, and 3745-66 of the Administrative Code are shown for each facility:________

This firm [insert "is required" or "is not required"] to file a Form 10K with the securities and exchange commission (SEC) for the latest fiscal year.

The fiscal year of this firm ends on [month, day]. The figures for the following items marked with an asterisk are derived from this firm's independently audited, year-end financial statements for the latest completed fiscal year, ended [date].

[Fill in Part A if you are using the financial test to demonstrate coverage only for the liability requirements.]

Part A. Liability Coverage for Accidental Occurrences

[Fill in Alternative I if the criteria of paragraph (F) (1)(a) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (F) (1) (a) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code are used. Fill in Alternative II if the criteria of paragraph (F)(1)(b) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (F)(1)(b) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code are used.

Alternative I

1. Amount of annual aggregate liability coverage to be demonstrated $________

2. Current assets $________

3. Current liabilities $________

4. Net working capital (line 2 minus line 3) $________

5. Tangible net worth $________

6. If less than 90% of assets are located in the U.S., give total U.S. assets $ ________

7. Is line 5 at least $10 million? [Yes/No]________

8. Is line 4 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

9. Is line 5 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

10. Are at least 90% of assets located in the U.S.? [Yes/No] _______If not, complete line 11.

11. Is line 6 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

Alternative II

1. Amount of annual aggregate liability coverage to be demonstrated $________

2. Current bond rating of most recent issuance and name of rating service________

3. Date of issuance of bond________

4. Date of maturity of bond________

5. Tangible net worth $________

6. Total assets in U.S. (required only if less than 90% of assets are located in the U.S.)$________

7. Is line 5 at least $10 million? [Yes/No]________

8. Is line 5 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

9. Are at least 90% of assets located in the U.S.? [Yes/No] ________If not, complete line 10.

10. Is line 6 at least 6 times line 1? [Yes/No]________

[Fill in Part B if you are using the financial test to demonstrate assurance of both liability coverage and closure or post-closure care.]

Part B. Closure or Post-Closure Care and Liability Coverage

[Fill in Alternative I if the criteria of paragraph (F) (1)(a) of rule 3745-55-43 or paragraph (F) (1) (a) of rule 3745-55-45 and paragraph (F) (1) (a) of rule 3745-55-47 of the Administrative Code are used or if the criteria in paragraph (E) (1) (a) of rule 3745-66-43 or paragraph (E) (1) (a) of rule 3745-66-45 and paragraph (F) (1) (a) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code are used. Fill in Alternative II if the criteria of paragraph (F)(1)(b) of rule 3745-55-43 or paragraph (F)(1)(b) of rule 3745-55-45 and paragraph (F)(1)(b) of rule 3745-55-47 of the Administrative Code are used or if the criteria of paragraph (E) (1) (a) of rule 3745-66-43 or paragraph (E) (1) (a) of rule 3745-66-45 and paragraph (F)(1)(b) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code are used.]

Alternative I

1. Sum of current closure and post-closure cost estimates (total of all cost estimates listed above) $_______

2. Amount of annual aggregate liability coverage to be demonstrated $_______

3. Sum of lines 1 and 2 $_______

4. . Total liabilities (if any portion of your closure or post-closure cost estimates is included in your total liabilities, you may deduct that portion from this line and add that amount to lines 5 and 6) $_______

5. Tangible net worth $_______

6. Net worth $_______

7. Current assets $_______

8. Current liabilities $_______

9. Net working capital (line 7 minus line 8) $_______

10. The sum of net income plus depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ _______

11. Total assets in U.S. (required only if less than 90% of assets are located in the U.S.)$_______

12. Is line 5 at least $10 million? [Yes/No]_______

13. Is line 5 at least 6 times line 3? [Yes/No]_______

14. Is line 9 at least 6 times line 3? [Yes/No]_______

15. Are at least 90% of assets located in the U.S.? [Yes/No] _______If not, complete line 16.

16. Is line 11 at least 6 times line 3? [Yes/No]_______

17. Is line 4 divided by line 6 less than 2.0 ? [Yes/No]_______

18. Is line 10 divided by line 4 greater than 0.1 ? [Yes/No]_______

19. Is line 7 divided by line 8 greater than 1.5 ? [Yes/No]_______

Alternative II

1. Sum of current closure and post-closure cost estimates (total of all cost estimates listed above $_______

2. Amount of annual aggregate liability coverage to be demonstrated $_______

3. Sum of lines 1 and 2 $_______

4. Current bond rating of most recent issuance and name of rating service_______

5. Date of issuance of bond_______

6. Date of maturity bond_______

7. Tangible net worth (if any portion of the closure or post-closure cost estimates is included in "total liabilities" on your financial statements you may add that portion to this line) $_______

8. Total assets in the U.S. (required only if less than 90% of assets are located in the U.S.) $_______

9. Is line 7 at least $10 million? [Yes/No]_______

10. Is line 7 at least 6 times line 3? [Yes/No]_______

*11. Are at least 90% of assets located in the U.S.? [Yes/No] _______If not, complete line 12.

12. Is line 8 at least 6 times line 3? [Yes/No]_______

I hereby certify that the wording of this letter is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (G) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date shown immediately below.

[Signature]_______

[Name]_______

[Title]_______

[Date]_______"

(H)

(1) A guarantee, as specified in paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-43 or paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-45 of the Administrative Code or paragraph (E) of rule 3745-66-43 or paragraph (E) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Guarantee for Closure or Post-Closure Care

Guarantee made this [date] by [name of guaranteeing entity], a business corporation organized under the laws of the State of [insert name of State], herein referred to as guarantor. This guarantee is made on behalf of the [owner or operator] of [business address], which is [one of the following: "our subsidiary"; "a subsidiary of [name and address of common parent corporation], of which guarantor is a subsidiary"; or "an entity with which guarantor has a substantial business relationship, as defined in paragraph (D) of rule 3745-55-41 of the Administrative Code" to the Ohio EPA.

Recitals

1. Guarantor meets or exceeds the financial test criteria and agrees to comply with the reporting requirements for guarantors as specified in paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-43 and paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-45 of the Administrative Code and paragraph (E) of rule 3745-66-43 and paragraph (E) of rule 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code.

2. [Owner or operator] owns or operates the following hazardous waste management facility(ies) covered by this guarantee: [list for each facility: U.S. EPA identification number, name, and address. Indicate for each whether guarantee is for closure, post-closure care, or both.]

3. "Closure plans" and "post-closure plans" as used below refer to the plans maintained as required by rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code for the closure and post-closure care of facilities as identified above.

4. For value received from [owner or operator], guarantor guarantees to Ohio EPA that in the event that [owner or operator] fails to perform [insert "closure," "post-closure care" or "closure and post-closure care"] of the above facility(ies) in accordance with the closure or post-closure plans and other permit requirements or requirements in Chapters 3745-65 to 3745-69 and 3745-256 of the Administrative Code whenever required to do so, the guarantor shall do so or establish a trust fund as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code or rules 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code, as applicable, in the name of[owner or operator] in the amount of the current closure or post-closure cost estimates as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code.

5. Guarantor agrees that if, at the end of any fiscal year before termination of this guarantee, the guarantor fails to meet the financial test criteria, guarantor shall send within ninety days, by certified mail, notice to the director, Ohio EPA and to [owner or operator] that he intends to provide alternate financial assurance as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 or rules 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code, as applicable, in the name of[owner or operator]. Within one hundred twenty days after the end of such fiscal year, the guarantor shall establish such financial assurance unless [owner or operator] has done so.

6. The guarantor agrees to notify the director by certified mail, of a voluntary or involuntary proceeding under "Title XI (Bankruptcy)", U.S. Code, naming guarantor as debtor, within ten days after commencement of the proceeding.

7. Guarantor agrees that within thirty days after being notified by the director of a determination that guarantor no longer meets the financial test criteria or that he is disallowed from continuing as a guarantor of closure or post-closure care, he shall establish alternate financial assurance as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 or rules 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code, as applicable, in the name of[owner or operator] unless [owner or operator] has done so.

8. Guarantor agrees to remain bound under this guarantee notwithstanding any or all of the following: amendment or modification of the closure or post-closure plan, amendment or modification of the permit, the extension or reduction of the time of performance of closure or post-closure, or any other modification or alteration of an obligation of the owner or operator pursuant to Chapters 3745-54 to 3745-57 and 3745-205, or Chapters 3745-65 to 3745-69 and 3745-256 of the Administrative Code.

9. Guarantor agrees to remain bound under this guarantee for so long as [owner or operator] must comply with the applicable financial assurance requirements of rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 and 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code for the above listed facilities, except as provided in paragraph 10 of this agreement.

10. [Insert the following language if the guarantor is

(a) a direct or higher-tier corporate parent, or

(b) a firm whose parent corporation is also the parent corporation of the owner or operator]:

Guarantor may terminate this guarantee by sending notice by certified mail to the director and to [owner and operator]; provided that this guarantee may not be terminated unless and until [the owner or operator] obtains, and the director approves, alternate closure and/or post-closure care coverage complying with rules 3745-55-43 , 3745-55-45 , 3745-66-43 , and/or 3745-66-45 of the Administrative Code.

[Insert the following language if the guarantor is a firm qualifying as a guarantor due to its "substantial business relationship" with its owner or operator.]

[Guarantor may terminate this guarantee one hundred twenty days following the receipt of notification, through certified mail, by Ohio EPA and by [the owner or operator].

11. Guarantor agrees that if [owner or operator] fails to provide alternate financial assurance as specified in rules 3745-55-40 to 3745-55-51 or rules 3745-66-40 to 3745-66-48 of the Administrative Code, as applicable, and obtain written approval of such assurance from the director within ninety days after a notice of cancellation by the guarantor is received by the director from guarantor, guarantor shall provide such alternate financial assurance in the name of[owner or operator].

12. Guarantor expressly waives notice of acceptance of this guarantee by the Ohio EPA or by [owner or operator]. Guarantor also expressly waives notice of amendments or modifications of the closure and/or post-closure plan and of amendments or modifications of the facility permit(s).

I hereby certify that the wording of this guarantee is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (H) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date first above written.

Effective date:________

[Name of guarantor]________

[Authorized signature for guarantor]________

[Name of person signing]________

[Title of person signing]________

Signature of witness or notary:________"

(2) A guarantee, as specified in paragraph (G) of rule 3745-55-47 or in paragraph (G) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Guarantee for liability coverage

Guarantee made this [date] by [name of guaranteeing entity], a business corporation organized under the laws of [if incorporated within the United States insert "the State of_____" and insert name of state; if incorporated outside the United States insert the name of the country in which incorporated, the principal place of business within the United States, and the name and address of the registered agent in the state of the principal place of business], herein referred to as guarantor. This guarantee is made on behalf of [owner or operator] of [business address], which is one of the following: "our subsidiary;" "a subsidiary of [name and address of common parent corporation], of which guarantor is a subsidiary;" or "an entity with which guarantor has a substantial business relationship, as defined in paragraph (D) of rule 3745-55-41 of the Administrative Code", to any and all third parties who have sustained or may sustain bodily injury or property damage caused by [sudden and/or nonsudden] accidental occurrences arising from operation of the facility(ies) covered by this guarantee.

Recitals

1. Guarantor meets or exceeds the financial test criteria and agrees to comply with the reporting requirements for guarantors as specified in paragraph (G) of rule 3745-55-47 and paragraph (G) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code.

2. [Owner or operator] owns or operates the following hazardous waste management facility(ies) covered by this guarantee: [list for each facility: PA identification number, name, and address; and if guarantor is incorporated outside the United States list the name and address of the guarantor's registered agent in each state]. This guarantee satisfies the third-party liability requirements for [insert "sudden" or "nonsudden" or "both sudden and nonsudden"] accidental occurrences in above-named owner or operator facilities for coverage in the amount of [insert dollar amount] for each occurrence and [insert dollar amount] annual aggregate.

3. For value received from [owner or operator], guarantor guarantees to any and all third parties who have sustained or may sustain bodily injury or property damage caused by [sudden and/or nonsudden] accidental occurrences arising from operations of the facility(ies) covered by this guarantee that in the event that [owner or operator] fails to satisfy a judgment or award based on a determination of liability for bodily injury or property damage to third parties caused by [sudden and/or nonsudden] accidental occurrences, arising from the operation of the above-named facilities, or fails to pay an amount agreed to in settlement of a claim arising from or alleged to arise from such injury or damage, the guarantor will satisfy such judgment(s), award(s) or settlement agreement(s) up to the limits of coverage identified above.

4. Such obligation does not apply to any of the following:

(a) 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. This exclusion does not apply to liability for damages that [insert owner or operator] would be obligated to pay in the absence of the contract or agreement.

(b) Any obligation of [insert owner or operator] under a workers' compensation, disability benefits, or unemployment compensation law or any similar law.

(c) Bodily injury to:

(1) An employee of [insert owner or operator] arising from, and in the course of, employment by [insert owner or operator]; or

(2) The spouse, child, parent, brother, or sister of that employee as a consequence of or arising from, and in the course of employment by [insert owner or operator]. This exclusion applies:

(A) Whether [insert owner or operator] may be liable as an employer or in any other capacity; and

(B) To any obligation to share damages with or repay another person who must pay damages because of the injury to persons identified in paragraphs (1) and (2).

(d) Bodily injury or property damage arising out of the ownership, maintenance, use, or entrustment to others of any aircraft, motor vehicle or watercraft.

(e) Property damage to:

(1) Any property owned, rented, or occupied by [insert owner or operator];

(2) Premises that are sold, given away or abandoned by [insert owner or operator] if the property damage arises out of any part of those premises;

(3) Property loaned to [insert owner or operator];

(4) Personal property in the care, custody or control of [insert owner or operator];

(5) That particular part of real property on which [insert owner or operator] or any contractors or subcontractors working directly or indirectly on behalf of [insert owner or operator] are performing operations, if the property damage arises out of these operations.

5. Guarantor agrees that if, at the end of any fiscal year before termination of this guarantee, the guarantor fails to meet the financial test criteria, guarantor shall send within 90 days, by certified mail, notice to the director and to [owner or operator] that he intends to provide alternate liability coverage as specified in rules 3745-55-47 and 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code, as applicable, in the name of[owner or operator]. Within 120 days after the end of such fiscal year, the guarantor shall establish such liability coverage unless [owner or operator] has done so.

6. The guarantor agrees to notify the director by certified mail of a voluntary or involuntary proceeding under "Title 11 (Bankruptcy)," U.S. Code, naming guarantor as debtor, within 10 days after commencement of the proceeding.

7. Guarantor agrees that within 30 days after being notified by the director of a determination that guarantor no longer meets the financial test criteria or that he is disallowed from continuing as a guarantor, he shall establish alternate liability coverage as specified in rule 3745-55-47 or 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code in the name of[owner or operator], unless [owner or operator] has done so.

8. Guarantor reserves the right to modify this agreement to take into account amendment or modification of the liability requirements set by rules 3745-55-47 and 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code, provided that such modification shall become effective only if the director does not disapprove the modification with 30 days of receipt of notification of the modification.

9. Guarantor agrees to remain bound under this guarantee for so long as [owner or operator] must comply with the applicable requirements of rules 3745-55-47 and 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code for the above-listed facility(ies), except as provided in paragraph 10 of this agreement.

10. [Insert the following language if the guarantor is

(a) a direct or higher-tier corporate parent, or

(b) a firm whose parent corporation is also the parent corporation of the owner or operator]:

Guarantor may terminate this guarantee by sending notice by certified mail to the director and to [owner or operator], provided that this guarantee may not be terminated unless and until [the owner or operator] obtains, and the director approves, alternate liability coverage complying with rule 3745-55-47 and /or 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code.

[Insert the following language if the guarantor is a firm qualifying as a guarantor due to its "substantial business relationship" with the owner or operator]:

Guarantor may terminate this guarantee one hundred twenty days following receipt of notification, through certified mail, by the director and by [the owner or operator].

11. Guarantor hereby expressly waives notice of acceptance of this guarantee by any party.

12. Guarantor agrees that this guarantee is in addition to and does not affect any other responsibility or liability of the guarantor with respect to the covered facilities.

13. The guarantor shall satisfy a third-party liability claim only on receipt of one of the following documents:

(a) Certification from the principal and the third-party claimant(s) that the liability claim should be paid. The certification shall be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Certification of Valid Claim The undersigned, as parties [insert Principal] and [insert name and address of third-party claimant(s)], hereby certify that the claim of bodily injury and/or property damage caused by a [sudden or nonsudden] accidental occurrence arising from operating [principal's] hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility should be paid in the amount of $[_______].

[Signatures]___________

Principal____________

(Notary)_________Date__________

[Signatures]____________

Claimant(s)___________

(Notary)________Date________

(b) A valid final court order establishing a judgment against the Principal for bodily injury or property damage caused by sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrences arising from the operation of the Principal's facility or group of facilities.

14. In the event of combination of this guarantee with another mechanism to meet liability requirements, this guarantee will be considered [insert "primary" or "excess"] coverage.

I hereby certify that the wording of the guarantee is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (H)(2) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date shown immediately below.

Effective date:______

[Name of guarantor]_______

[Authorized signature for guarantor]_______

[Name of person signing]________

[Title of person signing]________

Signature of witness or notary:________"

(I) A hazardous waste facility liability endorsement as required in rules 3745-55-47 and 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Hazardous Waste Facility Liability Endorsement

1. This endorsement certifies that the policy to which the endorsement is attached provides liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage in connection with the insured's obligation to demonstrate financial responsibility under rules 3745-55-47 and 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code. The coverage applies at[list U.S. EPA identification number, name, and address for each facility] for [insert "sudden accidental occurrences," "nonsudden accidental occurrences," or "sudden and nonsudden accidental occurrences;" if coverage is for multiple facilities and the coverage is different for different facilities, indicate which facilities are insured for sudden accidental occurrences, which are insured for nonsudden accidental occurrences, and which are insured for both]. The limits of liability are [insert the dollar amount of the "each occurrence" and "annual aggregate" limits of the insurer's liability], exclusive of legal defense costs.

2. The insurance afforded with respect to such occurrences is subject to all of the terms and conditions of the policy; provided, however, that any provisions of the policy inconsistent with subsections (a) through (e) of this paragraph 2 are hereby amended to conform with subsections (a) through (e):

(a) Bankruptcy or insolvency of the insured shall not relieve the Insurer of its obligations under the policy to which this endorsement is attached.

(b) The Insurer is liable for the payment of amounts within any deductible applicable to the policy, with a right to reimbursement by the insured for any such payment made by the Insurer. This provision does not apply with respect to that amount of any deductible for which coverage is demonstrated as specified in paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-47 and paragraph (F) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code.

(c) Whenever requested by the director, the Insurer agrees to furnish to the director a signed duplicate original of the policy and all endorsements.

(d) Cancellation of this endorsement, whether by the Insurer, the insured, a parent corporation providing insurance coverage for its subsidiary, or by a firm having an insurable interest in and obtaining liability insurance on behalf of the owner or operator of the hazardous waste management facility, will be effective only upon written notice and only after the expiration of sixty days after a copy of such written notice is received by the director.

(e) Any other termination of this endorsement will be effective only upon written notice and only after the expiration of thirty days after a copy of such written notice is received by the director.

Attached to and forming part of policy no. _____issued by [name of Insurer], herein called the Insurer, of [address of Insurer] to [name of insured] of [address] this____day of____,____. The effective date of said policy is____day of___,

I hereby certify that the wording of this endorsement is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (I) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulation was constituted on the date first above written, and that the Insurer is licensed to transact the business of insurance, or eligible to provide insurance as an excess or surplus lines insurer, in one or more States.

[Signature of authorized representative of Insurer]_______

[Type name]________

[Title], authorized representative of [name of Insurer]________

[Address of representative]________"

(J) A certificate of liability insurance as required in rule 3745-55-47 or 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code must be worded as follows, except that the instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Hazardous Waste Facility Certificate of Liability Insurance

1. [Name of Insurer], (the "Insurer"), of [address of Insurer] hereby certifies that it has issued liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage to [name of insured], (the "insured"), of [address of insured] in connection with the insured's obligation to demonstrate financial responsibility under rules 3745-55-47 or 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code. The coverage applies at[list U.S. EPA identification number, name, and address for each facility] for [insert "sudden accidental occurrences," "nonsudden accidental occurrences," or "sudden and nonsudden accidental occurrences;" if coverage is for multiple facilities and the coverage is different for different facilities, indicate which facilities are insured for sudden accidental occurrences, which are insured for nonsudden accidental occurrences, and which are insured for both]. The limits of liability are [insert the dollar amount of the "each occurrence" and "annual aggregate" limits of the Insurer's liability], exclusive of legal defense costs. The coverage is provided under policy number _________, issued on [date]. The effective date of said policy is [date].

2. The Insurer further certifies the following with respect to the insurance described in Paragraph 1:

(a) Bankruptcy or insolvency of the insured shall not relieve the Insurer of its obligations under the policy.

(b) The Insurer is liable for the payment of amounts within any deductible applicable to the policy, with a right of reimbursement by the insured for any such payment made by the Insurer. This provision does not apply with respect to that amount of any deductible for which coverage is demonstrated as specified in paragraph (F) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (F) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code.

(c) Whenever requested by the director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Insurer agrees to furnish to the director a signed duplicate original of the policy and all endorsements.

(d) Cancellation of the insurance, whether by the Insurer, the insured, a parent corporation providing insurance coverage for its subsidiary, or by a firm having an insurable interest in and obtaining liability insurance on behalf of the owner or operator of the hazardous waste management facility, will be effective only upon written notice and only after the expiration of sixty days after a copy of such written notice is received by the director.

(e) Any other termination of the insurance will be effective only upon written notice and only after the expiration of thirty days after a copy of such written notice is received by the director.

I hereby certify that the wording of this instrument is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (J) of 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulation was constituted on the date first above written, and that the Insurer is licensed to transact the business of insurance, or eligible to provide insurance as an excess or surplus lines insurer, in one or more States.

[Signature of authorized representative of Insurer]_______

[Type name]_______

[Title], authorized representative of [name of Insurer]_______

[Address of representative]_______"

(K) A letter of credit, as specified in paragraph (H) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (H) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit

Name and Address of Issuing Institution_______

Director_______

Ohio EPA_______

Dear Sir or Madam: We hereby establish our Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit No.________in the favor of ["any and all third-party liability claimants", or insert name of trustee of the standby trust fund], at the request and for the account of [owner's or operator's name and address] for third-party liability awards or settlements up to [in words] U.S. dollars $__________per occurrence and the annual aggregate amount of [in words] U.S. dollars $___________, for sudden accidental occurrences and/or for third-party liability awards or settlements up to the amount of [in words] U.S. dollars $___________per occurrence and the annual aggregate amount of [in words] U.S. dollars $___________, for nonsudden accidental occurrences available upon presentation of a sight draft, bearing reference to this letter of credit No. ______________, and [insert the following language if the letter of credit is being used without a standby trust fund: -( 1) a signed certificate reading as follows:

Certification of Valid Claim

The undersigned, as parties [insert Principal] and [insert name and address of third-party claimants], hereby certify that the claim of bodily injury [and/or] property damage caused by a [sudden or nonsudden] accidental occurrence arising from operations of [Principal's] hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility should be paid in the amount of $___________. We hereby certify that the claim does not apply to any of the following:

(a) Bodily injury or property damage for which [insert Principal] is obligated to pay damages by reason of the assumption of liability in a contract or agreement. This exclusion does not apply to liability for damages that [insert Principal] would be obligated to pay in the absence of the contract or agreement.

(b) Any obligation of [insert Principal] under a workers' compensation, disability benefits, or unemployment compensation law or any similar law.

(c) Bodily injury to:

(1) An employee of [insert Principal] arising from, and in the course of, employment by [insert Principal]; or

(2) The spouse, child, parent, brother, or sister of that employee as a consequence of, or arising from, and in the course of employment by [insert Principal]. This exclusion applies:

(A) Whether [insert Principal] may be liable as an employer or in any other capacity; and

(B) To any obligation to share damages with or repay another person who must pay damages because of the injury to persons identified in paragraphs (1) and (2).

(d) Bodily injury or property damage arising out of the ownership, maintenance, use, or entrustment to others of any aircraft, motor vehicle, or watercraft.

(e) Property damage to:

(1) Any property owned, rented, or occupied by [insert Principal];

(2) Premises that are sold, given away or abandoned by [insert Principal] if the property damage arises out of any part of those premises;

(3) Property loaned to [insert Principal];

(4) Personal property in the care, custody or control of [insert Principal];

(5) That particular part of real property on which [insert Principal] or any contractors or subcontractors working directly or indirectly on behalf of [insert Principal] are performing operations, if the property damage arises out of these operations.

[Signatures]

Principal______________

[Signatures]

Claimant(s)_______________

Or (2) a valid final court order establishing a judgment against the grantor for bodily injury or property damage caused by a sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrence arising from operation of the grantor's facility or group of facilities.

This letter of credit is effective as of [date] and shall expire on [date at least one year later], but such expiration date shall be automatically extended for a period of [at least one year] on [date] and on each successive expiration date, unless, at least one hundred twenty days before the current expiration date, we notify you, the director, and [owner's or operator's name] by certified mail that we have decided not to extend this letter of credit beyond the current expiration date.

Whenever this letter of credit is drawn on, under and in compliance with the terms of this credit, we shall duly honor such draft upon presentation to us.

[Insert the following language if a standby trust fund is not being used:] In the event that this letter of credit is used in combination with another mechanism for liability coverage, this letter of credit shall be considered [insert "primary" or "excess"] coverage.

We certify that the wording of this letter of credit is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (K) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date shown immediately below.

[Signature(s) and title(s) of official(s) of issuing institution]

[Date]

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

(L) A surety bond, as specified in paragraph (I) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (I) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Payment Bond

Surety Bond No. [insert number]

Parties [insert name and address of owner or operator]. Principal, incorporated in [insert State of incorporation] of [insert city and State of principal place of business] and [insert name and address of surety company(ies)]. Surety company(ies), of [insert Surety(ies) place of business]. U.S. EPA identification number, name, and address for each facility guaranteed by this bond:______


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Purpose: This is an agreement between the surety(ies) and the Principal under which the Surety(ies), its (their) successors and assignees, agree to be responsible for the payment of claims against the Principal for bodily injury and/or property damage to third parties caused by ["sudden" and/or "nonsudden"] accidental occurrences arising from operations of the facility or group of facilities in the sums prescribed herein; subject to the governing provisions and the following conditions.

Governing Provisions:

(1) Section 3004 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended.

(2) Rules and regulations of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency particularly rule 3745-55-47 or rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code(if applicable).

Conditions:

(1) The Principal is subject to applicable governing provisions that require the Principal to have and maintain liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage to third parties caused by ["sudden" and/or "nonsudden"] accidental occurrences arising from operations of the facility or group of facilities. Such obligation does not apply to any of the following:

(a) Bodily injury or property damage for which [insert Principal] is obligated to pay damages by reason of the assumption of liability in a contract or agreement. This exclusion does not apply to liability for damages that [insert Principal] would be obligated to pay in the absence of the contract or agreement.

(b) Any obligation of [insert Principal] under a workers' compensation, disability benefits, or unemployment compensation law or similar law.

(c) Bodily injury to:

(1) An employee of [insert Principal] arising from, and in the course of, employment by [insert Principal]; or

(2) The spouse, child, parent, brother or sister of that employee as a consequence of, or arising from, and in the course of employment by [insert Principal]. This exclusion applies:

(A) Whether [insert Principal] may be liable as an employer or in any other capacity; and

(B) To any obligation to share damages with or repay another person who must pay damages because of the injury to persons identified in paragraphs (1) and (2).

(d) Bodily injury or property damage arising out of the ownership, maintenance, use, or entrustment to others of any aircraft, motor vehicle, or watercraft.

(e) Property damage to:

(1) Any property owned, rented, or occupied by [insert Principal]:

(2) Premises that are sold, given away or abandoned by [insert Principal] if the property damage arises out of any part of those premises:

(3) Property loaned to [insert Principal]:

(4) Personal property in the care, custody or control of [insert Principal]:

(5) That particular part of real property on which [insert Principal] or any contractors or subcontractors working directly or indirectly on behalf of [insert Principal] are performing operations, if the property damage arises out of these operations.

(2) This bond assures that the Principal will satisfy valid third party liability claims, as described in condition 1.

(3) If the Principal fails to satisfy a valid third party liability claim, as described above, the Surety(ies) becomes liable on this bond obligation.

(4) The Surety(ies) shall satisfy a third party liability claim only upon the receipt of one of the following documents:

(a) Certification from the Principal and the third party claimant(s) that the liability claim should be paid. The certification shall be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Certification of Valid Claim

The undersigned, as parties [insert name of Principal] and [insert name and address of third party claimant(s)], hereby certify that the claim of bodily injury and/or property damage caused by a [sudden or nonsudden] accidental occurrence arising from operating [Principal's] hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility should be paid in the amount of $[_____].

[Signature]

Principal_____

[Notary]_____Date_____

[Signature(s)]

Claimant(s)_____

[Notary]_____Date_____

Or

(b) A valid court order establishing a judgment against the Principal for bodily injury or property damage caused by sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrences arising from the operation of the Principal's facility or group of facilities.

(5) In the event of combination of this bond with another mechanism for liability coverage, this bond will be considered [insert "primary" or "excess"] coverage.

(6) The liability of the Surety(ies) shall not be discharged by any payment or succession of payments hereunder, unless and until such payment or payments shall amount in the aggregate to the penal sum of the bond. In no event shall the obligation of the Surety(ies) hereunder exceed the amount of said annual aggregate penal sum, provided that the Surety(ies) furnish(es) notice to the director forthwith of all claims filed and payments made by the Surety(ies) under this bond.

(7) The Surety(ies) may cancel the bond by sending notice of cancellation by certified mail to the Principal and the director, provided, however, that cancellation shall not occur during the one hundred twenty days beginning on the date of receipt of the notice of cancellation by the Principal and the director, as evidenced by the return receipt.

(8) The Principal may terminate this bond by sending written notice to the Surety(ies) and to the director.

(9) The Surety(ies) hereby waive(s) notification of amendments to applicable laws, statutes, rules and regulations and agree(s) that no such amendment shall in any way alleviate its (their) obligation on this bond.

(10) This bond is effective from [insert date] (12:01 a.m., standard time, at the address of the Principal as stated herein) and shall continue in force until terminated as described above.

In Witness Whereof, the Principal and Surety(ies) have executed this Bond and have affixed their seals on the date set forth above.

The persons whose signatures appear below hereby certify that they are authorized to execute this surety bond on behalf of the Principal and Surety(ies) and that the wording of this surety bond is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (L) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code, as such regulations were constituted on the date this Bond was executed.

PRINCIPAL

[Signature(s)]

[Name(s)]_____

[Title(s)]_____

[Corporate seal]

CORPORATE SURETY(IES)

[Name and address]_____

State of incorporation:_____

Liability Limit: $_____

[Signature(s)]_____

[Name(s) and title(s)]_____

[Corporate seal]

[For every co-surety, provide signature(s), corporate seal, and other information in the same manner as for Surety above.]

Bond premium: $_____"

(M)

(1) A trust agreement, as specified in paragraph (J) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (J) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Trust Agreement

Trust Agreement, the "Agreement" entered into as of [date] by and between [name of the owner or operator] a [name of state] [insert "corporation," "partnership," "associations," or "proprietorship"] the "Grantor", and [name of corporate trustee], [insert "incorporated in the State of_____" or "a national bank"], the "trustee".

Whereas, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, "Ohio EPA," an agency of the state of Ohio has established certain regulations applicable to the Grantor requiring that an owner or operator of a hazardous waste management facility or group of facilities shall demonstrate financial responsibility for bodily injury and property damage to third parties caused by sudden accidental and/or nonsudden accidental occurrences arising from operations of the facility or group of facilities.

Whereas, the Grantor has elected to establish a trust to assure all or part of such financial responsibility for the facilities identified herein.

Whereas, the Grantor acting through its duly authorized officers, has selected the Trustee to be the trustee under this Agreement, and the Trustee is willing to act as trustee.

Now, therefore, the Grantor and the Trustee agree as follows:

Section 1. Definitions as used in this Agreement:

(a) The term "Grantor" means the owner or operator who enters into this Agreement and any successors or assigns of the Grantor.

(b) The term "Trustee" means the Trustee who enters into this Agreement and any successor Trustee.

Section 2. Identification of facilities. This agreement pertains to the facilities identified on attached schedule A [on schedule A, for each facility list the U.S. EPA identification number, name, and address of the facility(ies) and the amount of liability coverage, or portions thereof, if more than one instrument affords combined coverage as demonstrated by this Agreement].

Section 3. Establishment of Fund. The Grantor and the Trustee hereby establish a trust fund, hereinafter the "Fund" for the benefit of any and all third parties injured or damaged by [sudden and/or nonsudden] accidental occurrences arising from operation of the facility(ies) covered by this guarantee, in the amounts of_____ [up to $1 million] per occurrence and _____[up to $2 million] annual aggregate for sudden accidental occurrences and_____[up to $3 million] per occurrence and_____ [up to $6 million] annual aggregate for nonsudden occurrences, except that the Fund is not established for the benefit of third parties for the following:

(a) Bodily injury or property damage for which [insert Grantor] is obligated to pay damages by reason of the assumption of liability in a contract or agreement. This exclusion does not apply to liability for damages that [insert Grantor] would be obligated to pay in the absence of the contract or agreement.

(b) Any obligation of [insert Grantor] under a workers' compensation, disability benefits, or unemployment compensation law or any similar law.

(c) Bodily injury to:

(1) An employee of [insert Grantor] arising from, and in the course of employment by [insert Grantor]; or

(2) The spouse, child, parent, brother or sister of that employee as a consequence of or arising from, and in the course of employment by [insert Grantor].

This exclusion applies:

(A) Whether [insert Grantor] may be liable as an employer or in any other capacity; and

(B) To any obligation to share damages with or repay another person who must pay damages because of the injury to persons identified in paragraphs (1) and (2).

(d) Bodily injury or property damage arising out of the ownership, maintenance, use, or entrustment to others of any aircraft, motor vehicle, or watercraft.

(e) Property damage to:

(1) Any property owned, rented, or occupied by [insert Grantor];

(2) Premises that are sold, given away or abandoned by [insert Grantor] if the property damage arises out of any part of those premises;

(3) Property loaned to [insert Grantor];

(4) Personal property in the care, custody or control of [insert Grantor];

(5) That particular part of real property on which [insert Grantor] or any contractors or subcontractors working directly or indirectly on behalf of [insert Grantor] are performing operations, if the property damage arises out of these operations.

In the event of combination with another mechanism for liability coverage, the fund shall be considered [insert "primary" or "excess"] coverage.

The Fund is established initially as consisting of the property, which is acceptable to the Trustee, described in schedule B attached hereto. Such property and any other property subsequently transferred to the Trustee is referred to as the Fund, together with all earnings and profits thereon, less any payments or distributions made by the Trustee pursuant to this Agreement. The Fund shall be held by the Trustee, in trust, as hereinafter provided. The Trustee shall not be responsible nor shall it undertake any responsibility for the amount or adequacy of, nor any duty to collect from the Grantor, any payments necessary to discharge any liabilities of the Grantor established by Ohio EPA.

Section 4. Payment for Bodily Injury or Property Damage. The Trustee shall satisfy a third party liability claim by making payments from the Fund only upon receipt of one of the following documents:

(a) Certification from the Grantor and the third party claimant(s) that the liability claim should be paid. The certification shall be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

"Certification of Valid Claim

The undersigned, as parties [insert Grantor] and [insert name and address of third party claimant(s)], hereby certify that the claim of bodily injury and/or property damage caused by a [sudden or nonsudden] accidental occurrence arising from operating [Grantor's] hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility should be paid in the amount of $[__].

[Signatures]

Grantor_____

[Signatures]

Claimant(s)_____

(b) A valid final court order establishing a judgment against the Grantor for bodily injury or property damage caused by sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrences arising from the operation of the Grantor's facility or group of facilities.

Section 5. Payments Comprising the Fund. Payments made to the Trustee for the Fund shall consist of cash or securities acceptable to the Trustee.

Section 6. Trustee Management. The Trustee shall invest and reinvest the principal and income, in accordance with general investment policies and guidelines which the Grantor may communicate in writing to the Trustee from time to time, subject, however, to the provisions of this section. In investing, reinvesting, exchanging, selling, and managing the Fund the Trustee shall discharge his duties with respect to the trust fund solely in the interest of the beneficiary and with the care, skill, prudence, and diligence under the circumstance then prevailing which persons of prudence acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters, would use in the conduct of an enterprise of a like character and with like aims; except that:

(i) Securities or other obligations of the Grantor, or any other owner or operator of the facilities, or any of their affiliates as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 80a-2 .(a), shall not be acquired or held unless they are securities or other obligations of the federal or a state government;

(ii) The Trustee is authorized to invest the Fund in time or demand deposits of the Trustee, to the extent insured by an agency of the federal or state government; and

(iii) The Trustee is authorized to hold cash awaiting investment or distribution uninvested for a reasonable time and without liability for the payment of interest thereon.

Section 7. Commingling and Investment. The Trustee is expressly authorized in its discretion:

(a) To transfer from time to time any or all of the assets of the Fund to any common commingled, or collective trust fund created by the Trustee in which the fund is eligible to participate, subject to all of the provisions thereof, to be commingled with the assets of other trusts participating therein; and

(b) To purchase shares in any investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, 15 U.S.C. 81a - l et seq., including one which may be created, managed, underwritten, or to which investment advice is rendered or the shares of which are sold by the Trustee. The Trustee may vote such shares in its discretion.

Section 8. Express Powers of Trustee. Without in any way limiting the powers and discretions conferred upon the Trustee by the other provisions of this Agreement or by law, the Trustee is expressly authorized and empowered:

(a) To sell, exchange, convey, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any property held by it, by public or private sale. No person dealing with the Trustee shall be bound to see to the application of the purchase money or to inquire into the validity or expediency of any such sale or other disposition;

(b) To make, execute, acknowledge, and deliver any and all documents of transfer and conveyance and any and all other instruments that may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the powers herein granted;

(c) To register any securities held in the Fund in its own name or in the name of a nominee and to hold any security in bearer form or in book entry, or to combine certificates representing such securities with certificates of the same issue held by the Trustee in other fiduciary capacities, or to deposit or arrange for the deposit of such securities in a qualified central depository even though, when so deposited, such securities may be merged and held in bulk in the name of the nominee of such depository with other securities deposited therein by another person, or to deposit or arrange for the deposit of any securities issued by the United States Government, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, with a Federal Reserve bank, but the books and records of the Trustee shall at all times show that all such securities are part of the Fund;

(d) To deposit any cash in the Fund in interest-bearing accounts maintained or savings certificates issued by the Trustee, in its separate corporate capacity, or in any other banking institution affiliated with the Trustee, to the extent insured by an agency of the Federal or State government; and

(e) To compromise or otherwise adjust all claims in favor of or against the Fund.

Section 9. Taxes and Expenses. All taxes of any kind that may be assessed or levied against or in respect of the Fund and all brokerage commissions incurred by the Fund shall be paid from the Fund. All other expenses incurred by the Trustee in connection with the administration of this Trust including fees for legal services rendered to the Trustee, the compensation of the trustee to the extent not paid directly by the Grantor, and all other proper charges and disbursements of the Trustee shall be paid from the Fund.

Section 10. Annual Valuations. The Trustee shall annually, at least thirty days prior to the anniversary date of establishment of the Fund, furnish to the Grantor and to the director a statement confirming the value of the Trust. Any securities in the Fund shall be valued at market value as of no more than sixty days prior to the anniversary date of establishment of the Fund. The failure of the Grantor to object in writing to the Trustee within ninety days after the statement has been furnished to the Grantor and the director shall constitute a conclusively binding assent by the Grantor barring the Grantor from asserting any claim or liability against the Trustee with respect to matters disclosed in the statement.

Section 11. Advice of Counsel. The Trustee may from time to time consult with counsel, who may be counsel to the Grantor with respect to any question arising as to the construction of this Agreement or any action to be taken hereunder. The Trustee shall be fully protected, to the extent permitted by law in acting upon the advice of counsel.

Section 12. Trustee Compensation. The Trustee shall be entitled to reasonable compensation for its services as agreed upon in writing from time to time with the Grantor.

Section 13. Successor Trustee. The Trustee may resign or the Grantor may replace the Trustee, but such resignation or replacement shall not be effective until the Grantor has appointed a successor trustee and this successor accepts the appointment. The successor trustee shall have the same powers and duties as those conferred upon the Trustee hereunder. Upon the successor trustee's acceptance of the appointment, the Trustee shall assign, transfer, and pay over to the successor trustee the funds and properties then constituting the Fund. If for any reason the Grantor cannot or does not act in the event of the resignation of the Trustee, the Trustee may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor trustee or for instructions. The successor trustee shall specify the date on which it assumes administration of the trust in writing sent to the Grantor, the director and the present Trustee by certified mail ten days before such change becomes effective. Any expenses incurred by the Trustee as a result of any of the acts contemplated by this section shall be paid as provided in Section 9.

Section 14. Instructions to the Trustee. All orders, requests, and instructions by the Grantor to the Trustee shall be in writing, signed by such persons as are designated in the attached Exhibit A or such other designees as the Grantor may designate by amendments to Exhibit A. The Trustee shall be fully protected in acting without inquiry in accordance with the Grantor's orders, requests, and instructions. All orders, requests, and instructions by the director to the Trustee shall be in writing, signed by the director of the Ohio EPA, or his designees, and the Trustee shall act and shall be fully protected in acting in accordance with such orders, requests, and instructions. The Trustee shall have the right to assume, in the absence of written notice to the contrary, that no event constituting a change or a termination of the authority of any person to act on behalf of the Grantor or Ohio EPA hereunder has occurred. The Trustee shall have no duty to act in the absence of such orders, requests, and instructions from the Grantor and/or Ohio EPA, except as provided for herein.

Section 15. Notice of Nonpayment. If a payment for bodily injury or property damage is made under Section 4 of this trust, the Trustee shall notify the Grantor of such payment and the amount(s) thereof within five working days. The Grantor shall on or before the anniversary date of the establishment of the Fund following such notice, either make payments to the Trustee in amounts sufficient to cause the trust to return to its value immediately prior to the payment of claims under Section 4, or shall provide written proof to the Trustee that other financial assurance for liability coverage has been obtained equalling the amount necessary to return the trust to its value prior to the payment of claims. If the Grantor does not either make payments to the Trustee or provide the Trustee with such proof, the Trustee shall within ten working days after the anniversary date of the establishment of the Fund provide a written notice of nonpayment to the director.

Section 16. Amendment of Agreement. This Agreement may be amended by an instrument in writing executed by the Grantor, the Trustee, and the director, or by the Trustee and the director if the Grantor ceases to exist.

Section 17. Irrevocability and Termination. Subject to the right of the parties to amend this Agreement as provided in Section 16, this Trust shall be irrevocable and shall continue until terminated at the written agreement of the Grantor, the Trustee, and the director, or by the Trustee and the director, if the Grantor ceases to exist. Upon termination of the Trust all remaining trust property, less final trust administration expenses shall be delivered to the Grantor.

The director will agree to termination of the Trust when the owner or operator substitutes alternate financial assurance as specified in this section.

Section 18. Immunity and Indemnification. The Trustee shall not incur personal liability of any nature in connection with any act or omission, made in good faith, in the administration of the Trust or in carrying out any directions by the Grantor or the director issued in accordance with this Agreement. The Trustee shall be indemnified and saved harmless by the Grantor or from the Trust Fund, or both, from and against any personal liability to which the Trustee may be subjected by reason of any act or conduct in its official capacity, including all expenses reasonably incurred in its defense in the event the Grantor fails to provide such defense.

Section 19. Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be administered, construed, and enforced according to the laws of the state of Ohio.

Section 20. Interpretation. As used in this Agreement words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular. The descriptive headings for each section of this Agreement shall not affect the interpretation or the legal efficacy of this Agreement.

In Witness Whereof the parties have caused the Agreement to be executed by their respective officers duly authorized and their corporate seals to be hereunto affixed and attested as of the date first above written. The parties below certify that the wording of this Agreement is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (M) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date first above written.

[Signature of Grantor]_______

[Title]_______

Attest:_______

[Title]_______

[Seal]

[Signature of Trustee]_______

Attest:_______

[Title]_______

[Seal]"

(2) The following is an example of the certification of acknowledgement which must accompany the trust agreement for a trust fund as specified in paragraph (J) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (J) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code.

"State of_______

County of_______

On this [date], before me personally came [owner or operator] to me known, who, being by me duly sworn, did depose and say that she/he resides at [address], that she/he is [title] of [corporation], the corporation described in and which executed the above instrument; that she/he knows the seal of said corporation; that the seal affixed to such instrument is such corporate seal; that it was so affixed by order of the Board of Directors of said corporation, and that she/he signed her/his name thereto by like order.

_______

[Signature of Notary Public]"

(N)

(1) A standby trust agreement, as specified in paragraph (H) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (H) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code, must be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

" Standby Trust Agreement

Trust Agreement, the "Agreement," entered into as of [date] by and between [name of the owner or operator] a [name of a state] [insert "corporation," "partnership," "association," or "proprietorship"], the "Grantor," and [name of corporate trustee], [insert, "incorporated in the state of _______" or "a national bank"], the "trustee."

Whereas Ohio EPA has established certain regulations applicable to the Grantor, requiring that an owner or operator of a hazardous waste management facility or group of facilities shall demonstrate financial responsibility for bodily injury and property damage to third parties caused by sudden and/or nonsudden accidental occurrences arising from operations of the facility or group of facilities.

Whereas, the Grantor has elected to establish a standby trust into which the proceeds from a letter of credit may be deposited to assure all or part of such financial responsibility for the facilities identified herein.

Whereas, the Grantor, acting through its duly authorized officers, has selected the Trustee to be the trustee under this agreement, and the Trustee is willing to act as trustee.

Now, therefore, the Grantor and the Trustee agree as follows:

Section 1. Definitions. As used in this Agreement:

(a) The term "Grantor" means the owner or operator who enters into this Agreement and any successors or assign of the Grantor.

(b) The term "Trustee" means the Trustee who enters into this Agreement and any successor Trustee.

Section 2. Identification of Facilities. This agreement pertains to the facilities identified on attached schedule A [on schedule A, for each facility list the U.S. EPA identification number, name and address of the facility(ies), and the amount of liability coverage, or portion thereof, if more than one instrument affords combined coverage as demonstrated by this Agreement].

Section 3. Establishment of Fund. The Grantor and the Trustee hereby establish a standby trust fund, hereafter the "Fund," for the benefit of any and all third parties injured or damaged by [sudden and/or nonsudden] accidental occurrences arising from operation of the facility(ies) covered by this guarantee, in the amount of_____ [up to $1 million] per occurrence and _____[up to $2 million] annual aggregate for sudden accidental occurrences and _____ [up to $3 million] per occurrence and ____ [up to $6 million] annual aggregate for nonsudden occurrences, except that the Fund is not established for the benefit of third parties for the following:

(a) Bodily injury or property damage for which [insert Grantor] is obligated to pay damages by reason of the assumption of liability in a contract or agreement. This exclusion does not apply to liability for damages that [insert Grantor] would be obligated to pay in the absence of the contract or agreement.

(b) Any obligation of [insert Grantor] under a workers' compensation, disability benefits, or unemployment compensation law or any similar law.

(c) Bodily injury to:

(1) An employee of [insert Grantor] arising from, and in the course of, employment by [insert Grantor]; or

(2) The spouse, child, parent, brother, or sister of that employee as a consequence of or arising from, and in the course of employment by [insert Grantor].

This exclusion applies:

(A) Whether [insert Grantor] may be liable as an employer or in any other capacity; and

(B) To any obligation to share damages with or repay another person who must pay damages because of the injury to persons identified in paragraphs (1) and (2).

(d) Bodily injury or property damage arising out of the ownership, maintenance, use, or entrustment to others of any aircraft, motor vehicle, or watercraft.

(e) Property damage to:

(1) Any property owned, rented, or occupied by [insert Grantor];

(2) Premises that are sold, given away or abandoned by [insert Grantor] if the property damage arises out of any part of those premises;

(3) Property loaned by [insert Grantor];

(4) Personal property in the care, custody or control of [insert Grantor];

(5) That particular part of real property on which [insert Grantor] or any contractors or subcontractors working directly or indirectly on behalf of [insert Grantor] are performing operations, if the property damage arises out of these operations.

In the event of combination with another mechanism for liability coverage, the fund shall be considered [insert "primary" or "excess"] coverage.

The Fund is established initially as consisting of the proceeds of the letter of credit deposited into the Fund. Such proceeds and any other property subsequently transferred to the Trustee is referred to as the Fund, together with all earnings and profits thereon, less any payments or distributions made by the Trustee pursuant to this Agreement. The Fund shall be held by the Trustee, in trust, as hereinafter provided. The Trustee shall not be responsible nor shall it undertake any responsibility for the amount or adequacy of, nor any duty to collect from the Grantor, any payments necessary to discharge any liabilities of the Grantor established by Ohio EPA.

Section 4. Payment for Bodily Injury or Property Damage. The Trustee shall satisfy a third party liability claim by drawing on the letter of credit described in Schedule B and by making payments from the Fund only upon receipt of one of the following documents:

(a) Certification from the Grantor and the third party claimant(s) that the liability claim should be paid. The certification shall be worded as follows, except that instructions in brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information and the brackets deleted:

Certification of Valid Claim

The undersigned, as parties [insert Grantor] and [insert name and address of third party claimant(s)], hereby certify that the claim of bodily injury and/or property damage caused by a [sudden or nonsudden] accidental occurrence arising from operating [Grantor's] hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility should be paid in the amount of $[____].

[Signature]_______

Grantor_______

[Signatures]_______

Claimant(s)_______

(b) A valid court order establishing a judgment against the Grantor for bodily injury or property damage caused by sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrences arising from the operation of the Grantor's facility or group of facilities.

Section 5. Payments Comprising the Fund. Payments made to the Trustee for the Fund shall consist of the proceeds from the letter of credit drawn upon by the Trustee in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (K) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code and Section 4 of this Agreement.

Section 6. Trustee Management. The Trustee shall invest and reinvest the principal and income, in accordance with general investment policies and guidelines which the Grantor may communicate in writing to the Trustee from time to time, subject, however, to the provisions of this Section. In investing, reinvesting, exchanging, selling, and managing the Fund, the Trustee shall discharge his duties with respect to the trust fund solely in the interest of the beneficiary and with the care, skill, prudence, and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing which persons of prudence, acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters, would use in the conduct of an enterprise of a like character and with like aims; except that:

(i) Securities or other obligations of the Grantor, or any other owner or operator of the facilities, or any of their affiliates as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 80a - 2(a) , shall not be acquired or held, unless they are securities or other obligations of the federal or a state government;

(ii) The Trustee is authorized to invest the Fund in time or demand deposits of the Trustee, to the extent insured by an agency of the federal or a state government; and

(iii) The Trustee is authorized to hold cash awaiting investment or distribution uninvested for a reasonable time and without liability for the payment of interest thereon.

Section 7. Commingling and Investment. The Trustee is expressly authorized in its discretion:

(a) To transfer from time to time any or all of the assets of the Fund to any common, commingled, or collective trust fund created by the Trustee in which the Fund is eligible to participate, subject to all of the provisions thereof, to be commingled with the assets of other trusts participating therein; and

(b) To purchase shares in any investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, 15 U.S.C. 80a - l et seq., including one which may be created, managed, underwritten, or to which investment advice is rendered or the shares of which are sold by the Trustee. The Trustee may vote such shares in its discretion.

Section 8. Express Powers of Trustee. Without in any way limiting the powers and discretions conferred upon the Trustee by the other provisions of this Agreement or by law, the Trustee is expressly authorized and empowered:

(a) To sell, exchange, convey, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any property held by it, by public or private sale. No person dealing with the Trustee shall be bound to see to the application of the purchase money or to inquire into the validity or expediency of any such sale or other disposition;

(b) To make, execute, acknowledge, and deliver any and all documents of transfer and conveyance and any and all other instruments that may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the powers herein granted;

(c) To register any securities held in the Fund in its own name or in the name of a nominee and to hold any security in bearer form or in book entry, or to combine certificates representing such securities with certificates of the same issue held by the Trustee in other fiduciary capacities, or to deposit or arrange for the deposit of such securities in a qualified central depositary even though, when so deposited, such securities may be merged and held in bulk in the name of the nominee of such depositary with other securities deposited therein by another person, or to deposit or arrange for the deposit of any securities issued by the United States government, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, with a Federal Reserve bank, but the books and records of the Trustee shall at all times show that all such securities are part of the Fund;

(d) To deposit any cash in the Fund in interest-bearing accounts maintained or savings certificates issued by the Trustee, in its separate corporate capacity, or in any other banking institution affiliated with the Trustee, to the extent insured by an agency of the federal or state government; and

(e) To compromise or otherwise adjust all claims in favor of or against the Fund.

Section 9. Taxes and Expenses. All taxes of any kind that may be assessed or levied against or in respect of the Fund and all brokerage commissions incurred by the Fund shall be paid from the Fund. All other expenses incurred by the Trustee in connection with the administration of this Trust, including fees for legal services rendered to the Trustee, the compensation of the Trustee to the extent not paid directly by the Grantor, and all other proper charges and disbursements to the Trustee shall be paid from the Fund.

Section 10. Advice of Counsel. The Trustee may from time to time consult with counsel, who may be counsel to the Grantor, with respect to any question arising as to the construction of this Agreement or any action to be taken hereunder. The Trustee shall be fully protected, to the extent permitted by law, in acting upon the advice of counsel.

Section 11. Trustee Compensation. The Trustee must be entitled to reasonable compensation for its services as agreed upon in writing from time to time with the Grantor.

Section 12. Successor Trustee. The Trustee may resign or the Grantor may replace the Trustee, but such resignation or replacement shall not be effective until the Grantor has appointed a successor trustee and this successor accepts the appointment. The successor trustee shall have the same powers and duties as those conferred upon the Trustee hereunder. Upon the successor trustee's acceptance of the appointment, the Trustee shall assign, transfer, and pay over to the successor trustee the funds and properties then constituting the Fund. If for any reason the Grantor cannot or does not act in the event of the resignation of the Trustee, the Trustee may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor trustee or for instructions. The successor trustee shall specify the date on which it assumes administration of the trust in a writing sent to the Grantor, the director, and the present Trustee by certified mail ten days before such change becomes effective. Any expenses incurred by the Trustee as a result of any of the acts contemplated by this Section shall be paid as provided in Section 9.

Section 13. Instructions to the Trustee. All orders, requests, certifications of valid claims, and instructions to the Trustee shall be in writing, signed by such persons as are designated in the attached Exhibit A or such other designees as the Grantor may designate by amendment to Exhibit A. The Trustee shall be fully protected in acting without inquiry in accordance with the Grantor's orders, requests, and instructions. The Trustee shall have the right to assume, in the absence of written notice to the contrary, that no event constituting a change or a termination of the authority of any person to act on behalf of the Grantor or the director hereunder has occurred. The Trustee shall have no duty to act in the absence of such orders, requests, and instructions from the Grantor and/or the director except as provided for herein.

Section 14. Amendment of Agreement. This Agreement may be amended by an instrument in writing executed by the Grantor, the Trustee, and the director, or by the Trustee and the director if the Grantor ceases to exist.

Section 15. Irrevocability and Termination. Subject to the right of the parties to amend this Agreement as provided in Section 14, this Trust shall be irrevocable and shall continue until terminated at the written agreement of the Grantor, the Trustee, and the director, or by the Trustee and the director if the Grantor ceases to exist. Upon termination of the Trust, all remaining trust property, less final trust administration expenses, shall be delivered to the Grantor.

The director will agree to termination of the Trust when the owner or operator substitutes alternative financial assurance as specified in this section.

Section 16. Immunity and Indemnification. The Trustee shall not incur personal liability of any nature in connection with any act or omission, made in good faith, in the administration of this Trust, or in carrying out any directions by the Grantor and the director issued in accordance with this Agreement. The Trustee shall be indemnified and saved harmless by the Grantor or from the Trust Fund, or both, from and against any personal liability to which the Trustee may be subjected by reason of any act or conduct in its official capacity, including all expenses reasonably incurred in its defense in the event the Grantor fails to provide such defense.

Section 17. Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be administered, construed, and enforced according to the laws of the state of Ohio.

Section 18. Interpretation. As used in this Agreement, words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular. The descriptive headings for each section of this Agreement shall not affect the interpretation or the legal efficacy of this Agreement.

In witness whereof the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed by their respective officers duly authorized and their corporate seals to be hereunto affixed and attested as of the date first above written: The parties below certify that the wording of this Agreement is identical to the wording specified in paragraph (N)(1) of rule 3745-55-51 of the Administrative Code as such regulations were constituted on the date first above written.

[Signature of grantor]

[Title]

Attest:

[Title]

[Seal]

[Signature of trustee]

Attest:

[Title]

[Seal]"

(2) The following is an example of the certification of acknowledgment, which must accompany the trust agreement for a standby trust fund as specified in paragraph (H) of rule 3745-55-47 or paragraph (H) of rule 3745-66-47 of the Administrative Code:

"State of_______

County of_______

On this [date], before me personally came [owner or operator] to me known, who, being by me duly sworn, did depose and say that she/he resides at [address], that she/he is [title] of [corporation], the corporation described in and which executed the above instrument; that she/he knows the seal of said corporation; that the seal affixed to such instrument is such corporate seal; that it was so affixed by order of the Board of Directors of said corporation, and that she/he signed her/his name thereto by like order.

_______

[Signature of notary public]"

[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see rule 3745-50-11 of the Administrative Code titled"Incorporated by reference."]

Effective 09/05/2010:
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/14/2010 and Exempt
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3734.12
Rule Amplifies: 3734.12
Prior Effective Dates: 08/26/1983 (Emer.), 11/29/1983, 05/29/1985 (Emer.), 08/29/1985, 12/08/1988, 12/30/1989, 06/29/1990, 02/11/1992, 09/02/1997, 12/07/2000, 12/07/2004