The general assembly finds that there exists in the state an inadequate supply of credit and loan financing at affordable interest rates for the purpose of replacing or improving petroleum underground storage tanks and tank systems, which makes it difficult for persons who store petroleum or petroleum products in petroleum underground storage tanks to continue operations at present levels in an environmentally sound manner and has an adverse effect upon the economic welfare of the people of the state. The petroleum underground storage tank linked deposit program provided for in sections 3737.95 to 3737.98 of the Revised Code is intended to provide a statewide availability of lower cost funds for lending to persons who own six or fewer petroleum underground storage tanks. Accordingly, it is declared to be the public policy of the state through the petroleum underground storage tank linked deposit program to encourage the availability of low-cost funds for the replacement and rehabilitation of tanks and tank systems and thereby preserve the economy and protect human health and the environment of the state.
Cite as R.C. § 3737.95
History. Effective Date: 07-11-1989