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Section 5301.91 | Civil action for violation - regulatory authority - liability.


(A) A civil action for injunctive or other equitable relief for violation of an environmental covenant may be maintained by any of the following:

(1) A party to the environmental covenant specified in division (A) of section 5301.90 of the Revised Code that is not otherwise specified in divisions (A)(2) to (7) of this section;

(2) The environmental protection agency;

(3) The applicable agency if it is other than the environmental protection agency;

(4) Any person to whom the environmental covenant expressly grants the authority to maintain such an action;

(5) A person whose interest in the real property or whose collateral or liability may be affected by the alleged violation of the environmental covenant;

(6) A unit of local government in which the real property that is subject to the environmental covenant is located;

(7) An original signatory of the environmental covenant who is no longer an owner of the real property that is subject to the environmental covenant in fee simple.

(B) Sections 5301.80 to 5301.92 of the Revised Code do not limit the regulatory authority of the applicable agency or the environmental protection agency if it is not the applicable agency under any law other than sections 5301.80 to 5301.92 of the Revised Code with respect to an environmental response project.

(C) A person is not responsible for or subject to liability for environmental remediation solely because it has the right to enforce an environmental covenant.

Last updated September 5, 2023 at 3:51 PM

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