H.R.1450 - To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 to limit the liability under those Acts of fiduciaries and of lending institutions and other holding indicia of ownership primarily to protect a security interest in facilities subject to those Acts.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
Summary: H.R.1450 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)
Introduced in House (03/14/1991)
Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to exclude from the definition of "owner or operator," for purposes of limiting liability for releases of hazardous substances, a person who, without participating in the management of a vessel or facility, holds indicia of ownership primarily to protect a security interest in such vessel or facility. Defines "indicia of ownership" as an interest in a vessel or facility acquired either for: (1) securing payment of a loan or indebtedness or the performance of an obligation; or (2) protecting a security interest.
Makes liable for any release or threatened release of a hazardous substance attributable to their activities: (1) any person who causes the transfer of a vessel or facility subject to a security interest; or (2) a fiduciary or trustee who acquires ownership or control of a vessel or facility.
Makes conforming amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.