2018 Idaho Statutes
Title 49 - MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 22 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTATION ENFORCEMENT
Section 49-2210 - IMMUNITIES.
49-2210. IMMUNITIES. (1) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no person who provides assistance or advice in mitigating or attempting to mitigate the effects of an actual or threatened leakage, seepage, or other release of hazardous material, or in preventing, cleaning up, or disposing of or in attempting to prevent, clean up or dispose of any such leakage, seepage or other release, shall be subject to civil liabilities or penalties of any type.
(b) The immunities provided in subsection (3) of section 49-2209, Idaho Code, [subsection (1)(a) of this section] shall not apply to any person:
1. Whose act or omission caused in whole or in part such actual or threatened leakage, seepage or other release and would otherwise be liable therefor; or
2. Who receives compensation, or is an employee of a person who receives compensation for services rendered in connection with the emergency, from a person whose act or omission caused in whole or in part the emergency, other than reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses for services in rendering such assistance or advice.
(c) Nothing in subsection (3) of section 49-2209, Idaho Code, [subsection (1)(a) of this section] shall be construed to limit or otherwise affect the liability of any person for damages resulting from such person’s gross negligence, or from such person’s reckless, wanton, or intentional misconduct.
(2) Governmental immunity. No cause of action shall accrue against the state of Idaho or any of its political subdivisions or any agency thereof based on negligence in a performance of any of the duties or responsibilities provided under this chapter.
[49-2210, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 462, p. 819.]
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