2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 17. Corporation Commission
§17-302. Legislative intent - Public policy.

17 OK Stat § 17-302 (2015) What's This?

The Legislature finds that the release of hazardous substances and petroleum from storage tanks into the surface water, groundwater, air and subsurface soils of this state poses a potential threat to the natural resources, health, safety and welfare of the residents of this state and to the economy of this state.

Therefore the Legislature declares it is the public policy of this state to protect the public health, safety, welfare, the state economy and the environment from the potential harmful effects of storage tanks used to store hazardous substances and petroleum. In order to implement this policy, it is the intent of the Legislature to establish a program for the regulation of storage tank systems.

Added by Laws 1989, c. 90, § 2, emerg. eff. April 21, 1989. Amended by Laws 1998, c. 375, § 8, emerg. eff. June 9, 1998.

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