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65-34,178. Same; definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Certificate of environmental liability release" or "CELR" means a certificate issued by the department that releases the purchaser from environmental liability for contamination existing at the time of issuance of the CELR on a property from actions taken by the bureau of environmental remediation under K.S.A. 65-159, 65-161 through 65-171z, 65-3401 et seq., 65-3430 et seq. and 65-3452a et seq., and amendments thereto.

(b) "Department" means the Kansas department of health and environment.

(c) "Owner" means any owner of record of property or authorized representative.

(d) "Person" means any individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, public or private corporation, limited liability company or partnership; the federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof; any state, or any agency, instrumentality or political or taxing subdivision thereof; or any interstate body.

(e) "Property" means real property.

(f) "Purchaser" means any person who is acquiring property through purchase, foreclosure or default. For purposes of this act, "purchaser" does not include the federal government or a person who acquires property through gifts, bequests or inheritance.

(g) "Secretary" means the secretary of health and environment.

(h) "Site" means all areas and media to which environmental contamination or pollution has been released, transported or migrated.

History: L. 2016, ch. 70, ยง 2; July 1.


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