75-10-723. Agreements to perform remedial action. (1) To expedite effective remedial actions and minimize litigation, the department, in its discretion and whenever practicable and in the public interest, may negotiate and enter into an agreement with any person, including the owner or operator of the facility from which a release emanates, to perform a remedial action if the department determines that the action will be properly done by the person. The agreement must contain terms and conditions that the department in its discretion determines to be appropriate.
(2) Whenever the department enters into an agreement under this section for remedial action or for assessment or payment of natural resource damages, the agreement must be filed in an appropriate district court as a consent decree and must be available for public comment for at least 30 days.
(3) A decision of the department to enter into or not enter into agreements under this section is not subject to judicial review.
History: En. Sec. 16, Ch. 709, L. 1989.