Statute Research Exercise


Given the following scenario, please submit a 1-2-page Word document of your response. REMEMBER to focus on researching of federal statutes and include these statutes in the writing pertaining to the scenario below.
Our client is Ellen Reynolds, who recently purchased a property in northwest Arizona. After she closed on the property, she discovered an old underground storage tank. This tank was apparently used to store gasoline in the 1970s for a previous owner. The tank has a storage capacity of 1500 gallons.
Ms. Reynolds is a strong environmentalist, and she knows that there are federal laws monitoring the storage of gas and other potentially polluting liquids, even on private property. She would like to drain and remove this tank, and she wants to ensure that she complies with federal law as she does so.
Please research the federal statutes and corresponding regulations to determine whether removal of this underground storage tank is governed by federal law. If federal law applies, please discuss the steps that Ms. Reynolds must take when removing the tank, include these federal laws in the writing….also, include any state statutes that would apply to this scenario (Arizona is the state in which this scenario takes place).

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