§ 23-19.14-13. Authority to recover costs.
(a) The head of any department or state agency with authority to undertake a response action under this chapter may consider, compromise, and settle a claim for costs incurred by their department or agency.
(b) Cost recovery actions may include, upon recommendation by the economic development corporation, surrender of title to the site to the state to facilitate economic redevelopment and future beneficial re-use of the property.
(c) If a responsible party fails to pay a claim that has been settled under this subsection, the department or agency head may request the attorney general to bring a civil action or may sue in his or her own name to recover the amount of a claim, plus costs, attorneys' fees, and interest from the date of the settlement. In the action, the terms of the settlement shall not be subject to review.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 187, § 1.)