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(a) Any responsible party who undertakes action to remedy the effects of unauthorized release(s) or close an establishment or UST shall not be barred by this Article from seeking to recover appropriate costs and expenditures from other responsible parties.
(b) Each responsible party shall be jointly and severally liable to the City and County of San Francisco for all costs incurred in any closure or remedial action taken by the City pursuant to the provisions of Section 1131 or Section 1133(b) of this Article and the Department's administrative costs for reviewing and approving closure, remedial action and corrective action plans and carrying out the public notice and participation procedures of Section 1143 of this Article. These costs shall constitute a debt payable to the City.
(c) The person or business who handles hazardous materials regulated by this Article shall indemnify, hold harmless and defend the City against any claim, cause of action, disability, loss, liability, damage, cost or expense, howsoever arising, which occurs by reason of an unauthorized release or a closure action undertaken in connection with the handling of hazardous materials regulated by this Article by the person or business except as arises from the City's sole willful act or sole active negligence.
(Added by Ord. 164-92, App. 6/10/92; amended by Ord. 348-92, App. 11/18/92; Ord. 399-97, App. 10/17/97)