Article 2. Liability Insurance Coverage of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 12. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 2.
(a) All of the following persons or entities shall carry
liability insurance set forth in subdivision (b):
(1) Any person or entity that owns or operates a business engaged
in whole or in part, in the wholesale or retail sale of any energy
product, liquid or vapor, which is transported or dispensed.
(2) Any person or entity engaged in the wholesale or retail sale
of propane, if the activities are subject to Part 387 of Title 49 of
the Code of Federal Regulations and if the activities are within the
scope of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 58,
"Standard for the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases."
(3) Any person or entity engaged in the wholesale or retail sale
of any energy product, liquid or vapor, which is transported or
dispensed, if required by law to obtain any California hazardous
materials permit based upon that activity.
(b) Persons or entities set forth in subdivision (a) shall carry
liability insurance for any liability arising from that activity in
an amount of no less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
(c) The liability insurance requirement of this section is a
minimum and does not control over other provisions of law, if any,
that may require a greater insurance coverage.
(d) The liability insurance requirement of this section does not
apply to any of the following:
(1) An operation for the exchange of propane cylinders.
(2) The retail sale of propane in small propane canisters of 20
pounds or less.
Notwithstanding any provision of law, any person or entity
that owns or operates a business engaged, in whole or in part, in
the wholesale or retail sale of any energy product, liquid or vapor,
which is transported or dispensed, may combine to form an insurance
risk pool, or pools, for the purpose of purchasing insurance in
compliance with this article.
If any provision of this article or the application
thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, that
invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this
article which can be given effect without the invalid provision or
application, and to this end the provisions of this article are