Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-288.9A. Refunds.


          A. Any person subject to the assessment levied by Section 288.8A of this title may request a refund as provided in this section of the assessment paid on production for the preceding calendar year. Upon compliance with the provisions of this section and rules promulgated by the Board to implement this section, the Board shall refund to each person requesting a refund of the amount of the assessment paid by or on behalf of such person during the preceding calendar year. Refunds will include interest earned at the rate equal to the average United States Treasury bill rate of the preceding calendar year as certified by the State Treasurer.

          B. The request for a refund of the assessment paid on production for the preceding calendar year must be made during the first three (3) calendar months following the calendar year for which the refund is requested. Failure to request a refund during this period shall terminate the right of any person to receive a refund for the assessment paid on production for the preceding calendar year. The Board shall give notice of the availability of the refund through press releases, paid advertisements placed in the newspaper with the largest general circulation in each county in the state and such other means as it deems appropriate.

          C. Each person requesting a refund shall execute an affidavit showing the amount of refund requested, and the affiant was the owner of the production for which the refund is requested. Each person requesting a refund shall submit supporting evidence demonstrating the gross revenues, net to the person's revenue interest, received for oil, natural gas, casinghead gas or condensate in Oklahoma. The Board may verify, principally through the use of audits, the accuracy of the request for refund. In verifying the accuracy of a request for refund, the Board shall exercise its authority in a manner that will reduce, to the extent practicable and appropriate, the burden on persons providing the information to the Board.

          D. No company or person who requests a refund under this section shall be eligible to serve or have a representative serve as a member of the Board.

Added by Laws 1993, c. 184, § 9, eff. Oct. 1, 1993. Amended by Laws 1996, c. 352, § 6.