Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-420.28. Assessment collection - Penalties.


          A. Each operator of a loading rack or owner of LP gas at the time of import shall, on or before the 25th day of the month following the end of each calendar month, file a report with the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Commission and remit the amount of assessments required to be collected or paid during the preceding month to the Commission, which shall be deposited in the LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Revolving Fund.

          B. Loading rack operators or owners of LP gas at the time of import filing a report or remitting fees later than the 25th day of the month in which fees are due, but within thirty (30) days of the deadline, shall remit a penalty in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of fees originally due and payable.

          C. Loading rack operators or owners of LP gas at the time of import filing a report or remitting fees more than thirty (30) days after the deadline shall remit a penalty in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the fees originally due and payable.

          D. An additional penalty of seventy-five percent (75%) of the amount of the fees and penalties due and payable will be added to penalties set forth in subsections B and C of this section if the failure to file a report or to remit the fees collected is determined by the Commission to be a result of fraud or an intent to evade the provisions of this act or the rules of the Commission.

          E. The Commission shall be responsible for taking appropriate legal actions to collect any assessment which is not paid or is not properly paid. At the request of the Commission, the Attorney General is authorized to take any necessary action to collect any fees or penalties due under the provisions of this act.

Added by Laws 1994, c. 146, § 9, eff. July 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1995, c. 303, § 3, eff. July 1, 1995; Laws 1998, c. 91, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 2002, c. 202, § 8, eff. July 1, 2002.