Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-420.5. Fees on sale, purchase, rental and/or use of refillable cylinders and containers - Penalties.

          A. The Board is authorized to establish a fee, to be paid to the Administrator, upon the sale, purchase, rental and/or use in this state of liquefied petroleum gas refillable cylinders and all other liquefied petroleum gas containers.

          B. Each manufacturer of LP-Gas containers in Oklahoma, each vendor of containers manufactured without the state, and each person, firm or corporation placing any LPG container or cylinder in use in this state shall pay the applicable fee. For vendors of containers manufactured without this state, the fee or fees shall apply and become due upon delivery to the vendors, or for their account, within the state, of containers or cylinders purchased without the state. In no event shall the fees herein levied be paid or become payable on any container or cylinder sold, rented, purchased or placed in use in this state prior to the effective date of this act, or more than once on any container or cylinder, or upon any container or cylinder resold, rerented, repurchased or reused in this state. The Administrator is authorized to refund or credit fees upon containers sold without the state upon which the fees have previously been paid, or any fees which have erroneously been paid, upon written application supported by affidavit setting forth the basis for such refund. The Administrator is authorized to adopt a system of identification of containers on which the fees herein levied have been paid.

          C. No person, firm or corporation shall use or install in this state any container or cylinder upon which the applicable fee levied above applies and has not been paid. In case of failure to pay within the specified time, there shall be assessed a penalty of twenty-five percent (25%), which shall be added to the applicable fee.

Added by Laws 1953, p. 223, § 5, emerg. eff. June 30, 1953. Amended by Laws 1981, c. 247, § 6, emerg. eff. June 25, 1981; Laws 1993, c. 270, § 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 2003, c. 395, § 2, emerg. eff. June 5, 2003; Laws 2006, c. 143, § 4, emerg. eff. May 10, 2006.