TITLE 30. MINERALS, OIL, AND GAS AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
SUBTITLE I. MINERALS, OIL, AND GAS
CHAPTER 2. LEASES AND CONTRACTS
PART II. LEASES BY STATE OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
SUBPART A. STATE MINERAL AND ENERGY BOARD
30:123.1 Registration of prospective leaseholders
A. All prospective leaseholders of leases awarded by the State Mineral and Energy Board shall register with the office of mineral resources. Registration shall be in the form and content as prescribed by the office of mineral resources. At a minimum, the registration shall include the current physical address, telephone number, e-mail address, and facsimile number of the prospective leaseholder. In addition, the prospective leaseholder shall submit written documentation from the Louisiana secretary of state indicating that the prospective leaseholder is registered and in good standing with the secretary of state. For such purposes, a copy of the detailed record from the secretary of state web site evidencing that the company is in good standing shall suffice.
B. The registration with the office of mineral resources shall be renewed annually by January thirty-first each year by updating all information on the registration form on file at the office of mineral resources and by providing the required documentation of good standing from the Louisiana secretary of state.
C. If at any time during the period for which a given mineral lease is in full force and effect, the office of the mineral resources finds that any current record lessee of that lease is not properly registered with the office of mineral resources, the office of mineral resources shall notify the record lessee in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested, and request proper registration by a fixed date no more than thirty days after receipt of the notification. Should the record lessee, after being duly notified, fail to properly register by the date fixed in the notification, the State Mineral and Energy Board may levy liquidated damages against that lessee in the amount of one hundred dollars per day until the record lessee is properly registered with the office of mineral resources. The liquidated damage assessment may be waived, in whole or in part, by the State Mineral and Energy Board.
Added by Acts 2008, No. 283, § 1. Amended by Acts 2009, No. 196, § 2, eff. July 1, 2009.