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55-1310. Procedures on unit operation plans; application of laws; notices; hearings, place of; publication of notice of applications and hearings; cost. All of the provisions and requirements of K.S.A. 55-605, 55-606, 55-607, 55-608, 55-609 and 55-611, and amendments thereto, with reference to the institution of proceedings, notices, hearings, subpoenaing of witnesses, oaths, orders, contempt, enforcement, injunctions, penalties for violation of the act or orders of the commission, costs and other procedure and procedural requirements shall apply to and govern action by the commission and the interested persons under this act the same as such provisions and requirements of the sections apply to and govern the action by the commission and the interested persons under the provisions of articles 6 and 7 of chapter 55 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. The place of hearing on the application shall be as designated by the commission.

In addition to the notice provided for by K.S.A. 55-605, and amendments thereto, or such additional notice as the commission may require, notice of the filing of applications and hearings held pursuant to this act shall be given as follows: Upon the filing of an application for the unit operation of a pool or a part of a pool, the applicant shall file with the commission a list showing the names and addresses of all oil and gas lessees and other oil and gas interest owners owning interests in the pool or the part of the pool underlying the lands described in the application and whose names and addresses applicant has been able to discover after diligent search and inquiry, which list shall also include lessors, mineral owners and mortgagees of oil and gas interests of record. Notice of the application and the time and place of the hearing shall be properly mailed by the applicant, postage prepaid, at least 10 days prior to the date set for the hearing, to all persons whose names and addresses are shown on the list. In addition notices of all applications filed pursuant to this act and the time and the place of the hearing shall be published in at least one issue of a newspaper authorized by law to publish legal notices in the county or counties in which the lands involved are located and in such other newspaper as the commission may designate at least 10 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

History: L. 1967, ch. 299, § 10; L. 1974, ch. 231, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 43, § 1; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Discussed in relation to K.S.A. 55-605 notice requirement. Ernest E. Smith, 17 K.L.R. 133, 134 (1969).

"Oil and Gas: The Corporation Commission's Role in Evaluating the Prudence of Operations in Statutory Unitization," Richard A. Forster, 24 W.L.J. 191 (1984).


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