49-34B-16 Inspection fee for interstate operators--Objections to fee--Fees deposited in pipeline saf...
Inspection fee for interstate operators--Objections to fee--Fees deposited in
pipeline safety account.
From each pipeline operator subject to the interstate pipeline inspection
authority granted under this chapter, the commission shall assess and collect an inspection fee in an
amount calculated under § 49-34B-17. The inspection fee shall be assessed annually. The operator
may, within thirty days after the assessment is mailed, file written objections with the commission
stating the grounds upon which it claims that the assessment is not reasonable. The commission shall
within thirty days of receiving such objections hold a hearing and issue an order in accordance with
its findings as to the proper amount to be assessed to the operator. The order shall be appealable
pursuant to chapter 1-26. If an operator does not pay, or object to, the fee within thirty days after the
assessment is mailed, the commission may impose a delinquency fee of ten percent of the inspection
fee and interest at the rate of fifteen percent per year on the portion of the fee not paid. Fees collected
under this section shall be deposited in the pipeline safety account established in § 49-34B-9. Any
interest earned on money in the fund shall be deposited in the fund. The money is continuously
appropriated to the use of the commission to implement and administer the provisions of this
Source: SL 1994, ch 357, § 15; SL 2007, ch 273, § 10.