45-9-19. False representations as perjury--Drilling without permit as misdemeanor. Any person:
(1) Who intentionally falsely swears or affirms to a matter when an oath or affirmation is required by this chapter or by a rule or order of the Department of Water and Natural Resources authorized by this chapter;
(2) Who, for the purpose of evading a rule or order authorized by this chapter, intentionally makes or causes to be made a false entry or statement of fact in a report required to be made by this chapter, or by a rule or order authorized by this chapter; or
(3) Who makes or causes to be made a false entry in an account, record, or memorandum required to be kept by this chapter or a rule or order authorized by this chapter;
is guilty of perjury.
Any person who commences an operation for the drilling of a well for oil or gas without filing with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources an application to drill, and without obtaining a permit from the department to drill, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 1943, ch 153, § 14; SDC Supp 1960, § 42.9908; SL 1961, ch 211, § 2; SL 1983, ch 15, § 23.
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