§ 51.07  INSTITUTION OF LEGAL ACTION; FILING OF REQUIRED REPORTS.
   (A)   On notice from the County Commissioners, it shall be unlawful for any person to produce or remove any natural gas from any lease in Garrett County whenever the producer has failed to file reports as required under the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   Whenever any lease producing natural gas changes hands, it shall be the duty of the producer to note on his or her last report that the lease or interest has been sold or transferred, showing the effective date of the change and the name and address of the individual, firm, association, joint-stock company, syndicate, copartnership, corporation, agency or receiver who will operate the lease or who bought the interest and will be responsible for the filing of reports provided for in this chapter. It further shall be the duty of the new producer to note on his or her first report that the lease or interest has been acquired, showing the effective date of the change and the name and address of the individual, firm, association, joint-stock company, syndicate, copartnership, corporation, agency or receiver formerly owning and/or operating the lease or interest.
(1986 Code, § 74-8)  (1957 Code, § 435; 1951, Ch. 265, § 302H; Md. S.B. 651, passed 5-19-2009)