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Oil Taxation Act 1975

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Schedule 8Allowance of Unrelievable Field Loss

Reference and determination of question of abandonment of oil field

1Where it appears to the responsible person for an oil field that the winning of oil from the field has permanently ceased he may by notice in writing given to the Board refer to them for their decision the question whether the winning of oil from that field has permanently ceased.

2(1)The Board shall, by notice in writing given to the responsible person, inform him of their decision on the question and, if their decision is that the winning of oil has so ceased, shall state the date which they are satisfied is that on which the winning of oil from the field in question ceased.

(2)The responsible person shall, within one month of his receiving a notice under sub-paragraph (1) above informing him of the Board's decision, furnish a copy of that notice to every person who was at any time a participator in the field in question.

3(1)The responsible person may appeal to the Special Commissioners against the Board's decision by notice in writing given to the Board within three months of his receiving the notice under paragraph 2(1) above informing him thereof.

(2)An appeal under sub-paragraph (1) above may at any time be abandoned by notice in writing given to the Board by the responsible person.

Claims by participators for allowance of unrelievable field losses

4(1)A claim for the allowance, in connection with an oil field, of any unrelievable field loss allowable under section 6 of this Act in the case of a participator in that field must be made by the participator to the Board and must be made within six years of the later of the following dates, that is to say the date of the decision (whether of the Board or on appeal from the Board) that the winning of oil from the oilfield in the case of which the loss accrued has permanently ceased, and the date of the determination under Schedule 1 to this Act of the last-mentioned field.

(2)Where a claim under this Schedule has been made and the participator by whom it was made subsequently discovers that an error or mistake has been made in the claim, he may make a supplementary claim within the time allowed for making the original claim.

(3)The provisions of Schedule 5 to this Act specified in the first column of the Table set out in paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 7 to this Act shall apply in relation to a claim under this Schedule as they apply in relation to a claim under the said Schedule 5, subject to any modifications specified in the second column of that Table and with the substitution, for references to the responsible person, of references to the participator by whom the claim under this Schedule is made, for references to the claiming or allowance of expenditure, of references to the claiming or allowance of an unrelievable field loss and, for references to section 3 or 4 of this Act, of references to section 6 of this Act.

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