Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act, 1960

Claims for compensation and dealing with claims by the Minister.

37.—Where petroleum is for the first time brought to the surface at a petroleum well and used or sold by the lessee under a petroleum lease or by the Minister exercising the powers conferred on him by section 14 of this Act the following provisions shall have effect—

(a) the Minister shall publish notice of that fact in one or more newspapers circulating in the locality of the appointed area in relation to such petroleum well; and deposit in the office of the Geological Survey, Dublin and in such other places as the Minister thinks proper, a map showing the boundaries of the said appointed area;

(b) the notice shall indicate that any person who, having regard to the provisions of section 35 of this Act, claims to be entitled to compensation for such petroleum may submit his claim for such compensation to the Minister;

(c) no claim for compensation for the petroleum shall be entertained unless it is made not later than twelve months after the date on which such notices were published or, if published on different dates, the date of the last publication;

(d) as soon as may be after the expiration of the period specified in paragraph (c) of this subsection, the Minister shall refer every claim for such compensation to the Board.