(1) All leases approved by the commission in accordance with 69-12-326, MCA, must provide that payment of all compensation and fees as provided by 69-12-421 and 69-12-423, MCA, shall be made to the commission by the lessee in his own name as lessee and notwithstanding the failure of any such lease or agreement to so provide in express terms, this rule shall by reference be made a part thereof and read into said lease or agreement with the same force and effect as though expressly incorporated therein.

(2) The provisions of this rule shall not be construed and are not intended to any way relieve the owner of the certificate from the payment of any compensation and fees due the commission. Upon the failure of a lessee to pay any compensation and fees, the owner and holder of the certificate shall be responsible.


History: 69-12-201, MCA; IMP, 69-12-323, 69-12-326, 69-12-421, 69-12-423, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 1276, Eff. 8/28/15.