- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 38. Public Land
- Chapter 5. Alaska Land Act
- Section 36. Audit of Royalty and Net Profit Payments and Costs.
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AS 38.05.036. Audit of Royalty and Net Profit Payments and Costs.
- (a) The department may conduct audits regarding royalty and net profits under oil and gas contracts, agreements, or leases
under this chapter and regarding costs related to exploration licenses entered into under AS 38.05.131
- 38.05.134 and exploration incentive credits under
this chapter or under AS 41.09. For purposes of audit under this
- (1) the department may examine the books, papers, records, or memoranda of a person regarding matters related to the
- (2) the records and premises where a business is conducted shall be open at all reasonable times for inspection by the
- (b) The Department of Revenue may obtain from the department information relating to royalty and net profits payments and
to exploration incentive credits under this chapter or under AS 41.09, whether or not that information is confidential. The
Department of Revenue may use the information in carrying out its functions and responsibilities under AS 43, and shall hold that information confidential to the extent required by an
agreement with the department or by AS 38.05.035
(a)(8), AS 41.09.010
(d), or AS 43.05.230
- (c) The department may obtain from the Department of Revenue all information obtained under AS 43 relating to royalty and net profits and to exploration incentive credits.
The department may use the information for purposes of carrying out its responsibilities and functions under this
chapter and AS 41.09. Information made available to the
department that was obtained under AS 43 is confidential and subject to the
provisions of AS 43.05.230
- (d) [Repealed, Sec. 8 ch 92 SLA 2003].
- (e) [Repealed, Sec. 8 ch 92 SLA 2003].
- (f) Except as otherwise provided in this section or in connection with official investigations or proceedings of the
department, it is unlawful for a current or former officer, employee, or agent of the state to divulge information
obtained by the department as a result of an audit under this section that is required by an agreement with the
department or by AS 38.05.035
(a)(8) or AS 41.09.010
(d) to be kept confidential.
- (g) Nothing in this section prohibits the publication of statistics in a manner that maintains the confidentiality of
information to the extent required by an agreement with the department or by AS 38.05.035(a)(8) or AS 41.09.010
- (h) A person who knowingly violates (f) of this section commits the crime of misuse of confidential information under AS
. In this subsection, "knowingly" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900
- (i) In the course of carrying out its responsibilities under this section, the department may subpoena any person to
appear and produce books, records, papers, or memoranda bearing upon matters relating to an audit under this section
and to give testimony or answer interrogatories under oath regarding those matters. The department may administer oaths
to persons who are so subpoenaed. A subpoena issued under this section may compel attendance of a witness or production
of a document or thing, located inside or outside the state, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The authority to
issue a subpoena under this section may not be delegated by the commissioner.
- (j) A subpoena may be served by the commissioner of public safety or a peace officer designated by the commissioner of
public safety, by a person designated by the department, or as otherwise provided by law. A subpoena may also be served
by registered or certified mail for delivery restricted only to the person subpoenaed. The return delivery receipt must
be addressed so that the receipt is returned to the department.
- (k) If a person who is subpoenaed neglects or refuses to obey the subpoena issued as provided in this section, the
department may report the fact to the superior court or the appropriate court of another jurisdiction, and may seek an
order from the court compelling obedience to the subpoena. The court, to the maximum extent permitted by law, may
compel obedience to the subpoena to the same extent as witnesses may be compelled to obey the subpoenas of the court.
- (l) The department may conduct audits under this section concurrently with Department of Revenue audits or investigations
under AS 43.
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