§22-6A-17. Reimbursement of property taxes of encumbered properties.

In addition to any compensation owed by the operator to the surface owner pursuant to the provisions of article six-b of this chapter, the operator shall pay the surface owner a one-time payment of $2,500 to compensate for payment of real property taxes for surface lands and surrounding lands that are encumbered or disturbed by construction or operation of the horizontal well pad regardless of how many wells are drilled on a single pad or how many permits are issued for the pad.