59.0.1. The Minister may determine that a refund due to an operator by reason of the application of this Act may be allocated to the payment of any amount for which the operator is indebted under an Act or program coming under the administration of the Minister of Natural Resources.
In such a case, the Minister shall
(1) first, make, where appropriate, the allocation provided for in the first paragraph;
(2) then, inform the operator of the amount allocated to the existing debt;
(3) pay the balance of the refund to the operator entitled thereto; and
(4) send to the operator, whether or not any amount is paid to him, a notice containing a detailed account of the sums allocated.