|(a) A producer who has paid an assessment in accordance
with §23.105 of this subchapter (relating to Collection of Assessments),
may obtain a refund of the amount paid by filing an application for
refund with the secretary-treasurer within 60 days after the date
of assessment. The application must be on a form prescribed by the
Council and accompanied by proof of payment of the assessment.
(b) The timeliness of an application for refund shall
be based on the applicable postmark date or the date actually received
by the Council, whichever is earlier.
(c) Provided that the assessment has been remitted
to the Council by the commodity process point, the secretary-treasurer
shall pay the refund to the producer before the 11th day of the month
following the month in which the application for refund and proof
of payment are received.