477. Procedure for obtaining cost of works compensation.

The final operator1 is not required to pay compensation2 in respect of expenses incurred in carrying out any work unless: (1) not less than the prescribed3 length of time before the work was begun, the person incurring the expenses gave to the final operator notice in writing4 containing adequate particulars of the work, together with a statement of the time when it was proposed to carry out the work and an estimate of the cost of the work5; and (2) at all reasonable times after the service of that notice, that person afforded to the final operator reasonable facilities