82-4-206. Procedure for contested case hearings. (1) An applicant, permittee, or person with an interest that is or may be adversely affected may request a hearing before the board on any of the following decisions of the department by submitting a written request stating the reason for the request within 30 days after the department's decision:
(a) approval or denial of an application for a permit pursuant to 82-4-231;
(b) approval or denial of an application for a prospecting permit pursuant to 82-4-226;
(c) approval or denial of an application to increase or reduce a permit area pursuant to 82-4-225;
(d) approval or denial of an application to renew or revise a permit pursuant to 82-4-221; or
(2) The contested case provisions of the Montana Administrative Procedure Act, Title 2, chapter 4, part 6, apply to a hearing before the board under subsection (1).