82-4-353. (Temporary) Administrative remedies -- notice -- appeals -- parties. (1) Upon receipt of an application for an operating permit, the department shall provide notice of the application by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the area to be affected by the operation. The notice must be published once a week for 3 successive weeks.
(2) An applicant for a permit or license or for an amendment or revision to a permit or license may request a hearing on a denial of the application by submitting a written request for a hearing within 30 days of receipt of written notice of the denial. The request must state the reason that the hearing is requested.
(3) All hearings and appeals under 82-4-337(4), 82-4-338(3)(b), 82-4-341(7) and (9), 82-4-361, 82-4-362, and subsection (2) of this section must be conducted by the board in accordance with the Montana Administrative Procedure Act. Any person whose interests may be adversely affected as a result of an action taken pursuant to this part may become a party to any proceeding held under this part upon a showing that the person is capable of adequately representing the interests claimed.
(4) As used in this section, "person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity. (Terminates June 30, 2026--sec. 6, Ch. 458, L. 2019.)