(1) The verbatim record consisting of audio recordings of the contested case hearing shall be transcribed if requested by the hearing examiner.
(2) If a petition for judicial review is filed and a party to the proceeding elects to have a written transcription prepared as part of the record of the administrative hearing for certification to the reviewing district court, the requesting party must make arrangements with the department for ordering and payment of preparation cost of a written transcript.
(3) If the hearing examiner does not request a transcript, the department will transmit a copy of the recording(s) of the proceedings to the district court.
(4) Any party may request copies of the recordings and shall pay the charge set by the department. All monies received for copies of the recordings shall be payable to the department and shall be deposited in the department's water right appropriation account in the state treasury.