(1) Proponents or opponents of the translocation proposal may appeal a department decision to deny or approve a translocation proposal. The proponent or opponent shall prepare a written appeal and submit this appeal to the director within 30 days of the date of the department decision denying or approving the translocation proposal. The appeal must respond to the proposal deficiencies or inconsistencies cited in the regional supervisor's denial of the proposal.
(2) The director shall prepare a written response to the appeal within 30 days of receipt. The response must affirm or remand the regional supervisor's decision.