(1) The department shall review each submitted application for a new or
renewed license to ensure that it is complete.
If additional information is required, the department shall notify the
applicant in writing within 30 days after the department receives the
application and shall postpone processing the application until the additional
information is received and the application is complete. If the department does not receive
additional information within 90 days after requesting it from the applicant,
it may require a new application.
(2) The department shall review the completed
application and relevant information and make a decision whether to issue,
deny, or renew a license based on the applicant's apparent ability to comply
with the requirements of Title 75, chapter 10, part 12, MCA, and this
(3) The department's decision to grant or renew a
license may include such special conditions as are considered necessary to
protect public health and the environment and avoid public nuisances.
(4) Within five days after receiving a completed
application for a license, the department shall notify the local health officer
or designated representative of each county in which the applicant proposes to
do business. To allow the local health
officer or designated representative an opportunity to review and comment on an
application, the department may not issue a license until 14 days after
notifying the local health officer or designated representative.
(5) The department shall issue a license within
30 days after the decision to approve the license.