(1) The applicant or any person supporting or opposing an application may appeal the decision of the department to the commission. An appeal may be made on any grounds or arguments made to the department during the department's evaluation and consideration of the application. A notice of appeal must be filed with the commission within 20 days of written notice of the department's decision.
(2) The commission's decision to approve the application as submitted, to approve the application with modifications or to deny the application will be made on the criteria of ARM 12.7.805. The commission's decision will be final.