.11 Request for Hearing.

A. In order to preserve a right to a hearing on a violation and penalty of this chapter, a person shall submit a written request to the Department for a hearing, if a hearing is desired, within 10 days of receipt of the notice of violation and penalty.

B. In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Secretary shall provide for a hearing on the violation by referring the matter to the Office of Administrative Hearings.

C. The Office of Administrative Hearings shall:

(1) Schedule and conduct the hearing on the violation; and

(2) Render a decision and notify the parties of the decision within 30 days after the hearing.