15.15.09.05

.05 Contested Case Hearing; Appeal.

A property owner may petition the Foundation for a contested case hearing on the violation and penalty within 30 calendar days of the issuance of the notice of violation by the Foundation. The Office of Administrative Hearings shall conduct a hearing and issue proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law pursuant to State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland. The Foundation shall adopt or reject the proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and issue a final decision. An owner may then appeal the Foundation's decision as provided by Agriculture Article, §2-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.