(a) An applicant may appeal directly to the commissioner for a timely resolution of a dispute arising from a violation of the time periods set forth in this title. An applicant shall perfect an appeal by filing a written request therefor within 30 days of the date a decision is made on the application by the commissioner, addressed to the commissioner, requesting review of the application to determine whether the established period for the granting or denying of the application was exceeded. The commissioner shall base his decision on the written appeal filed by the applicant, the application and all data, correspondence and other information related thereto, and the record of any hearing held on such application. (b) The commissioner shall decide the appeal in the applicant's favor if he determines that the time periods set forth in this title were exceeded without good cause. The commissioner shall issue a written decision to the applicant
within 60 days of the filing of an appeal. If an appeal is decided in the applicant's favor, the applicant shall be reimbursed all of its application fees.
Source Note: The provisions of this §51.15 adopted to be effective January 10, 1989, 13 TexReg 6469.