(A)   Generally. The following procedure shall be used when county ordinance requires Type A review of an application.
   (B)   Pre-application conference. Prior to or at the time of filing an application, the applicant or the applicant's authorized representative shall meet with the Department or an authorized representative of the Department of P&Z in a pre-application conference to review requirements and general concerns about the applicant's request.
   (C)   Application and fee submittal. The applicant shall submit an application to the Department on a form prescribed by the Department with the appropriate fee.
   (D)   Application review. Within 30 days of receipt of a complete application, or a longer period mutually agreed to by the Department and the applicant, the Department shall review the application and shall make a decision based on an evaluation of the proposal and on the applicable criteria in this chapter.
   (E)   Decision. The applicant and shall be notified in writing of the Department's decision and of the reasons for the decision.
   (F)   Appeal.
      (1)   Any decision of the Department may be appealed by any person with standing to the Commission if an appeal is filed within 15 days from the date of the decision, pursuant to NMSA § 3-21-8, as the same may be from time to time amended, and in accordance with § 154.062 and any resolution adopted by the Commission for its policies regarding any appeal procedure.
      (2)   The P&Z may, on its own motion, initiate review of any decision of the Department made pursuant to the Type A application procedures and subject to § 154.062 for appeals.
   (G)   Effective date of approval. Approval of any land use application, as provided for in this review procedure, shall not be effective, and no development permits shall be issued, until the appeal period has elapsed.
(Ord. 2004-05, passed 9-15-2004; Am. Ord. 09, passed 9-15-2004)