|(a) The amount of reward granted to eligible applicants may not exceed $1,000 and shall be determined on a case by case basis by the executive director. (b) In the event two or more eligible applicants furnish information pertaining to unlicensed activity, the reward may be divided among the eligible applicants in an amount determined by the executive director. (c) A reward under this section must be authorized by the executive director in writing stating the public purpose served by the payment. (d) A decision by the executive director to pay or otherwise allocate reward payments is within the sole discretion of the executive director and this chapter in no way provides an independent right to such payments, if any. (e) If the commission issues a final order finding unlicensed activity by a person named in the complaint submitted under this section, the department shall issue payment to the person or persons providing the information as soon thereafter as is practical.