|(a) Appeal. A filer or person who does not agree with
an approval or disapproval of a proposed fire rating may petition
for appeal and a hearing to review the matter.
(b) Timeliness. A person must appeal an approval or
disapproval not later than the 60th day after the date of the state
fire marshal's approval or disapproval.
(c) Petition. A petition filed under this section must
be in writing. The petition must identify the fire rating and specify
why the approval or disapproval was inconsistent with the applicable
fire suppression and mitigation grading schedule and state law and
regulations. The petition must be filed with the Texas Department
of Insurance, Office of the Chief Clerk, Mail Code 113-2A, Texas Department
of Insurance, P.O. Box 149104, Austin, Texas 78714-9104.
(d) Review. A person affected by the approval or disapproval
of a fire rating is entitled to a review of the action under Government
Code Chapter 2001.
(e) Proceeding. A hearing under this section will be
conducted in accordance with the Insurance Code, the Administrative
Procedure and Texas Register Act, and Chapter 1 of this title.