(a) If an elected conservation district supervisor applies or intends to apply to participate in a West Virginia Conservation Agency program, then all applications for that particular program in that particular district shall be evaluated and approved by a conservation district other than the one being supervised by the elected conservation district supervisor.
(b) The State Conservation Committee shall propose rules for legislative approval, pursuant to article three, chapter twenty- nine-a of this code, to establish:
(1) The criteria, ranking and standards required for an applicant to qualify to participate in West Virginia Conservation Agency programs;
(2) A process to disclose the recipients of the award; and
(3) The process for an unsuccessful qualified applicant to appeal an award.