JimDandy, if the government has to approve a right, it is not a right
We have a fundamental disagreement on whether they're approving it or not.
I believe not denying is (technically) not the same as approving- in fact I even point to the language they use- proceed, delay, and deny.
Proceed does not, and should not convey approval. Merely a lack of denial.
There are a handful of specific reasons they may deny. Giving them an opportunity to announce if one of those reasons applies is not giving them an opportunity to pass judgement on the approval.