JUSTIFICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE RULE ADOPTION - ELECTRICIANS
16 TAC Chapter 73, §73.100
(Effective September 1, 2011)
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) adopts amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 73, §73.100, regarding technical requirements in the electricians program. The adoption takes effect September 1, 2011.
The Commission previously adopted the National Electrical Code, 2008 Edition as its electrical standard under §73.100. The amendments update the rule and the applicable electrical standard by adopting the most recent National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition as it existed on August 25, 2010, as adopted by the National Fire Protection Association, Inc. This edition becomes effective September 1, 2011. The rule adoption assures the regulated industry and the public that the prevalent industry standard will be consistent, up-to-date, and uniformly recognized by industry participants. The Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board recommended the adoption of the proposed amendments at its meeting held June 30, 2011.
The proposed amendments were published in the May 20, 2011, issue of the Texas Register (36 TexReg 3168). The 30-day public comment period closed on June 20, 2011. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) did not receive any public comments on the proposed amendments.
The amendments are adopted under Texas Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 1305, which authorize the Commission, the Department’s governing body, to adopt rules as necessary to implement this chapter and any other law establishing a program regulated by the Department.
The statutory provisions affected by the adoption are those set forth in Texas Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 1305. No other statutes, articles, or codes are affected by the adoption.
§73.100. Technical Requirements.
Effective September 1, 2011 the Department adopts the National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition as it existed on August 25, 2010, as adopted by the National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
This agency hereby certifies that the adoption has been reviewed by legal counsel and found to be a valid exercise of the agency’s legal authority.Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State, on August 11, 2011.
H. Kuntz, Jr.
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation