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Vacancy on Elevator Advisory Board - TDLR announces a vacancy on the Elevator Advisory Board (Board) established by Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 754. The pertinent rules may be found in 16 TAC §74.65. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) on the adoption of appropriate standards for the installation, alteration, operation and inspection of equipment; the status of equipment used by the public in this state; sources of information relating to equipment safety; public awareness programs related to elevator safety, including programs for sellers and buyers of single-family dwellings with elevators, chairlifts, or platform lifts; and any other matter considered relevant by the Commission.
The Board is composed of nine members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission, with the Commission’s approval. The Board consists of a representative of the insurance industry or a certified elevator inspector; a representative of equipment constructors; a representative of owners or managers of a building having fewer than six stories and having equipment; a representative of owners or managers of a building having six stories or more and having equipment; a representative of independent equipment maintenance companies; a representative of equipment manufacturers; a licensed or registered engineer or architect; a public member; and a public member with a physical disability. Members serve at the will of the Commission. This announcement is for a representative of the insurance industry or a certified elevator inspector.
Interested persons should submit an application online. Applicants can also request an application from TDLR by telephone (800-803-9202), fax (512-475- 2874) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants may be asked to appear for an interview, however any required travel for an interview would be at the applicant's expense. Issued in Austin on April 3, 2013.
View the updated administrative rules, effective July 1, 2012
Three New Technology Variances have been published:
- NTV 12-01 Otis Polyurethane Buffers
- NTV 12-02 Otis Co-Incident Overspeed and Governor Mechanical Trip Speed
- NTV 12-03 Otis Car Platform Guards in Existing Buildings
Here are the public comments on general topics received during the 2012 Strategic Planning process. The comments are grouped as answers to the four questions we based our discussions on.
- What are we doing well?
- What can we do better?
- If you could change one service that we provide or eliminate or amend any provision of TDLR’s statutes or rules, what would it be?
- What major changes will occur over the next five years that will impact the way you do business and the services we provide?
Read the comments (48 kb PDF) To see the comments for each individual license program, go to that program's section on the web site.
As of December 1, 2011, passenger elevators in Texas must meet the safety standard requirements set out in Chapter 754 of the Health and Safety Code. Any passenger elevator without door restrictors or found to have non-working door restrictors after December 1 will immediately be removed from service. The elevator will not be placed back into service until it is inspected and all required safety features are verified by a registered elevator inspector.
All elevators subject to firefighters’ service operations requirements must have the service installed and inspected no later than September 1, 2012.
TDLR is now accepting online payment for administrative penalties.
Watch TDLR's elevator door restrictor video on YouTube.