Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
North Campus Building, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Suite 125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call, and Certification of Quorum
    3. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of January 3, 2018
    4. Public Comment
      **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Program Specialist**
    5. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:
      1. Licensing Division
        1. Statistics - New and Renewal Licenses, Online Applications, Trends
        2. Recent Developments
      2. Customer Service Division
        1. Statistics
      3. Enforcement Division
        1. Recent Speaking Engagements and Training/Education/Outreach Presentations
        2. Highlights of Selected Cases
        3. Statistics on Cases, Orders, and Penalties
      4. Education and Examination Division
        1. Current Projects
        2. Personnel Updates
        3. Statistics
      5. Regulatory Program Management
        1. Recent Developments
      6. Executive Office
        1. Recent Developments
        2. Upcoming Strategic Planning Process
    6. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding proposed rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75, and the public comments received. The proposed rules amend §§75.10, 75.20, 75.21, 75.22, 75.23, 75.28, 75.29, 75.30, 75.70, 75.71, 75.73, and 75.80, and create new §§75.281, 75.282, 75.283, and 75.284. The proposed rules implement House Bill 3029 (85th R.S.), which creates the new “certified technician” certification within the ACR program. The proposed rules add definitions, set out eligibility requirements for the certified technician certification, provide for the continuation of an existing certified technician designation, define the requirements for a certification training program, provide a process for approval of a certification training program, set out the responsibilities of certification training program providers, provide standards for the certified technician examination, define exemptions, address responsibilities of contractors and technicians, create registration and renewal fees for certified technicians, and make a number of editorial and organizational changes
    7. Discussion regarding continuing education requirements for renewal of the certified technician certification
    8. Report from the ACR Contractor Licensing Structure workgroup
    9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
    10. Discussion of date, time, and location of upcoming Board meeting
    11. Adjournment