Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
North Campus Building, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Suite 125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of October 25, 2016
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Executive Office
      1. Overview of TDLR and Executive Office Operations, Restructuring, and Personnel Changes
      2. Legislative Update
      3. Recent developments
    2. Compliance Division
      1. Recent inspection activities
      2. Recent speaking engagements and training/education/outreach presentations
      3. Recent developments
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Relocation to North Campus and Other Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics and Trends
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Recent speaking engagements and training/education/outreach presentations
      2. Highlights of selected cases and sting investigations
      3. Enforcement statistics on cases, orders, and penalties
    5. Licensing Division Report
      1. Licensing statistics - new and renewal licenses, online applications, trends
      2. Recent developments
  6. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding the proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75, §§75.10, 75.25, 75.30, 75.70 and 75.110 and the public comments received. The proposed amendments add definitions, clarify license exemptions, require verification of on-the-job experience, and update outdated portions of rules
  7. Discussion and possible workgroup recommendations regarding adoption of the 2015 versions of the Uniform Mechanical Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, and International Residential Code, with a suggested effective date of September 1, 2017
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding a proposed rule amendment to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75, §75.110. The proposed amendment would update the applicable codes for the ACR program to the 2015 versions of the Uniform Mechanical Code, International Mechanical Code, International Residential Code, and other applicable codes, effective September 1, 2017
  9. Discussion and possible workgroup recommendations regarding the State Energy Conservation Office’s adoption of the statewide energy codes
  10. Discussion and possible appointment of workgroup regarding licensure requirements for persons performing Manual J load calculations
  11. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  12. Discussion of date, time, and location of upcoming Board meeting
  13. Adjournment