Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
North Campus Building, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Suite 125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

If you require auxiliary aids, services or materials in an alternate format contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, FAX: (512) 475-2874, E-MAIL: Advisory.Boards@tdlr.texas.gov, TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

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A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions

C. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of March 8, 2017

D. Public Comment

**Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**

E. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:

1. Executive Office

a. TDLR Legislative Session Updates

b. Bill Implementation Overview and Timeline

c. Recent Developments

2. Compliance Division

a. Recent inspection activities

b. Recent speaking engagements and training/education/outreach presentations

c. Recent developments

3. Education and Examination Division

a. Current Projects

b. Statistics and Trends

4. Enforcement Division

a. Recent speaking engagements and training/education/outreach presentations

b. Highlights of selected cases and sting investigations

c. Statistics on cases, orders, and penalties

5. Licensing Division Report

a. Statistics - new and renewal licenses, online applications, trends

b. Recent developments

F. Discussion of the 85th Legislative Session bills affecting the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contactors Program: HB 3029

G. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding the proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75, §75.110 and the public comments received. The proposed amendments adopt the 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code, International Mechanical Code, International Residential Code, and other applicable codes

H. Discussion and possible appointment of enforcement workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding the penalty matrix

I. Discussion of workgroup findings and possible recommendations regarding whether persons performing Manual J load calculations should be required to hold an ACR contractor license

J. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting

K. Discussion of date, time, and location of upcoming Board meeting

L. Adjournment