Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.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, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  4. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of September 8, 2015
  5. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**
  6. Staff Reports
    1. Executive Office Report
      1. TDLR’s 2018-2019 Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR)
      2. Overview of TDLR’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021
      3. Personnel changes
      4. Discussion of agency re-organization
      5. Recent developments
    2. Compliance Division Report
      1. Recent inspection activities
      2. Recent speaking engagements and training/education/outreach presentations
      3. Examination review team activities
      4. Recent developments
    3. Education and Examination Division Report
      1. Examination Review Committee
      2. Personnel updates
      3. Division chart
      4. Examination statistics
      5. Continuing education statistics
    4. Enforcement Division Report
      1. Projects
      2. Recent speaking engagements and training/education/outreach presentations
      3. Highlights of selected cases and sting investigations
      4. Enforcement statistics on cases, orders, and penalties
    5. Licensing Division Report
      1. Licensing statistics - new and renewal licenses, online applications, trends
      2. Recent developments
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75, §§75.10, 75.25, 75.30, 75.70, and 75.110, to add definitions, clarify license exemptions, require verification of on-the-job experience, and update outdated portions of rules
  8. Discussion 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
  9. Discussion regarding the State Energy Conservation Office’s adoption of the statewide energy codes and possible appointment of a workgroup to review impact and authority
  10. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  11. Discussion of date, time, and location of upcoming Board meetings
  12. Adjournment