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TDLR Proposes Administrative Rules
December 2, 2019
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) proposes amendments to the Industrialized Housing and Buildings Program rules (16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 70, §§70.22-70.25, 70.30, 70.60, 70.70, 70.73, and 70.101). The proposed rules implement House Bill (HB) 1385 and HB 2546, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019) and make clean-up and clarification changes.
TDLR encourages anyone interested in the Industrialized Housing and Buildings Program to review the rule proposal online.
TDLR will accept comments on the proposal until December 30, 2019. Comments may be submitted by email to email@example.com.
The proposed rules were published in the November 29, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 7278).
On The Level - August 2019 Edition
August 9, 2019
Articles in the inaugural edition of TDLR On The Level include:
- 86th Session Legislative Round-Up
- Quiz Yourself
- How To Pass Your Elevator/Escalator Acceptance Inspection
- License Revocations
TDLR On The Level is a quarterly newsletter that will provide news and information about TDLR’s building-related programs.
Industrialized Builders are required to present the purchaser of an industrialized house information regarding the limits for filing consumer complaints on industrialized housing and a copy of the final on-site inspection report as defined in 70.10(a) of the administrative rules. TDLR developed a form to help industrialized builders comply with the new administrative rule requirements. Download Consumer Notice, form IHB600. Industrialized builders are not required to use this form, but they are required to notify and provide the consumer specific documents and information in accordance with 70.78(c) of the rules governing industrialized housing and buildings.
Technical Bulletin Concerning Duct Testing in Residential Occupancies
Technical Bulletin #IHB TB 12-01, concerning duct testing in residential occupancies, has been revised to clarify that this change affects industrialized buildings that are classified as Group R-2, R-3, and R-4 occupancies as well as one- and two-family dwellings. Download Technical Bulletin #IHB TB 12-01
Modular Buildings Constructed for use of Employees in Oil and Gas Exploration
'Man camp' is the term currently being used in the modular industry to describe buildings constructed for use of employees of companies involved in oil and gas exploration. These are generally transient lodging buildings and related structures such as dining facilities, commercial kitchens, laundry rooms, and recreation buildings. These buildings are generally covered by the IHB law and rules unless they meet the exemptions in §1202.001 through 1202.003. TDLR has prepared a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the requirements of the IHB law and rules as they apply to these buildings. The PowerPoint presentation can be viewed online. The presentation is also available for download as a PDF (963 KB).