TDLR Logo TDLR Logo

Site Navigation

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration News Articles

Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 75, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until June 3, 2024.

Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 75, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until May 28, 2024.

Change In Minimum Age for ACR Registered Technicians

HB 1859 (88th Regular Legislative Session, 2023) amended Section 1302.5035 of the Occupations Code to lower the minimum age of a registered technician from 18 years of age to 16 years of age. As of September 1, 2023, a person 16 years of age or older may apply to become a registered air conditioning and refrigeration… Read More about Change In Minimum Age for ACR Registered Technicians

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 75, §75.100, regarding the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors program. The adopted rule is necessary to remove outdated language related to the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). Texas Occupations Code §1305.101(a) requires the Commission to… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

Take Care When Purchasing Electrical Code Books

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has discovered that some 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) books purchased from an online source do not appear to be legitimate. The NEC is the industry standard for commercial, residential and industrial electrical safety in the United States and internationally. TDLR is aware that an unknown number… Read More about Take Care When Purchasing Electrical Code Books

Commission Votes to Delay Effective Date of 2020 NEC Requirement

On Tuesday, May 18, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation held an emergency meeting in response to an imminent threat to public health and safety. It has been found that compliance with Section 210.8(F) of the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) can interfere with the proper functioning of certain types of air conditioning and… Read More about Commission Votes to Delay Effective Date of 2020 NEC Requirement