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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 65, Boilers. 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 17, 2024.

A Personal Carbon Monoxide Detector Is an Essential Tool

Boiler Inspector Rob Troutt shares an article about carbon monoxide detectors: I am passionate about safety, and I want you to know why it’s important that you read this article about personal carbon monoxide detectors – whether you’re a boiler inspector or just someone who wants to protect their family. Several accident investigations I’ve conducted… Read More about A Personal Carbon Monoxide Detector Is an Essential Tool

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Rules and Verification of 50 ppm Setpoint

TDLR has issued a Technical Gram concerning carbon monoxide detector rules (PDF), which clarifies the requirement for a visual display on carbon monoxide detectors. This applies to new boiler installations or reinstallations of boilers completed on or after September 1, 2020. TDLR recommends that all boiler owners, operators, installers, and inspectors, as well as anyone interested in… Read More about Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Rules and Verification of 50 ppm Setpoint

Boiler Inspection Reports and Insurance Change Notices

Pursuant to Texas Boiler Law §755.027(a), which gives the TDLR Executive Director the authority to stipulate the manner in which reports are filed with the Department, all Authorized Inspection Agencies (AIA) shall submit all Boiler Inspection Reports and Insurance Change Notices via Jurisdiction Online (JO). Any Inspection Reports or Insurance Change Notices submitted via email… Read More about Boiler Inspection Reports and Insurance Change Notices

Retrofitting Boilers in Commercial Buildings, Apartments and Hotels to Detect Carbon Monoxide Can Save Lives

AUSTIN – Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can kill – and it is produced by boilers and other equipment commonly used in commercial buildings where people work and sleep, including apartment buildings, hotels, dormitories and hospitals. A state rule adopted in July 2020 requires that building owners install carbon monoxide detectors in all… Read More about Retrofitting Boilers in Commercial Buildings, Apartments and Hotels to Detect Carbon Monoxide Can Save Lives

COVID-19: Boiler Inspection Requirements Temporarily Suspended

To help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, TDLR requested and received authority from Governor Greg Abbott to suspend certain regulatory requirements statewide, to the extent necessary to extend inspection time requirements for boilers. TDLR investigators will respond in case of an accident or emergency. Please check the TDLR COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date… Read More about COVID-19: Boiler Inspection Requirements Temporarily Suspended

Inspector Image Portal No Longer Available

Effective November 11, 2019, elevator, escalator and boiler inspectors and members of the public may access elevator, escalator, and boiler inspection reports and related documents using the search feature on the TDLR website.The Inspector Image Portal is no longer available. If you are unable to locate a document, please submit a request for that document to… Read More about Inspector Image Portal No Longer Available