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January 1, 2024: New Requirements for Pump Security Go Into Effect

If not already equipped with at least two of the items listed below, no later than January 1, 2024, owners or operators of fuel pumps are required to install new security measures to protect their devices from tampering, as required by Texas Admin. Code §97.31. These new rules that went into effect on September 1,… Read More about January 1, 2024: New Requirements for Pump Security Go Into Effect

TDLR Temporarily Waives ASTM Requirements

On August 30, 2023, the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) submitted a request to the Office of the Governor to temporarily suspend 16 Tex. Admin. Code § 97.3(2)(B). TDLR asserts that strict compliance with this provision could prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the wildfire disaster that was declared on… Read More about TDLR Temporarily Waives ASTM Requirements

Call for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to Participate in the Development of the Texas Service Technician Licensing Examination

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is looking for SMEs to volunteer to serve on the Service Technician Examination Review Committee (ERC). The ERC creates, updates, evaluates, and references exam content.  Participation of knowledgeable SMEs will ensure the validity of the Texas Service Technician Licensing Exam. Participants must be willing to sign a confidentiality document… Read More about Call for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to Participate in the Development of the Texas Service Technician Licensing Examination

New Online Renewal for FMQ Devices

All FMQ Device Registration invoices that can be paid in full and do not require any changes such as adding or removing the number of devices at the facility can now be renewed online. Instructions on how to create a new user account. Apply or Renew

Downloadable Checklist for Reporting Credit Card Skimmers Now Available

TDLR has created helpful instructions for reporting credit card skimmers. Download, print out and post this checklist for gas station employees to follow if a skimmer is found. The poster provides clear instructions regarding gas skimmers: Reminder: Unauthorized removal and disposal of a credit card skimmer is a crime that could lead to civil penalties and criminal… Read More about Downloadable Checklist for Reporting Credit Card Skimmers Now Available

Ending LPG Licensing at TDLR

Effective September 17, 2021, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is exempt from registration by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and we are no longer issuing Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) device registrations, or service company or technicians licenses for the LPG category. Companies and individuals are no longer required to register LPG devices or… Read More about Ending LPG Licensing at TDLR

Notice of Rule Transfer

During the 87th Legislative Session, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2106 (HB 2106), which transferred rulemaking authority regarding credit card skimmers from the Office of the Attorney General to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. To comply with HB 2106, the administrative rules for the Office of… Read More about Notice of Rule Transfer

Texans Can Apply to be a Volunteer Member of the Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Advisory Board

Texans interested in serving as volunteer members of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Advisory Board have until September 15 to apply for one of nine slots on the board. Members will serve staggered six-year terms. TDLR created an informal advisory workgroup when oversight of the Motor Fuel… Read More about Texans Can Apply to be a Volunteer Member of the Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Advisory Board

TDLR Temporarily Waives ASTM Requirements

Pursuant to authority granted by the Governor, TDLR has suspended Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 5, Section 5.7(a), of the Texas Administrative Code, and waived the requirements adopted in ASTM D4814. The waiver of all ASTM D4814 requirements, including Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) standards for terminals and retailers, extends through June 15th at a minimum… Read More about TDLR Temporarily Waives ASTM Requirements

15 Named to New Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Workgroup

Fifteen people have been named to TDLR’s new Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Workgroup. The statewide workgroup will provide input, advice and recommendations to TDLR and the Texas Department of Agriculture on the orderly transfer of the motor fuel quality and metering program. See the members of the new Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Workgroup…. Read More about 15 Named to New Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Workgroup