|(a) Applicants for a license or license renewal shall
file with LP-Gas Operations LNG Form 2001 designating a company representative
who shall be an owner or employee of the licensee, and shall be directly
responsible for actively supervising LNG operations of the licensee.
A licensee may have more than one company representative.
(1) An applicant for license shall not engage in LNG
activities until its company representative has successfully completed
the management examination administered by AFRED.
(2) The licensee shall notify LP-Gas Operations in
writing upon termination of its company representative and shall at
the same time designate a replacement by submitting a new LNG Form
(3) The licensee shall cease LNG activities if, at
the termination of its company representative, there is no other qualified
company representative of the licensee acknowledged and recorded by
LP-Gas Operations. The licensee shall not resume operation until such
time as it has a qualified company representative, unless it has been
granted an extension of time in which to comply as specified in §14.2052
of this title (relating to Application for an Exception to a Safety
(b) Licenses issued under this chapter expire one year
after issuance at midnight on the last day of the month prior to the
month in which they are issued.
(c) Persons engaged in LNG activities, including licensees
and non-licensees, shall maintain a copy of the current version of
the rules in this chapter adopted by the Commission and shall provide
at least one copy to each company representative and operations supervisor.
The copies shall be available to employees during business hours.
(d) Licensees and operations supervisors at each outlet
shall have all current licenses and certificates available for inspection
during regular business hours.
(e) In addition to complying with other licensing requirements
set out in the Texas Natural Resources Code and the rules in this
chapter, applicants for license or license renewal in the following
categories shall comply with the specified additional requirements:
(1) A Category 15 licensee shall file with LP-Gas Operations
for each of its outlets legible copies of:
(A) its current DOT authorization. A licensee may not
continue to operate after the expiration date of the DOT authorization;
(B) its current ASME Code, Section VIII certificate
of authorization. If ASME is unable to issue a renewed certificate
of authorization prior to the expiration date, the licensee may request
in writing an extension of time from LP-Gas Operations not to exceed
60 calendar days past the expiration date. The licensee's request
for extension shall be received by LP-Gas Operations prior to the
expiration date of the ASME certificate of authorization and shall
include a letter or statement from ASME that ASME is unable to issue
the renewal certificate of authorization prior to expiration and that
a temporary extension will be granted for its purposes. A licensee
shall not continue to operate after the expiration date of an ASME
certificate of authorization until the licensee files a current ASME
certificate of authorization with LP-Gas Operations, or LP-Gas Operations
grants a temporary extension.
(2) A Category 15 or 20 licensee making repairs on
ASME containers shall file with LP-Gas Operations a legible copy of
its current "U" certificate of authorization for the repair of ASME
containers by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.
(3) A Category 15, 20, or 50 licensee shall file a
properly completed LNG Form 2505 with LP-Gas Operations, certifying
that the applicant will follow the testing procedures indicated. The
LNG Form 2505 shall be signed by the company representative designated
on LNG Form 2001.
(f) For license renewals, LP-Gas Operations shall notify
the licensee in writing at the address on file with LP-Gas Operations
of the impending license expiration at least 30 calendar days prior
to the expiration date. Renewals shall be submitted to LP-Gas Operations
along with the license renewal fee specified in §14.2013 of this
title (relating to Licenses and Related Fees) on or before the last
day of the month in which the license expires renewal date in order
for the licensee to continue LNG activities. Failure to meet the renewal
deadline shall result in expiration of the license. If a person's
license expires, that person shall immediately cease performance of
any LNG activities authorized by that license.
(1) If a person's license has been expired for 90 calendar
days or fewer, the person shall submit a renewal fee that is equal
to 1 1/2 times the renewal fee required in §14.2013 of this title.
Upon receipt of the renewal fee, LP-Gas Operations shall verify that
the person's license has not been suspended, revoked, or expired for
more than one year. After verification, if the licensee has met all
other requirements for licensing, LP-Gas Operations shall renew the
license, and the person may resume LNG activities authorized by the
(2) If a person's license has been expired for more
than 90 calendar days but less than one year, the person shall submit
a renewal fee that is equal to two times the renewal fee required
in §14.2013 of this title. Upon receipt of the renewal fee, LP-Gas
Operations shall verify that the person's license has not been suspended,
revoked, or expired for more than one year. After verification, if
the person has met all other requirements for licensing, LP-Gas Operations
shall renew the license, and the person may resume LNG activities
authorized by the license.
(3) If a person's license has been expired for one
year or longer, that person may not renew, but shall comply with the
requirements for issuance of an original license.
(4) A person who was licensed in this state, moved
to another state, and is currently licensed and has been in practice
in the other state for the two years preceding the date of application,
may obtain a new license without reexamination. The person shall pay
to LP-Gas Operations a fee that is equal to two times the renewal
fee required by §14.2013 of this title.
(A) As a prerequisite to licensing pursuant to this
provision, the person shall submit, in addition to an application
for licensing, proof of having been in practice and licensed in good
standing in another state continuously for the two years immediately
preceding the filing of the application;
(B) A person licensed under this provision shall be
required to comply with all requirements of licensing other than the
examination requirement, including but not limited to the insurance
requirements as specified in §14.2031 of this title (relating
to Insurance Requirements).