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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 1RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 9LP-GAS SAFETY RULES
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL REQUIREMENTS
RULE §9.22Changes in Ownership, Form of Dealership, or Name of Dealership

(a) Changes in ownership which require a new license or manufacturer registration.

  (1) Transfer of dealership or outlet by sale, lease, or gift. The purchaser, lessee, or donee of any dealership or outlet shall have a current and valid license or manufacturer registration authorizing the LP-gas activities to be performed at the dealership or outlet or shall apply for and be issued an LP-gas license or manufacturer registration prior to engaging in any LP-gas activities which require a license or manufacturer registration. The purchaser, lessee, or donee shall notify AFS by filing a properly completed LPG Form 1 or LPG Form 1M prior to engaging in any LP-gas activities at that dealership or outlet which require an LP-gas license or manufacturer registration, respectively.

  (2) Other changes in ownership. A change in members of a partnership occurs upon the death, withdrawal, expulsion, or addition of a partner. Upon the death of a sole proprietor or partner, the dissolution of a corporation or partnership, any change in the members of a partnership, or other change in ownership not specifically provided for in this section, an authorized representative of the previously existing dealership or of the successor in interest shall notify AFS in writing and shall immediately cease all LP-gas activities of the previously existing dealership which require an LP-gas license or manufacturer registration and shall not resume until LP-Gas Operations issues an LP-gas license or manufacturer registration to the successor in interest.

(b) Change in dealership business entity. When a dealership converts from one business entity into a different kind of business entity, the resulting entity shall have a current and valid license or manufacturer registration authorizing the LP-gas activities to be performed or shall apply for and be issued a license or manufacturer registration before engaging in any LP-gas activities which require an LP-gas license or manufacturer registration and shall immediately notify AFS in writing of the change in business entity.

(c) Dealership name change. A licensee or registered manufacturer which changes its name shall not be required to obtain a new license or manufacturer registration but shall immediately notify AFS as follows prior to engaging in any LP-gas activities under the new name. The licensee or registered manufacturer shall file:

  (1) an amended LPG Form 1 or LPG Form 1M;

  (2) an amended Form 1A if outlet names will change;

  (3) a copy of the licensee's or registered manufacturer's business documents reflecting the name change, such as amendments to the articles of incorporation or assumed name filings;

  (4) certificates of insurance or affidavits in lieu of insurance if permitted by §9.26 of this title (relating to Insurance and Self-Insurance Requirements) or both; and

  (5) any other forms required by AFS.

(d) Company representative and operations supervisor. In all changes of ownership, form of dealership, or name of dealership, the resulting entity shall have a properly certified company representative for the license and an operations supervisor, if required, at each outlet and as outlined in §9.17 of this title (relating to Designation and Responsibilities of Company Representatives and Operations Supervisors).

(e) In the event of a death of a sole proprietor or partner, the AFS director may grant a temporary exception not to exceed 30 calendar days to the examination requirement for company representatives and operations supervisors. An applicant for a temporary exception shall comply with applicable safety requirements.


Source Note: The provisions of this §9.22 adopted to be effective February 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 947; amended to be effective September 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 4810; amended to be effective December 24, 2012, 37 TexReg 9913; amended to be effective January 6, 2020, 45 TexReg 127

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