|(a) Authority having jurisdiction. As pertains to LP-gas
activities in Texas, the phrase "authority having jurisdiction" defined
in NFPA 54, §3.2, and referenced in other NFPA publications shall
be the Railroad Commission of Texas or any of its divisions or employees,
except with respect to the definitions of "approved," "engineering,"
"labeled," and "listed" in NFPA 54, §3.2.
(b) Qualified agency. The term "qualified agency" as
defined in NFPA 54, §3.3.81, shall include a person (as "person"
is defined in §9.2 of this title (relating to Definitions)) who
holds a current license issued by the Commission, or a person performing
certain LP-gas activities on his own premises, as allowed in §9.134
of this title (relating to Connecting Container to Piping).
(c) Engineering. The Commission does not adopt language
in any NFPA 54 rule such as "sound engineering practice," "accepted
engineering practice," "good engineering practice," "sound engineering
design," or similar language that might be understood to mean or refer
to the practice of engineering. The omission of a specific NFPA 54
rule or other NFPA pamphlets containing such language from the exceptions
listed in this subchapter is inadvertent and shall not be read or
understood as requiring, allowing, or approving the unlicensed practice
of engineering or any other professional occupation requiring a license.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §9.302 adopted to be effective February 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 947; amended to be effective February 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 122; amended to be effective January 6, 2020, 45 TexReg 127