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RULE §74.60Responsibilities of the Department

(a) The certificate of compliance issued by the department will include the following information:

  (1) building number;

  (2) decal number;

  (3) building name;

  (4) inspector's registration number;

  (5) date of the last inspection;

  (6) due date of the next inspection; and

  (7) contact information to report a violation to the department.

(b) The department will use the following procedures to issue a certificate of compliance:

  (1) review inspection report and fees received by the department;

  (2) review certification submitted by owner indicating which code violations have been remedied and which code violations are under contract to be corrected;

  (3) review waiver/delay application and fees received by the department;

  (4) notify owner of an incomplete submittal and ask for any missing inspection documents and fees;

  (5) notify owner of any denied waiver or delay requests and ask for certification that violations have been remedied or under contract to be corrected;

  (6) confirm that the owner submitted an inspection report with the correct amount of filing fees and all deficiencies in the inspection report have been corrected, or under contract to be corrected, or delay or waiver granted; and

  (7) upon completion of the prior steps, issue a certificate of compliance for each unit of equipment.

(c) The department shall provide notification to owners, architects, and other building industry professionals regarding the necessity of annually inspecting equipment through the department's website, press releases, and group presentations.

(d) The department shall review and issue a decision on applications for new technology variances in accordance with this chapter.

(e) The department shall perform the required application and plan review and may approve or deny the application and plans in accordance with this chapter.

(f) The department may periodically review inspection reports to determine compliance with the applicable statutes and rules.

(g) The department may require inspector attendance at periodic rules and/or law update seminars conducted by the department when the executive director determines such seminars to be necessary.

(h) The department may conduct inspector training seminars where attendance by inspectors is not mandatory.

Source Note: The provisions of this §74.60 adopted to be effective July 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 4590; amended to be effective November 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 7949; amended to be effective July 1, 2018, 43 TexReg 3873

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