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RULE §75.30Exemptions

(a) The Act and this chapter do not apply to those persons exempt under Occupations Code, Chapter 1302, with the following clarifications:

  (1) persons who conduct air conditioning and refrigeration contracting, who are employed by a regulated electric or gas utility facility and perform those services in connection with the utility business in which the person is employed;

  (2) a person who engages in air conditioning and refrigeration contracting in a building owned solely by the person as the person's home and who does not engage in the occupation of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting for the general public. This exemption applies only to the homeowner and not to others who may attempt to assist the homeowner;

  (3) those who hold a valid Certificate of Authorization issued by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers or The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors that are:

    (A) appropriate for the scope of work to be performed, and

    (B) performed solely on boilers as defined in Chapter 755 of the Health and Safety Code; and

  (4) persons who install, repair, or remove a vent hood of the type commonly used in residential and commercial kitchens, as long as the person does not install, repair or remove any other part of the exhaust system.

  (5) persons who engage in air conditioning and refrigeration contracting regarding:

    (A) a portable or self-contained ductless air conditioning product that has a cooling capacity of three tons or less;

    (B) a portable or self-contained heating product that does not require the forced movement or air outside the heating unit;

    (C) environmental air conditioning equipment that is intended for temporary use and is not fixed in place; or

    (D) a residential refrigerator, freezer, or ice machine.

  (6) a student enrolled in a certification training program who is either younger than 18 years of age or is enrolled at a secondary school.

(b) Unlicensed general contractors may bid or contract for a job that includes air conditioning or refrigeration if the job does not consist solely of work requiring a license under the Act.

Source Note: The provisions of this §75.30 adopted to be effective July 21, 1999, 24 TexReg 5469; amended to be effective March 7, 2001, 26 TexReg 1833; amended to be effective March 27, 2002, 27 TexReg 2225; amended to be effective December 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 10465; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5944; amended to be effective April 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 1975; amended to be effective May 15, 2017, 42 TexReg 2337; amended to be effective May 1, 2018, 43 TexReg 2401

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