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RULE §30.30Terms and Fees for Licenses and Registrations

(a) Licenses and registrations are valid for three years from the date of issuance, unless specified otherwise by Subchapters B - L of this chapter (relating to Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers; Customer Service Inspectors; Landscape Irrigators, Irrigation Technicians, and Irrigation Inspectors; Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank Corrective Action Project Managers and Specialists; Municipal Solid Waste Facility Supervisors; On-Site Sewage Facilities Installers, Apprentices, Designated Representatives, Maintenance Providers, Maintenance Technicians, and Site Evaluators; Water Treatment Specialists; Underground Storage Tank On-Site Supervisor Licensing and Contractor Registration; Wastewater Operators and Operations Companies; Public Water System Operators and Operations Companies; and Visible Emissions Evaluator Training and Certification, respectively).

(b) The executive director may adopt a system under which licenses or registrations expire on various dates.

(c) The license fee is $111 for a three-year license. The total amount shall be paid with each initial and renewal application and is nonrefundable. The initial fee is waived for military service member, military veteran, or military spouse applicants if they:

  (1) meet all other requirements for the license; or

  (2) hold a current license issued by another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for the license the applicant is applying for in this state.

(d) Registration fees are established in the applicable subchapters of this chapter.

(e) The executive director may charge a $20 fee to process a duplicate certificate or pocket card.

(f) A convenience fee may be set by the executive director or service provider for alternative fee payment methods. A person using an alternative payment method is responsible for paying the convenience fee.

(g) An examination or reexamination fee may be charged if the executive director designates an entity to administer the examinations.

(h) The executive director may charge an individual requesting a criminal history evaluation letter under §30.13 of this title (relating to Eligibility of Certain Applicants for Occupational Licenses or Registrations) a fee adopted by the commission. Fees adopted by the commission under §30.13 of this title must be in an amount sufficient to cover the cost of administering §30.13 of this title.

Source Note: The provisions of this §30.30 adopted to be effective December 17, 2001, 26 TexReg 10330; amended to be effective September 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 6523; amended to be effective July 8, 2010, 35 TexReg 5894; amended to be effective July 10, 2014, 39 TexReg 5181; amended to be effective September 29, 2016, 41 TexReg 7489

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