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RULE §361.1Definitions
ISSUE 07/08/2022
ACTION Proposed
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

lives in, uses as the individual's place of employment, or works in a place to which drinking water is supplied from the water system.

  (46)Respondent--A person charged in a complaint filed with the Board.

  (47)Responsible Master Plumber or RMP--A licensed Master Plumber who:

    (A)allows the person's Master Plumber License to be used by only one plumbing company for the purpose of offering and performing plumbing work;

    (B)is authorized to obtain permits for plumbing work;

    (C)assumes responsibility for plumbing work performed under the person's license;

    (D)has submitted a certificate of insurance as required by §1301.3576 of the Plumbing License Law and §363.26 of the Board Rules; and

     [(E)has completed and submitted a certificate of completion of a training program as required by §1301.3576 of the Plumbing License Law and §363.13 of the Board Rules.]

    (E)[(F)] When used in Board forms, applications or other communications by the Board, the abbreviation "RMP" shall mean Responsible Master Plumber.

  (48)Registration--A document issued by the Board to certify that the named individual fulfilled the requirements of the PLL and Board Rules to register as a Plumber's Apprentice.

  (49)Rule--An agency statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of the agency. The term includes the amendment or repeal of a prior rule but does not include statements concerning only the internal management or organization of the agency and not affecting private rights or procedures.

  (50)Supervision--The general oversight, direction and management of plumbing work and individuals performing plumbing work by a Responsible Master Plumber, or licensed plumber designated by the RMP.

  (51)System--An interconnection between one or more public or private end users of water, gas, sewer, or disposal systems that could endanger public health if improperly installed.

  (52)Tradesman Plumber-Limited Licensee--An individual who has completed at least 4,000 hours working under the direct supervision of a Journeyman or Master Plumber as a registered Plumber's Apprentice, who has passed the required examination and fulfilled the other requirements of the Board, or successfully completed a career and technology education program, who constructs, installs, changes, repairs, services, or renovates plumbing for one-family or two-family dwellings under the supervision of a Responsible Master Plumber, and who has not met or attempted to meet the qualifications for a Journeyman Plumber License.

  (53)Two-Family Dwelling--A detached structure with separate means of egress designed for the residence of two families ("duplex") that does not have the characteristics of a multiple family dwelling and is not primarily designed for transient guests or for providing services for rehabilitative, medical, or assisted living in connection with the occupancy of the structure.

  (54)Water Supply Protection Specialist--A Master or Journeyman Plumber who holds the Water Supply Protection Specialist Endorsement issued by the Board to engage in customer service inspections, as defined by rule of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the installation, service, and repair of plumbing associated with the treatment, use, and distribution of rainwater to supply a plumbing fixture or appliance.

  (55)Water Treatment--A business conducted under contract that requires experience in the analysis of water, including the ability to determine how to treat influent and effluent water, to alter or purify water, and to add or remove a mineral, chemical, or bacterial content or substance. The term also includes the installation and service of potable water treatment equipment in public or private water systems and making connections necessary to complete installation of a water treatment system. The term does not include treatment of rainwater or the repair of systems for rainwater harvesting.

  (56)Yard Water Service Piping--The building supply piping carrying potable water from the water meter or other source of water supply to the point of connection to the water distribution system at the building.

(b)Any term not defined in this section shall have the definition set out in §1301.002 of the Plumbing License Law.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on June 24, 2022


Lynn Latombe

General Counsel

Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners

Earliest possible date of adoption: August 7, 2022

For further information, please call: (512) 936-5215

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