TITLE 37. PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS

PART 13. TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION

CHAPTER 423. FIRE SUPPRESSION

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (the commission) adopts amendments to Chapter 423, Fire Suppression, concerning, Subchapter A, Minimum Standards For Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.1, Minimum Standards for Structure Fire Protection Personnel, §423.3, Minimum Standards for Basic Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.5, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.7, Minimum Standards for Advanced Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.9, Minimum Standards for Master Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.11, Higher Levels of Certification, and §423.13, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal; Subchapter B, Minimum Standards for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel, concerning §423.201, Minimum Standards for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel, §423.203, Minimum Standards for Basic Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification, §423.205, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification, §423.207, Minimum Standards for Advanced Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification, §423.209, Minimum Standards for Master Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification, and §423.211, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFAC) Seal; and Subchapter C, Minimum Standards For Marine Fire Protection Personnel, §423.301, Minimum Standards for Marine Fire Protection Personnel, §423.303, Minimum Standards for Basic Marine Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.305, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Marine Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.307, Minimum Standards for Advanced Marine Fire Protection Personnel Certification, and §423.309, Minimum Standards for Master Marine Fire Protection Personnel Certification. The amendments are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the August 18, 2017, Texas Register (42 TexReg 4113) and will not be republished.

The amendments are adopted to update and clarify language for consistency.

The adopted amendments will provide clear and consistent rules regarding the minimum qualifications for structure, aircraft and marine certifications.

No comments were received from the public regarding adoption of the amendments.

SUBCHAPTER A. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR STRUCTURE FIRE PROTECTION PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION

37 TAC §§423.1, 423.3, 423.5, 423.7, 423.9, 423.11, 423.13

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code, Chapter 419, §419.008, which provides the commission the authority to adopt rules for the administration of its powers and duties, and §419.032, which allows the commission to appoint fire protection personnel.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on October 31, 2017.

TRD-201704390

Tim Rutland

Executive Director

Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Effective date: November 20, 2017

Proposal publication date: August 18, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3812


SUBCHAPTER B. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR AIRCRAFT RESCUE FIRE FIGHTING PERSONNEL

37 TAC §§423.201, 423.203, 423.205, 423.207, 423.209, 423.211

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code, Chapter 419, §419.008, which provides the commission the authority to adopt rules for the administration of its powers and duties, and §419.032; which allows the commission to appoint fire protection personnel.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on October 31, 2017.

TRD-201704391

Tim Rutland

Executive Director

Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Effective date: November 20, 2017

Proposal publication date: August 18, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3812


SUBCHAPTER C. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR MARINE FIRE PROTECTION PERSONNEL

37 TAC §§423.301, 423.303, 423.305, 423.307, 423.309

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code, Chapter 419, §419.008, which provides the commission the authority to adopt rules for the administration of its powers and duties, and §419.032, which allows the commission to appoint fire protection personnel.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on October 31, 2017.

TRD-201704392

Tim Rutland

Executive Director

Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Effective date: November 20, 2017

Proposal publication date: August 18, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3812


CHAPTER 433. DRIVER/OPERATOR

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (the commission) adopts amendments to Chapter 433, Driver/Operator, concerning, Subchapter A, Minimum Standards For Driver/Operator-Pumper, §433.3, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Pumper Certification; and Subchapter B, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Aerial Apparatus, concerning §433.201, Driver/Operator-Aerial Apparatus Certification, and §433.203, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Aerial Apparatus Certification. The amendments are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the August 18, 2017, Texas Register (42 TexReg 4119) and will not be republished.

The amendments are adopted to extend the end date for the initial certification period to one full year from the effective date of the new rule.

The adopted amendments will allow individuals seeking to obtain this certification one full year from the effective date of the new rule to do so.

No comments were received from the public regarding adoption of the amendments.

SUBCHAPTER A. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR DRIVER/OPERATOR-PUMPER

37 TAC §433.3

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code, Chapter 419, §419.008, which provides the commission the authority to adopt rules for the administration of its powers and duties, and §419.032, which allows the commission to appoint fire protection personnel.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on October 31, 2017.

TRD-201704393

Tim Rutland

Executive Director

Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Effective date: November 20, 2017

Proposal publication date: August 18, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3812


SUBCHAPTER B. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR DRIVER/OPERATOR-AERIAL APPARATUS

37 TAC §433.201, §433.203

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code, Chapter 419, §419.008, which provides the commission the authority to adopt rules for the administration of its powers and duties, and §419.032, which allows the commission to appoint fire protection personnel.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on October 31, 2017.

TRD-201704394

Tim Rutland

Executive Director

Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Effective date: November 20, 2017

Proposal publication date: August 18, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3812