The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes amendments to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program rules (16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75 §§75.10, 75.25, 75.30, 75.70 and 75.110).

The proposed amendments are necessary to: (1) clarify perceived industry confusion surrounding what constitutes a "portable" or "self-contained" heating or air conditioning product; (2) require licensees to verify the practical experience of applicants; and (3) remove outdated language. The proposed rules are published in the December 16, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 9838). The Department will accept comments on the proposal until January 17, 2017. The Department encourages anyone interested in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program to review the rule proposal online.