2021 Texas Statutes
Title 20 - Regulation of Other Occupations
Chapter 6002 - Fire Detection and Alarm Device Installation
Subchapter B. Powers and Duties of Commissioner, Department,
Section 6002.052. Adoption of Rules; Standards
Sec. 6002.052. ADOPTION OF RULES; STANDARDS. (a) In adopting necessary rules, the commissioner may use:
(1) recognized standards, such as, but not limited to:
(A) standards of the National Fire Protection Association;
(B) standards recognized by federal law or regulation; or
(C) standards published by a nationally recognized standards-making organization;
(2) the National Electrical Code; or
(3) information provided by individual manufacturers.
(b) Under rules adopted under Section 6002.051, the department may create specialized licenses or registration certificates for an organization or individual engaged in the business of planning, certifying, leasing, selling, servicing, installing, monitoring, or maintaining fire alarm or fire detection devices or systems. The rules must establish appropriate training and qualification standards for each kind of license and certificate.
(c) The commissioner shall also adopt standards applicable to fire alarm devices, equipment, or systems regulated under this chapter. In adopting standards under this subsection, the commissioner may allow the operation of a fire alarm monitoring station that relies on fire alarm devices or equipment approved or listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory without regard to whether the monitoring station is approved or listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory if the operator of the station demonstrates that the station operating standards are substantially equivalent to those required to be approved or listed.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 730 (H.B. 2636), Sec. 1J.001, eff. April 1, 2009.