TREC Inspector Committee
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Agenda Item 1 Call to order & roll call
ACTION: Chair Warren called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m.
Members present: Lee Warren, Shawn Emerick, Steven Rinehart, Robert John Daehn, Jr., Barbara Evans, Mike Morgan, Scott Regan
Doyle Williamson joined shortly after the meeting began.
Members absent: Dave Motley
Commissioner liaison present: R. Scott Kesner
Agenda Item 2 Housekeeping
Agenda Item 3 Remarks from the Chair
Agenda Item 4 Discussion and possible action to excuse Committee member’s absence(s), if any
Agenda Item 5 Ratification of the minutes of the July 20, 2020, meeting
ACTION: Barbara Evans, seconded by Scott Regan, moved to accept ratification of the minutes as written. No vote was needed or taken.
Agenda Item 6 General comments from visitors on non-agenda items
No comments were given.
Agenda Item 7 Reports from Subcommittees:
a. Education Subcommittee
b. Standards of Practice Subcommittee
Reports given by the following:
7.a. Steven Rinehart, Chair of the subcommittee
7.b. Shawn Emerick, Chair of the subcommittee
Agenda Item 8 Staff Reports:
a. Executive Division
b. TREC Enforcement Division
c. Education and Examinations Division
d. Licensing Division
Reports given by the following:
8.a. Chelsea Buchholtz, Executive Director and Tony Slagle, Deputy Executive Director
8.b. Mike Molloy, Enforcement Director
8.c. Jennifer Wheeler, Education and Examinations Director
8.d. Denise Sample, Licensing Director
Agenda Item 9 Discussion and possible action to recommend amendments to 22 TAC §531.18, Consumer Information, and the form adopted by reference (Consumer Protection Notice), proposed at the August 10, 2020 Commission meeting
ACTION: Steve Rinehart, seconded by Barbara Evans, moved to recommend the amendments to 22 TAC §531.18, Consumer Information, and the form adopted by reference, be adopted at the November Commission meeting. The motion was adopted with Shawn Emerick voting no.
Agenda Item 10 Discussion and possible action regarding amendments to 22 TAC §535.216, Renewal of License.
ACTION: Steve Rinehart, seconded by Shawn Emerick, moved to recommend proposal of 22 TAC §535.216, Renewal of License, to the full Commission at its November meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 11 Update regarding an inspector’s ability to perform sewer line inspections
ACTION: Deputy Executive Director Slagle to have staff send out messages and post information on the TREC website.
Agenda Item 12 Discussion regarding process to utilize a list of subject matter experts on enforcement matters
ACTION: Enforcement Director, Mike Molloy, to send out email to TREIC members for names to assist in compiling a list of experts.
Agenda Item 13 Discussion regarding software being used by inspectors to complete TREC inspection reports
ACTION: The committee decided to table this item until after the SOP rewrite is adopted.
Agenda Item 14 Request for future meeting agenda items
ACTION: The committee requested the following be included:
-formation of a workgroup and update to full committee to discuss software being used to complete TREC inspection reports;
-writing group update; and
-election of officers.
Agenda Item 15 Discussion of future meeting dates
Suggested Date: Monday, January 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Alternative Dates: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, or Thursday, January 14, 2021
ACTION: The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Agenda Item 16 Adjourn
The meeting was adjourned at 11:26 a.m.