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10/11/2021 at 10:00 am
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TREC Inspector Committee

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Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the items may have been presented in a different order.

Agenda Item 1 Call to order
ACTION: Chair Warren called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.
Members present: Lee Warren, Shawn Emerick, Steven Rinehart, Bruce Carpenter, Dave Motley, Scott Regan
Members Absent: Brian Carroll, Barbara Evans, and Mike Morgan (joined at 10:38 a.m.)
Commission Liaison: R. Scott Kesner (joined at 10:42 a.m.)

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
ACTION: Bruce Carpenter, seconded by Shawn Emerick, moved to excuse the absences of Brian Carroll and Barbara Evans. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Agenda Item 5 Ratification of the minutes of the July 12, 2021, meeting
No changes were requested.

Agenda Item 6 General comments from visitors or written comments on non-agenda items
No comments were received.

Agenda Item 7 Reports from Subcommittees:
a. Education Subcommittee
b. Standards of Practice Subcommittee
Reports were given by the following:
7.a. Steven Rinehart, Chair of the subcommittee
Comment: Tom Langley
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
8.a. Chelsea Buchholtz, Executive Director and Tony Slagle, Deputy Executive Director
8.b. Mike Molloy, Enforcement Director
Comment: Shannon Gatewood
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 §535.201, Definitions, as proposed at the August 8, 2021, Commission meeting
ACTION: Scott Regan, seconded by Shawn Emerick, moved to forward amendments to 22 TAC §535.201, Definitions, to the full Commission for possible adoption at its November 8, 2021, meeting.  The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Agenda Item 10 Discussion regarding REI 7-6, Property Inspection Report Form, section IV. E. "…Gas Appliances"
No action was taken; however staff will keep the committee aprised if any issues arise through Enforcement and can send out messaging on the topic if needed.

Agenda Item 11 Discussion and possible action regarding a new form and process for submitting inspector experience logs
ACTION: The committee asked staff to make some revisions to the inspector experience log and bring it back for review at the January 2022 committee meeting.
Comment: Stan Harbuck

Agenda Item 12 Discussion and possible action regarding committee member CE exemption
No action was taken.

Agenda Item 13 Request for future meeting agenda items
The committee requested to review revisions made to the inspector experience log and that an item be placed on the agenda for the election of officers.

Agenda Item 14 Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates:
Suggested dates:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.; and
Monday, April 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
Alternative dates:
Wednesday, January 19, 2022, or Thursday, January 20, 2022;
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, or Wednesday, April 20, 2022
ACTION: The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Agenda Item 15 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.