TREC Inspector Committee
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Agenda Item 1 Call to order
ACTION: Chair Emerick called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.
Members present: Shawn Emerick, Steven Rinehart, Bruce Carpenter, Brian Carroll, Mike Morgan, Keisha Moulton, Scott Regan, Lee Warren
Dave Motley joined the meeting at 10:18 a.m.
Agenda Item 2 Discussion and possible action to excuse Committee member’s absence(s), if any
Agenda Item 3 Housekeeping
Agenda Item 4 Remarks from the Chair
Agenda Item 5 Ratification of the minutes of the October 18, 2022, meeting
ACTION: Lee Warren, seconded by Scott Regan, moved to approve the October 18, 2022, meeting minutes. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 6 Advisory Committee Training
Agenda item 7 General comments from visitors or written comments on non-agenda items
No comments were received.
Agenda Item 8 Election of Officers:
Agenda Item 9 Reports from Subcommittees:
a. Education Subcommittee
b. Standards of Practice Subcommittee
Reports given by:
ACTION: Chair Warren appointed Shawn Emerick as Chair of the Education Subcommittee and Steve Rinehart as Chair of the SOP Subcommittee. All other members remained the same.
Agenda Item 10 Staff Reports:
a. Executive Division
b. TREC Enforcement Division
c. Education and Examinations Division
d. Licensing Division
Reports given by the following:
Agenda Item 11 Discussion and possible action regarding Education Subcommittee recommendation relating to education requirements for an apprentice inspector license
ACTION: The committee decided by consensus to ask staff to look at "License Holder Lookup" on the TREC website concerning provider/owner (responsible party), to look into state and national testing, and look at the practicum evaluation process.
Agenda Item 12 Discussion and possible action regarding instructor course credit for ride-along courses
ACTION: Brian Carroll, seconded by Scott Regan, moved to forward 22 TAC §5353.218, Continuing Education Required for Renewal, to the full Commission for possible proposal at its February meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 13 Discussion and possible action regarding 22 TAC §535.223, Standard Inspection Report Form
ACTION: Scott Regan, seconded by Steve Rinehart, moved to forward 22 TAC §535.223, Standard Inspection Report Form, to the full Commission for possible adoption at its February meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 14 Update regarding legislative session
Agenda Item 15 Request for future meeting agenda items
ACTION: The committee requested the following items be added:
-Discussion regarding SOP and legal update
-Discussion regarding inspector rules
Agenda Item 16 Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates:
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, July 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023, or Thursday, July 20, 2023;
ACTION: The next meetings are scheduled for April 18, 2023 and July 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Agenda Item 17 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting adjourned at 12:22 p.m.