Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Rule Review Plan

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (the Commission) submits this rule review plan in accordance with Government Code, 2001.039, added by Acts 1999, 76th Legislature, Chapter 1499, Article I, Section 1.11. This plan is for fiscal year 2012.

Notices of intention to review will be submitted for publication in the Texas Register. The public may comment at any point in the process until the review is adopted. Reviews will be adopted no earlier than 30 days after the notice of intent to review is published.

For administrative continuity and public convenience, the Commission shall, when practicable, review all rules within a chapter during the chapter's assigned review period regardless of varying effective dates within the chapter. Actions to amend, repeal, or adopt rules may begin independently of this schedule if required by legislative action, court decision, or other causes.

The Commission reserves the right to review a chapter as part of its routine rulemaking before or after its scheduled review date when deemed appropriate.

The following chapters will be reviewed by the Commission before June 2012. All comments should be directed to Don Wilson, Executive Director, Texas Commission on Fire Protection, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494.

Chapter 401. Practice and Procedure
Chapter 403. Criminal Convictions and Eligibility for Certification
Chapter 405. Charges for Public Records
Chapter 407. Administration
Chapter 431. Fire Investigation
Chapter 433. Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Pumper
Chapter 435. Fire Fighter Safety
Chapter 437. Fees
Chapter 443. Certification Curriculum Manual
Chapter 445. Administrative Inspections and Penalties
Chapter 447. Part-Time Fire Protection Employee
Chapter 449. Head of a Fire Department

The following chapters will be reviewed by the Commission before August 2012. All comments should be directed to Don Wilson, Executive Director, Texas Commission on Fire Protection, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494.

Chapter 421. Standards for Certification
Chapter 423. Fire Suppression
Chapter 425. Fire Service Instructors
Chapter 427. Training Facility Certification
Chapter 429. Minimum Standards for Fire Inspectors
Chapter 439. Examinations for Certification
Chapter 441. Continuing Education
Chapter 451. Fire Officer
Chapter 453. Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Technician
Chapter 491. Voluntary Regulation of State Agencies and State Agency Employees
Chapter 493. Voluntary Regulation of Federal Agencies and Federal Fire Fighters
Chapter 495. Regulation of Nongovernmental Departments