Feb. 24, 2023 Proposed TSBPE Rule Changes

This is a list of all of the TSBPE Rules that are proposed for change as of Feb. 17, 2023. Scrool down for additional information.

Rule NumberHeadingIssue
22 TAC §361.1Definitions02/24/2023
22 TAC §361.4The Board02/24/2023
22 TAC §361.6Fees02/24/2023
22 TAC §361.10HUB Program02/24/2023
22 TAC §361.12Advisory Committees02/24/2023
22 TAC §361.15Election of Board Officers02/24/2023
22 TAC §363.9Medical Gas Endorsement02/10/2023
  • 361.1 changes several definitations, some are very minor. Those that may be considered a major change are shown in BOLD.
    •  (18)Direct Supervision–  Publication date 02.24.2023
      • (A)The on-the-job oversight and direction of a registered Plumber’s Apprentice or licensee performing plumbing work by a licensed plumber who is fulfilling his or her responsibility to the client and employer by ensuring the following:      
        • (i)that the plumbing materials for the job are properly prepared prior to assembly according to the material manufacturers recommendations and the requirements of the adopted plumbing code; and      
        • (ii)that the plumbing work for the job is properly installed to protect health and safety by meeting the requirements of the adopted plumbing code and all requirements of local and state ordinances, regulations and laws.       
        • (iii)This oversight may include virtual visual, real-time communication.    
    •  (25)Maintenance Man or Maintenance Engineer–An individual who:  Publication date 02.24.2023
      • (D)For the purposes of paragraph 25(B), “incidental to and in connection with” includes the repair, maintenance and replacement of existing potable water piping, existing sanitary waste and vent piping, existing plumbing fixtures and existing water heaters. It does not include cutting into fuel gas plumbing systems and the installation of gas fueled water heaters.
  • 361.6 Fees eliminates fees for endorsement renewals
  • 363.9 Medical Gas Piping Endorsement Publication date 02.10.2023
    •   (2)have successfully completed an [a Board-] approved training program in medical gas piping installation, which is based on the standards contained in the latest edition of the National Fire Protection Association 99 Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99), or may demonstrate the successful completion of the Professional Qualification Standard for Medical Gas Systems Personnel Series 6000, Standard 6010, latest edition, recognized by the American Society of Sanitation Engineers.


Written comments regarding the proposed rules may be submitted by mail to Lynn Latombe at P.O. Box 4200, Austin, Texas 78765-4200, or by email to rule.comment@tsbpe.texas.gov with the subject line “Rule Amendment.” All comments must be received within 30 days of publication of this proposal.