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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 30OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
SUBCHAPTER GON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITIES INSTALLERS, APPRENTICES, DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAINTENANCE PROVIDERS, MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS, AND SITE EVALUATORS
RULE §30.244Exemptions

(a) Persons that in their individual capacities:

  (1) own a single-family dwelling are not required to be a licensed installer in order to install or repair an on-site sewage facility (OSSF) on the individual's property. This provision does not apply to property that is to be developed for sale or lease. If the owner compensates a person to construct any portion of an OSSF, the individual performing the work shall be a licensed installer. The owner shall meet all permitting, construction, and maintenance requirements of the permitting authority. The site evaluation must be performed by an individual who possesses either a current site evaluator or a professional engineer license;

  (2) own a single-family dwelling that is serviced by an on-site sewage disposal system using aerobic treatment are not required to be a licensed installer in order to install or repair an OSSF servicing that single-family dwelling. Such person must meet all permitting, construction, and maintenance requirements of the permitting authority. If that person compensates a person to construct any portion of an OSSF, the individual performing the work must be a licensed installer. This provision does not apply to property that is developed for sale or lease;

  (3) elect to maintain the on-site sewage disposal system using aerobic treatment. The aerobic treatment system owner is not required to register with the agency as a maintenance provider, but must comply with the requirements of Chapter 285 of this title (relating to On-Site Sewage Facilities).

(b) A licensed electrician who installs the electrical components, or a person that delivers a treatment or pump tank and sets the tank or tanks into an excavation, is not required to have an installer license.

(c) A professional engineer may perform site evaluations without obtaining a site evaluator license. However, a professional engineer may obtain a site evaluator license by complying with the requirements in this subchapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §30.244 adopted to be effective December 17, 2001, 26 TexReg 10330; amended to be effective September 11, 2003, 28 TexReg 7756; amended to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1301; amended to be effective September 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 6523

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