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Rule revisions in progress

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection is continually reviewing and updating its rules. The following table is intended to help track proposed and pending rule changes through the rule revision cycle. The table includes the following fields:

Rule number/title.
Identifies the rule number and title under revision. The link in this column goes to the current rule language.
Advisory committee.
Most rule revisions begin with the fire fighter advisory committee. The link in this column shows the date at which the committee considered the proposed change. The link goes to the rule language as first reviewed by the FFAC.
First commission hearing.
All rule revisions must go to the commission twice; at the first hearing the commission may approve proposed changes for publication in the Texas Register. The link goes to the rule language as first reviewed by the commission; the commission may change the proposed language before approving it for publication.
Texas Register proposed.
Once the commission approves a rule for publication, the proposed language is published in the Texas Register. Upon this first publication, the proposed rule is open for public comment for 30 days after the publication date. (Please send comments to info@tcfp.texas.gov. The commission is required to address public comments when it considers a proposed rule change for final adoption.)
Second commission hearing.
The commission may adopt proposed rule changes at the second hearing. The commission may make non-substantive changes at the second hearing. It must also address any public comments received.
Texas Register final.
This is the final version of the rule change.
Effective date.
The date the rule change goes into effect.

Notes: The Texas Register versions include "preamble" links which explain the intent and impact of the proposed rule changes. Although there is a 30-day formal public comment period following the first publication in the Register, all advisory committee and commission meetings are public meetings. The commission encourages its customers and the public to attend the meetings and bring to the table any concerns about proposed rule changes.

Last update: July 10, 2017.

Rule revisions in progress
Rule number/title Advisory
committee
First
commission
hearing
Texas Register
proposed
Second
commission
hearing
Texas Register
final
Effective
date
423.1 - Minimum Standards for Structure Fire Protection Personnel 06/29/2017 Link to PDF file 07/13/2017 Link to PDF file
423.3 - Minimum Standards for Basic Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification
423.5 - Minimum Standards for Intermediate Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certificatio
423.7 - Minimum Standards for Advanced Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification
423.9 - Minimum Standards for Master Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification
423.11 - Higher Levels of Certification
423.13 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal
423.201 - Minimum Standards for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel
423.203 - Minimum Standards for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification
423.205 - Minimum Standards for Intermediate Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification
423.207 - Minimum Standards for Advanced Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification
423.209 - Minimum Standards for Master Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification
423.211 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal
423.301 - Minimum Standards for Marine Fire Protection Personnel
423.303 - Minimum Standards for Basic Marine Fire Protection Personnel Certification
423.305 - Minimum Standards for Intermediate Marine Fire Protection Personnel Certification
423.307 - Minimum Standards for Advanced Marine Fire Protection Personnel Certification
423.309 - Minimum Standards for Master Marine Fire Protection Personnel Certification
Chapter 425, Fire Service Instructors
425.1 - Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor Certification 03/23/2017 Link to PDF file 04/27/2017 Link to PDF file 07/13/2017 Link to PDF file
425.3 - Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor I Certification 05/26/2017
425.5 - Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor II Certification 05/26/2017
425.7 - Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor III Certification 05/26/2017
425.9 - Minimum Standards for Master Fire Service Instructor III Certification 05/26/2017
425.11 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal
Chapter 429, Minimum Standards for Fire Inspectors
§429.1 - Minimum Standards for Fire Inspector I Personnel 06/29/2017 Link to PDF file 04/27/2017 Link to PDF file

07/13/2017 Link to PDF file
05/26/2017
§429.3 - Minimum Standards for Fire Inspector I Certification 05/26/2017
§429.5 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal 05/26/2017
429.201 - Minimum Standards for Fire Inspector II/Plan Examiner I Personnel 05/26/2017
(repeal)

05/26/2017
(replacement)
429.203 - Minimum Standards for Basic Fire Inspector II/Plan Examiner I Certification 05/26/2017
(repeal)

05/26/2017
(replacement)
429.205 - Minimum Standards for Intermediate Fire Inspector II/Plan Examiner I Certification 05/26/2017
(repeal)

05/26/2017
(replacement)
429.207 - Minimum Standards for Advanced Fire Inspector II/Plan Examiner I Certification 05/26/2017
(repeal)

05/26/2017
(replacement)
429.209 - Minimum Standards for Master Fire Inspector II/Plan Examiner I Certification 05/26/2017
(repeal)

05/26/2017
(replacement)
429.211 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal 05/26/2017
(repeal)

05/26/2017
(replacement)
Chapter 431, Fire Investigation
431.1 - Minimum Standards for Arson Investigation Personnel 03/23/2017 Link to PDF file 04/27/2017 Link to PDF file 07/13/2017 Link to PDF file
431.3 - Minimum Standards for Basic Arson Investigator Certification 05/26/2017
431.5 - Minimum Standards for Intermediate Arson Investigator Certification
431.7 - Minimum Standards for Advanced Arson Investigator Certification
431.9 - Minimum Standards for Master Arson Investigator Certification
431.11 - Minimum Standards for Arson Investigator Certification for Law Enforcement Personnel 05/26/2017
431.13 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal
431.201 - Minimum Standards for Fire Investigation Personnel 05/26/2017
431.203 - Minimum Standards for Fire Investigator Certification 05/26/2017
431.205 - Minimum Standards for Intermediate Fire Investigator Certification
431.207 - Minimum Standards for Advanced Fire Investigator Certification 05/26/2017
431.209 - Minimum Standards for Master Fire Investigator Certification
431.211 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal - Fire Investigator
Chapter 433, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Pumper
433.1 - Driver/Operator-Pumper Certification 06/29/2017 Link to PDF file 07/13/2017 Link to PDF file
433.3 - Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Pumper Certification
433.5 - Examination Requirements
433.7 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal
433.201 - Driver/Operator-Aerial Apparatus Certification
433.203 - Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Aerial Apparatus Certification
433.205 - Examination Requirements
Chapter 443, Curriculum Manual
443.1 - Curriculum Approval by the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee 03/23/2017 Link to PDF file 04/27/2017 Link to PDF file 05/26/2017 07/13/2017 Link to PDF file
443.3 - Curriculum Approval by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection 05/26/2017
443.5 - Effective Date of New Curricula or Changes to Curricula Required by Law or Rule 05/26/2017
443.7 - Effective Date of New Curricula or Changes or Revisions to Existing Curricula Which Are Voluntary 05/26/2017
443.9 - National Fire Protection Association Standard 05/26/2017
Chapter 453, Hazardous Materials
453.1 - Hazardous Materials Technician Certification 03/23/2017 Link to PDF file 04/27/2017 Link to PDF file 07/13/2017 Link to PDF file
453.3 - Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Technical Certification 05/26/2017
453.5 - Examination Requirements 05/26/2017
453.7 - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Sea 05/26/2017
453.201 - Hazardous Materials Incident Commander Certification
453.203 - Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Incident Commander 05/26/2017
453.205 - Examination Requirements 05/26/2017
Chapter 455, Minimum Standards for Wildland Fire Protection Certification
455.1 - Minimum Standards for Wildland Fire Protection Personnel 03/23/2017 Link to PDF file 04/27/2017 Link to PDF file 07/13/2017 Link to PDF file
455.3 - Minimum Standards for Basic Wildland Fire Protection Certification 05/26/2017
455.5 - Minimum Standards for Intermediate Wildland Fire Protection Certification
455.7 - Examination Requirements