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January 29, 2015 commission meeting agenda

January 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. 1701 N. Congress Ave., William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104, Austin, Texas 78701.

The following is a tentative agenda. This agenda may be amended at the request of the executive director or a commissioner prior to the meeting to the extent allowed by the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services, such as interpreters for persons who are hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact the agency at (512) 936-3838 two days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

  1. Roll call - 10:00 a.m. (including consideration of whether to excuse absences) and introduction of newest commission member Tivy Whitlock.
  2. Adoption of the commission meeting minutes of October 16, 2014.
  3. The Budget and Strategic Plan subcommittees may meet separately or together on January 29, 2015 during the commission meeting and provide reports for discussion and possible action relating to any recommendations developed by the subcommittees, including but not limited to, modifications to the agency operating budget and strategic plan.
  4. Reports from fire service interest groups and agencies on matters relating to organizational purposes, functions, and objectives, including, but not limited to, the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas, the Texas Association of Fire Educators, the Texas A&M Forest Service, the National Fire Protection Association, Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts, and the State Fire Marshal's Office.
  5. Discussion and possible action concerning reports by the commission representative to the Texas Fire School Advisory Board and by representatives of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) regarding fire protection training provided by TEEX through its Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI).
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding report from commission representative to the Homeland Security Council.
  7. New matters from the commission, staff, or public which may be discussed in future commission meetings.
  8. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates.
  9. Discussion and possible action regarding report from Structure/Proximity protective clothing work group.
  10. Discussion and possible action on report from the Executive Director regarding status of commission study on the administrative attachment of the commission to another state agency.
  11. Matters referred from the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee (FFAC), including, but not limited to:
    1. Discussion and possible final adoption on proposed amendments, new sections, and repeals as follows:
      1. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC Chapter 401, Practice and Procedure.
      2. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC Chapter 445, Administrative Inspections and Penalties.
      3. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC Chapter 449, Head of a Fire Department.
    2. Report from the Curriculum and Testing Committee with discussion and possible action on recommendations regarding possible changes to the Certification Curriculum Manual, including but not limited to the Curriculum, Curriculum Outline and Reference Lists for:
      1. Hazardous Materials Awareness
      2. Hazardous Materials Operations
      3. Hazardous Materials Operations - Mission Specific Competencies
      4. Hazardous Materials Technician
      5. Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
  12. Report from Ad Hoc committee regarding 37 TAC Chapter 403, Criminal Convictions and Eligibility for Certification.
  13. Discussion and possible action on matters from the Executive Director.
    1. Decisions of the Executive Director in contested cases and consent orders.
    2. Status of division functions.
    3. Report regarding discussion with Texas Department of Insurance on transfer of fire protection personnel injury information between the Commission and the Texas Department of Insurance.
  14. Executive session pursuant to Section 551.074, Texas Government Code for the discussion of personnel matters: the appointment, employment, compensation, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Executive Director, and the appointment, employment, reassignment, or duties of personnel acting on an Interim basis in this position.
  15. Open session for further discussion and possible action regarding preceding agenda item.
  16. Adjourn meeting.

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection may go into executive session on any agenda item if authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551.

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