TREC is making a change to the standard form. They are not explaining to the Commissioners why the change is being made. My comment to them is
August 6, 2018
Public comment agenda item 23 d Standard Inspection form
This is not properly explained to the Commissioners in the handouts. I suspect it will be verbally explained once this letter arrives. This change is being made to correct a TREC staff error. TREC staff improperly modified the standard form by putting the TREC logo on it without Inspector Committee or Commissioner approval. Addition of the logo violates the Rule.
535.45 Certain uses of Seal, Logo, or Name Prohibited
A license holder, certificate holder, registrant or provider may not use all or part of the seal, logo, or name of the Commission or another governmental agency in a manner that implies that the person:
a. is a governmental agency;
b. is endorsed by the Commission or other agency other than as a license holder, certificate holder, registrant, or provider; or
c. holds a special status that the Commission or other agency has not granted.
If you choose to allow the logo then inspectors should be able to also use the logo on their internet site, business cards and advertising. 535.45 will also require revision.
The only thing I ask is the same forgiveness staff receives be given to inspectors who are fined for form violations. I recommend advisory letters only in all future form violation circumstances and that the error is expunged from the inspector’s record.
Inspector Committee Chairman 2005