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TITLE 132A—TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION

Art. 9102. Architectural barriers

Policy

Sec. 1. The provisions of this article are to further the policy of the State of Texas to encourage and promote the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and to eliminate, insofar as possible, unnecessary barriers encountered by persons with disabilities, whose ability to engage in gainful occupations or to achieve maximum personal independence is needlessly restricted.

Application

Sec. 2. (a) The standards adopted under this article apply to:

(4) a privately funded building or facility defined as a "public accommodation" by Section 301(7) of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Section 12181), and its subsequent amendments, that is constructed or renovated, modified, or altered on or after January 1, 1992; and

(5) a privately funded building or facility defined as a "commercial facility" by Section 301, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Section 12181), and its subsequent amendments, that is constructed or renovated, modified, or altered on or after September 1, 1993.

(j) All plans and specifications for construction or for the substantial renovation, modification, or alteration of a building or facility that has an estimated construction cost of $50,000 or more and that is subject to the provisions of this article shall be submitted to the department for review and approval.

(k) Plans and specifications related to the building or facility shall be submitted to the department by the architect, interior designer, landscape architect, or engineer who has overall responsibility for the design of the constructed or reconstructed building or facility. The architect, interior designer, landscape architect, or engineer shall submit the plans and specifications to the department not later than the fifth day after the date on which the architect, interior designer, landscape architect, or engineer, as appropriate, places the applicable professional seal on the plans and specifications. If there is no architect, interior designer, landscape architect, or engineer with that responsibility, the owner shall submit the plans and specifications to the department at least 30 days within the date the construction or renovation, modification, or alteration on the building or facility begins. On application to a local governmental entity for a building construction permit related to the plans and specifications, the owner shall submit to the entity proof that the plans and specifications have been submitted to the department under this article.

(l) Any substantial modification of approved plans shall be resubmitted to the department for review and approval.

(m) If an architect, interior designer, landscape architect, or engineer required to submit or resubmit plans and specifications to the department fails to do so in a timely manner, the commission shall report the fact to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, or a licensing authority that regulates the individual, as appropriate.