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Policy Advisory Opinion Information

During the 78th legislative session (2003), SB277 was passed instructing the Texas Board of Professional Engineers to develop and implement a process to prepare written Policy Advisory Opinions. (See SB277, subchapter M adding Section 1001.601 to the Occupations Code.)

The board has developed the procedures and requirements for this program, and has adopted rules for Policy Advisory Opinions.

The adopted board rules are available below:
Adopted Policy Advisory Rule - MS Word format
Adopted Policy Advisory Rule - html format

The timeline for developing the Policy Advisory rule:

Note: The board will accept written requests for Policy Advisory Opinions at any time. Although an individual may formally request a policy advisory opinion on any subject connected with the law and rules of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, understand that the process time to completion may be quite lengthy. It is recommended that any question or issue over law and/or rule interpretation be directed to the Board staff by email, phone or fax. A prompt response will be provided.

Email: info@engineers.texas.gov
Phone: (512) 440-7723
Fax: (512) 440-5715

How to Submit a Written Policy Advisory Opinion Request

Anyone can send in a written request for a Policy Advisory Opinion. You can include the required information in a letter, fax, or amyl. The board has developed a form that can be used. Please see below for the form and instructions in two different formats.

Word Version
Policy Advisory Request Form

PDF Version

Policy Advisory Request Form

Send the Policy Advisory Opinion Request to:
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Policy Advisory
1917 IH-35 South
Austin, TX 78741
Email: info@engineers.texas.gov
Fax: (512) 442-5715

Current Policy Advisory Opinion Requests

View current Policy Advisory Opinion Requests and Policy Advisories already issued by the board.

Board Seeking Experienced Policy Advisory Opinion References

The board is seeking licensed Professional Engineers with extensive public or private experience to serve as references for Policy Advisory Opinions on an as-needed basis. The board may need subject matter experts to review requests and provide information for specific Policy Advisory Opinions.

Qualified PE's should forward a current detailed resume and any questions to the board. The resume should set forth relevant education, employment, and experience information, including specialized experience and training, and the area of interest (Wastewater, airport construction, traffic control, etc.)

Please send resume's and information to:
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Policy Advisory Reference
1917 IH-35 South
Austin, TX 78741



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