January 4, 2013
Happy New Year from TBPE!
The TBPE eNewsletter is your quarterly update on information about the Texas PE License and Licensing Board and is a supplement to the TBPE Express annual printed newsletter.
In this issue of the TBPE eNewsletter:
Board Meeting update:
New rules passed in recent board meeting
Update on Sunset Advisory Commission recommendations
Upcoming Legislative session
Read below for more info
The Texas Board of Professional Engineers Quarterly Board and Committee Meetings were held November 28-29, 2012.
New Rules: The agency quadrennial rules review was completed with adoption of rules following the proposal in the last board meeting. Thank you for those of you who provided comment and input. The new rules can be found here: http://engineers.texas.gov/downloads/rule_summary_122512.pdf
All agency statutes and rules are found here: http://engineers.texas.gov/downloads/law_rules_122512.pdf
Enforcement actions: All enforcement actions approved in the board meeting are posted on the TBPE website: http://engineers.texas.gov/da/da112912.html
Video clips: Video of the Board Meeting is available: https://engineers.texas.gov/recordings.htm
Texas Windstorm Roster –
The current Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm Inspector Roster is changing after December 31st, 2012, so all PEs performing windstorm inspections must be reappointed by January 1st, 2013, if they wish to continue to do so. Visit the TDI website http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wind/index.html or the TBPE website to learn the new requirements for appointment. http://engineers.texas.gov/windstorm
Sunset Review –
The Sunset Advisory Commission met December 19 to pass their recommendations for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. All previous recommendations were adopted by the Commission with a change extending the Texas Engineering Practice Act and the TBPE for an additional 12 years. http://www.sunset.state.tx.us/83.htm#ae
Outreach – Ethics, Licensure, and Beyond
TBPE staff provides outreach presentations all over the state on topics such as ethics (meets yearly continuing education requirements), updates on Board activities, and How to Get Licensed. If you are interested, please contact outreach coordinator Dorothy Gonzales to make your request at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know how we are doing! TBPE is focused on improving our service to the public and our customers. You can share your feedback and suggestions via our customer service survey: http://engineers.texas.gov/feedback
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