AGENDA
TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
REGULAR QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING
1917 South Interstate 35
Austin, TX  78741
November 17, 2016 – 10:00 AM

Call to Order. (Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E., Presiding Officer)
1. Roll Call and Welcome Visitors.............................................................................................. Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.

2. Public Comment........................................................................................................................... Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.

3. Consent Agenda ........................................................................................................................... Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.

(The following items may be acted upon under Consent Agenda and are marked with an asterisk* on the Regular Quarterly Board Meeting Agenda)
(Motion Required)

Discuss and Possibly Approve Board Minutes:
4. *(Consent Agenda) Discuss and possibly approve minutes of the August 18, 2016,
Regular Quarterly Board Meeting ........................................................................................ Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.

Discuss and Possibly Accept Committee Minutes: ......................................................... Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.
5. *(Consent Agenda) August 17, 2016, Licensing Committee Minutes
6. *(Consent Agenda) August 18, 2016, Enforcement Committee Minutes
7. *(Consent Agenda) August 18, 2016, General Issues Committee Minutes
8. *(Consent Agenda) August 18, 2016, Nominating Committee Minutes


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Discuss and Possibly Act on the following agenda items (9-23):
9. Board Members’ Activity Reports........................................................................................ Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.
(Report)
• Ballí
• Cheng
• Kannappan
• Nejad
• Norwood
• Reyna
• Summers
• Womack
• Wong

10. Advisory Members’ Activity Reports......................................................................Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.
(Report)
• Gonzalez
• Guerra
• Nadkarni


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11. Finance and Budget .................................................................................................................... Jeff Mutscher
• FY16 4th Quarter Budget (Report)
• Amendment to 2017Budget
(Motion Required)
• FY17 Internal Audit Plan (Motion Required)
• Annual Financial Report (Report)
• SDSI Report (Report)
• Revised Advisory Member Contract ................. Lance Kinney, Ph.D., P.E. (Possible Motion)


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12. Performance Measures ................................................................................... David Howell, P.E.

Discuss and Possibly Act on Issues Regarding Committee Reports or Items on the Committee Agendas:


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13. Licensing Committee ....................................................................................... Dr. Sina Nejad, P.E., P.Eng., Chair
• Personal Appearances from Licensing Applicants: (list names)
(Motion required on all personal interviews)
• Araque Rojas, Santiago
• Cavallo, Anthony
• Crowdis, Calvin
• Fraccaro, Joseph
• Garcia, Mondel Rodolfo
• Gitman, Alexander
• Hackett, Christopher
• Lott, James
• McCullough, Richard
• Peterson, James
• Valentien, Jacob
• Wandke, Lewis
• Bravo, Jose
• Discuss and possibly adopt the following rules ........................................................... Robert Opiela, P.E.
(Motion Required)
• § 133.35 Proof of Education Qualifications—Accredited/Approved Programs
• § 133.67 Examination on the Principles and Practice of Engineer
• International Licensure ............................................................................... Lance Kinney, Ph.D., P.E.
(Report)
• Status of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Spain
• Status of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mexico


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14. Enforcement Committee Meeting .............................................................................. Bobby Ballí, P.E., Chair
• Discuss a review of the Sanction Table and Worksheet .................. Dave Daigle
(Possible Motion)
• Informal Conference Scheduling ............................................................... Morgen Cuming, J.D.
(Possible Motion)
• Discuss and possibly adopt the following rules .................................... David Howell, P.E.
(Motion Required)
• Chapter 137 Compliance and Professionalism
• §137.5 Notification of Name Change, Address Change, Employer Change, and Criminal
Convictions
• §137.17 Continuing Education Program
• §137.31 Seal Specifications
• §137.33 Sealing Procedures
• §137.37 Sealing Misconduct
• §137.63 Engineers’ Responsibility to the Profession
• Chapter 139 Enforcement
• §139.13 Filing a Complaint
• §139.15 Processing a Complaint
• §139.17 Investigating a Complaint
• §139.19 Final Resolution of Complaint
• §139.31 Enforcement Actions for Violations of the Act
• §139.35 Sanctions and Penalties
• §139.47 Probation


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15. General Issues Committee Meeting ........................................................................... Sam Kannappan, P.E., Chair
• Discuss and possibly adopt the following rules ...................................... David Howell, P.E.
(Motion Required)
• Chapter 131
• §131.1 Purpose and Duties
• §131.3 Headquarters of the Board
• §131.7 Organization of the Board
• § 131.81 Definitions
• § 131.85 Board Rules and Procedures
Discuss and Possibly Act on Reports or Items reported by the Executive Director:


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16. Executive Director’s Report..........................................................................................................Lance Kinney, Ph.D., P.E.
• Activity Report (Report)
• Strategic Plan/Journey Towards Excellence (JTE)(Update)
• Legislative Update
• National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Annual Meeting (Report)
• NCEES Motion Summary
• Nominations for Southern Zone (SZ) officers
• Nomination of Lamberto “Bobby” Ballí, P.E. for Southern Zone Assistant Vice-President
(Possible Motion)
• Outreach (Report)
• Kudos


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Discuss and Possibly Act on Enforcement/Disciplinary Matters:
17. *(Consent Agenda) Administrative Reports, Outstanding Administrative Penalties Dismissed Cases,
Cease and Desist Order, Agreements, Injunctions/Default Judgments ...................... Dave Daigle
Report to full Board pursuant to Board rule §139.21

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18. Agreed Board Order ......................................................................................................................... Dave Daigle
(Motion Required)
Informal Reprimands (In accordance with Board Rule 139.31(b) individual names are not listed)
1. D-36302 (Balli - recused)
2. D-36407 (Nejad - recused)
Practice Violations
3. Dicamni Consulting – B-36014 (Nejad - recused)
4. George A. Gonzalez, P.E. – D-36309 (Balli-recused)
5. Kevin L. Pegues, P.E. – D-35654 (Nejad-recused)
6. Krishna Prasad, P.E. – D-36210 (Balli-recused)
7. Rebecca Ann Watt, P.E. – D-36369 (Norwood-recused)


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19. Consent Orders .................................................................................................................................. Dave Daigle
(Motion Required)
Informal Reprimands (In accordance with Board Rule 139.31(b) individual names are not listed)

1. D-36448
2. D-36687
3. D-36747
4. D-36633
5. D-36639
Non-Practice Violations
6. James Edward Boisvenue, Jr. – D-36704 (Revocation Order)
7. Frank Michael Murray, P.E. – D-36752
8. William K. Swearingen – D-36481 (Revocation Order)
Sanctions Against Non-License Holders
9. Larry Williams – B-36101
10. RGM Engineering, L.L.C. – B-36692
Firm Registration/Sole Proprietorship
11. Alegro Engineering, LP – B-36662
12. Walker Structural Engineering – B-36645


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Discuss and Possibly Act on Licensing Applications requiring board ruling:
20. *(Consent Agenda) Licensing Applications...................................................................... Robert Opiela, P.E.
Vote or Reconfirm Votes Pursuant to Board Rule §133.87:
• Approved for Exams
• Approved for Licensure
• Firms Approved
• Waivers – FE
• Waivers—PE
• Waivers—Both
• Not Approved for Licensure

Refer to Item #3 Above

Discuss and Possibly Act on Other Matters
21. Texas Board of Professional Engineers meeting dates
for Calendar Year 2017 ................................................................................... Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E., Chair

22. Thank Licensing Director, Robert Opiela, P.E. for his service to the Board, and congratulations on his
retirement ............................................................................................................ Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E. Chair

23. Issues from the Board member to consider for next scheduled Board
Meeting .................................................................................................................. Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E., Chair


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Adjourn.
The Board may meet in closed session on any agenda item listed above as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. Chapter 551.