AGENDA
TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
REGULAR QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING
1917 South Interstate 35
Austin, TX  78741
May 26, 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.


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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)

• February 10, 2016 Licensing Committee Minutes (See agenda item #5)
• February 11, 2016, Policy Advisory Opinion Committee Minutes (See agenda item #6)
• February 11, 2016, Regular Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes (See agenda item #4)
• Administrative Reports, Outstanding Administrative Penalties Dismissed Cases,
Cease and Desist Order, Agreements, Injunctions/Default Judgments (See agenda item #16)
• Licensing Applications. (See agenda item #21)

Discuss and Possibly Approve Board Minutes:
4. *(Consent Agenda) Discuss and possibly approve minutes of the February 11, 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) February 11, 2016, Licensing Committee Minutes
6. *(Consent Agenda) February 11, 2016, Policy Advisory Opinion Committee Minutes

 

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Discuss and Possibly Act on the following agenda items (7-23):
7. Board Members’ Activity Reports........................................................................................ Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.
(Report)
• Ballí
• Kannappan
• Nejad
• Reyna
• Summers
• Womack
• Wong

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

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9. Finance and Budget .................................................................................................................... Jeff Mutscher
(Report)
• FY16 2nd Quarter Budget
• FY2017 Proposed Draft Budget


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10. Performance Measures Report .............................................................................................. David Howell, P.E.
(Report)
Discuss and Possibly Act on Issues Regarding Committee Reports or Items on the Committee Agendas:


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11. Licensing Committee ....................................................................................... Sina Nejad, D.Eng., P.E., P.Eng. Chair
• Personal Appearances from Licensing Applicants
(Motion required on all personal interviews)
• Discuss and possibly approve the following rule proposals to be posted in the Texas Register
(Motion Required)
• Engineers-in-Training
• § 133.41, Experience Evaluation
• § 133.43, Supplemental Experience Record
• International temporary license to include S. Korea applicants in accordance with Mutual Recognition Agreement.
• § 133.27, Application for Temporary License for Engineers Currently Licensed Outside the United States.
• International Licensure .................................................................................................... Lance Kinney, Ph.D., P.E.
(Report and Possible Motion)
• Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with S. Korea
• Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with Spain
• Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with México ................................... Bobby Ballí, P.E.
• Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with Canada


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12. Enforcement Committee Meeting .............................................................................. Sam Kannappan, P.E., Chair
• Staff Attorney Reports....................................................................................... Morgen Cuming, J.D.
(Report)
• SOAH Litigation
• Suits Against the Board
• Status of Court Cases (Injunctions)

 

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13. General Issues Committee Meeting ........................................................................... Bobby Ballí, P.E., Chair
• Discuss and possibly adopt the following rule proposals ................. David Howell, P.E.
(Motion Required)
• Texas Board of Professional Engineer, 4 year Rule Review
• Chapter 131: Organization and Administration
• Subchapters A, B, C, D, E, F, G
• Chapter 133: Licensing
• Subchapters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
• Chapter 135: Firm Registration
• Chapter 137: Compliance and Professionalism
• Subchapters A, B, C, D
• Chapter 139: Enforcement
• Subchapters A, B, C, D, E
• Structure and charges of TBPE Advisory Committees .................... Lance Kinney, Ph.D., P.E.

 

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14. Policy Advisory Opinion Committee ............................................................................Kyle Womack, P.E., Chair
• Discuss and possibly accept the Policy Advisory Opinion Request regarding
the Extent of Jurisdiction For Projects Outside of Texas and consider the
Response Letter to EAOR#40 ....................................................................... C.W. Clark, P.E.
(Possible Motion)

 

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Discuss and Possibly Act on Reports or Items reported by the Executive Director:
15. Executive Director’s Report
..........................................................................................................Lance Kinney, Ph.D., P.E.
• Activity Report (Report)
• Strategic Plan/JTE (Update)
• NCEES Southern Zone & Annual Meeting (Report)
• Outreach (Report)
• Kudos

 

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

Refer to Consent Agenda Item #3 Above

17. Agreed Board Order ......................................................................................................................... C.W. Clark, P.E.
(Motion Required)
Informal Reprimands (In accordance with Board Rule 139.31(b) individual names are not listed)
1. D-36216 - Reyna
Practice Violations
2. Stephen Paul Blake, P.E. – D-35916 - Nejad

 

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18. Consent Orders .................................................................................................................................. C.W. Clark, P.E.
(Motion Required)
Informal Reprimands (In accordance with Board Rule 139.31(b) individual names are not listed)
1. D-36314
Page 3 of 3
2. D-36315
3. D-36329
Non-Practice Violations
4. Saeid Bassari, P.E. – D-36320
5. Barry Lee Houseal – D-36371
6. Alan Wayne Lankford, P.E. – D-36301
7. Dorian Earl Ross – D-36406 (Revocation Order)
Practice Violations
8. Clyde E. Israel – D-36307
9. Bhupendrakumar V. Patel, P.E. – D-36299
Sanctions Against Non-License Holders
10. Thomas W. Keiss – B-35745, B-36305 & B-36308
Firm Registration/Sole Proprietorship
11. Diversified Engineering Services, Inc. – B-36170

 

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19. Discuss and possibly act on reconsideration of Consent Orders for:
(Motion Required)
• Randy Rutherford, P.E. - D-35638
• Albert C. Alaniz III, P.E. - D-36015

 

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20. SOAH Final Orders ......................................................................................... Morgen Cuming, J.D.
(Motion Required)
• James Albert Babb, P.E. #56440 – Cases #D-35247 & #D-35495 [SOAH Docket No. 460-15-4426]
• Bryan D. Hull – Case #B-34417 [SOAH Docket No. 460–16–0549]
• Curtis Elbert Thiele, P.E. #46938 – Case #D-35335 [SOAH Docket No. 460–15–4952]
• Tire Engineers – Case #B-35363 [SOAH Docket No. 460–16–0550]

 

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Discuss and Possibly Act on Licensing Applications requiring board ruling:
21. *(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
• Not Approved for Licensure
• Waivers – FE
• Waivers—PE
• Waivers—Both

Refer to Consent Agenda Item #3 Above

Discuss and Possibly Act on Other Matters
22. Issues to consider for future meeting
............................................................................... Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.

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23. Farewell to outgoing Board members and welcoming new Board members ........................................................................................ Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.

 

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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.