AGENDA
TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
REGULAR QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING
1917 South Interstate 35
Austin, TX  78741
August 18, 2016 – 10:30 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)

Discuss and Possibly Approve Board Minutes:
4. *(Consent Agenda) Discuss and possibly approve minutes of the May 26, 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) May 25, 2016, Licensing Committee Minutes
6. *(Consent Agenda) May 26, 2016, Policy Advisory Opinion Committee Minutes
7. *(Consent Agenda) May 26, 2016, General Issues Committee Minutes
8. *(Consent Agenda) May 26, 2016, Enforcement Committee Minutes
9. *(Consent Agenda) May 26, 2016, Strategic Plan Workshop Minutes

Discuss and Possibly Act on the following agenda items (10-27):
10. Board Members’ Activity Reports........................................................................................ Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.
(Report)
• Ballí
• Cheng
• Kannappan
• Nejad
• Norwood
• Reyna
• Summers
• Womack
• Wong


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


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12. Finance and Budget .................................................................................................................... Jeff Mutscher
• FY16 3rd Quarter Budget (Report)
• FY2017 Budget (Motion Required)


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Discuss and Possibly Act on Issues Regarding Committee Reports or Items on the Committee Agendas:
13. Licensing Committee ....................................................................................... Dr. Sina Nejad, P.E., P.Eng., Chair
• Personal Appearances from Licensing Applicants
(Motion required on all personal interviews)
• Discuss and possibly adopt the following rule proposals as 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.
• Discuss and possibly approve the following rule proposals to be posted in
the Texas Register for comment .............................................................. 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 and Possible Motion)
• Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Spain


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14. 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)
• Discuss and possibly approve the Sanction table ............... C.W. Clark, P.E.
(Motion Required)
• Informal Conference Scheduling ............................................... Morgen Cuming, J.D.
(Possible Motion)
• Discuss and possibly approve the following rule proposals, to be posted in the Texas Register for comment .............................................................................................. C.W. Clark, 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
• §139.43 License Holder with Criminal Convictions
• §139.47 Probation
• §139.51 License Suspension Based on Delinquent Child Support


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15. General Issues Committee Meeting ........................................................................... Bobby Ballí, P.E., Chair
• Discuss and possibly approve the following rule proposal to be posted
in the Texas Register for comment ............................................................................... 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
• §131.67 Self-directed Semi-Independent Agency
• § 131.81 Definitions
• § 131.85 Board Rules and Procedures


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16. Nominating Committee Meeting ................................................................................. Daniel O. Wong, Ph.D., P.E.
(Motion Required)
• Officers for Fiscal Year 2017.


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


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Discuss and Possibly Act on Enforcement/Disciplinary Matters:
18. *(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

19. Agreed Board Order ......................................................................................................................... C.W. Clark, P.E.
(Motion Required)
Practice Violations
1. Acuity Consulting & Engineering, Inc. – B-35779 & B-35867 (Reyna)
2. Charles W. Schibi – D-36059 (Reyna)


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20. Consent Orders .................................................................................................................................. C.W. Clark, P.E.
(Motion Required)
SOAH
1. City of Venus, Texas – G-32743
Informal Reprimands (In accordance with Board Rule 139.31(b) individual names are not listed)
2. D-36398
3. D-36447
Practice Violations
4. Neri Alvarez, P.E. – D-36446
5. Edward H. Lyscas, P.E. – D-36372
6. Dana D. Tennill, P.E. – D-36502
Sanctions Against Non-License Holders
7. Dewayne Braun – E-36436
8. Saeed Kheradmandnia – B-36181
Firm Registration/Sole Proprietorship
9. Augustus Professional Engineers and Associates, LLC dba The Augustus Group – B-36479
10. JS Held – B-36107
11. Sage Environmental Consulting, LP – B-36570
12. Steven M. Conrad dba Conrad Engineering – B-36553
13. W P & Associates Architects Engineers Planners, Inc. – B-36507


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21. Discuss and possibly act on reconsideration of Consent Orders for:
(Motion Required)
• Clyde E. Israel, P.E.-D-36307


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22. SOAH Final Orders ......................................................................................... Morgen Cuming, J.D.
(Motion Required)
• Curtis Elbert Thiele, P.E. #46938 – Case D-35335 [SOAH Docket No. 460-15-4952]


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23. Discuss and possibly act on Tire Engineers Cases ................................................ Lance Kinney, Ph.D., P.E.
(Possible Motion)
Discuss and Possibly Act on Licensing Applications requiring board ruling:

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24. Discuss and possibly act on request for appeal of denial of application
by Licensing Committee
............................................................................................................. Robert Opiela, P.E.
• Mr. Elvis Boateng Dakwa


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25. *(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 Exams
• Not Approved for Licensure

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


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27. Thank Compliance & Enforcement Director, C.W. Clark, P.E. for his exemplary service
to the Board, and congratulate him on his retirement
.............................................. 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.