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									                                    MINUTES
                        BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Date:                  May 12, 2011

Place:                 3rd Floor Conference Room
                       500 North Calvert Street
                       Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Present:               H. C. Harclerode, P.E., Chairman
                       Steven A. Arndt, PhD., P.E., Vice Chairman
                       Pastor Farinas, P.E., Secretary
                       David G. Mongan, P.E.
                       Sandra J. Murphy
                       Sallye E. Perrin, P.E.
                       Rosalind Yee

Others Present:        Pamela J. Edwards, Assistant Executive Director
                       Milena Trust, AAG, Counsel to the Board
                       Susan Cherry, AAG, Chief of Litigation
                       Ruby L. Courtney, Secretary
                       Harry Lolelas, Deputy Commissioner
                       Kyle Skinner
                       Kevin Derr
                       Shawn Hineline

CALL TO ORDER

         Chairman Harclerode called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

ACTION ON MINUTES

        Motion (I) was made by Pastor Farinas, seconded by David Mongan, and unanimously
carried by the Board to approve the minutes of the April 14, 2011 meeting as submitted.

APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR RECIPROCITY

       Motion (II) was made by Mr. Farinas, seconded by Ms. Murphy, and unanimously carried
to approve 34 applications for reciprocity as follows:

         Affan A. Abdullah            40277          Stanley Y. Chan         40245
         Nazahat Aboobaker            40278          Julio E. Colon          40253
         Adebowake O. Ajomale         40279          Donna H. Delo           40284
         Dawn M. Appelbaum            40280          Richard S. Donald       40183
         Dean R. Batton               40281          Gary J. Fazalare        40285
         Charles W. Boecker           40282          Carlton L. Fretwell     40286
         Maurice A. Brown             40283          William J. Gross        40287
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – May 12, 2011
Page 2

APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR RECIPROCITY (Cont’d.)


       Lee Ann Gudorp                40288         Anthony J. Nicastro           40264
       Anton V. Gueorguiev           40289         Richard A. Obisanya           40297
       Norbert Huang                 40290         Juan P. Rodriguez             40298
       Mahmoud M. Jardaneh           40291         Paul M. Roepnack              40299
       Giorgi Khardzeishvili         40292         Cameron A. Shahidi            40300
       Kenneth W. Lucci              40246         Joel T Skelley                40301
       Andrew J. Lyons Jr.           40293         Johnny Paul Smelik            40093
       Thomas L. McQueen             40294         Myles A. Wilkinson            40192
       Jesse P. Miller               40295         Jacob R. Yohe                 40302
       Joseph R. Moles               40296         Peng Zhang                    40303


EXECUTIVE SESSION

        Motion (III) was made by Pastor Farinas, seconded by David Mongan, and unanimously
carried to go into Executive Session at 10:01 a.m. at 500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Conference Room, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. This session was permitted to be closed
pursuant to State Government Article, Title 10-508(a)(7). Upon completion of the session, the
Board reconvened its public meeting at 10:20 a.m.

COMPLAINT COMMITTEE REPORT

        Mr. Farinas reported on the status of complaints discussed by the Complaint Committee
at its meeting on April 14, 2011.

       07-PE-16    Board’s proposed order sent April 20, 2011.
       & 19:
       10-PE-21:   Hold for decision from West Virginia Board before taking further action.
       11-PE-05:   Informal conference held. Close.
       11-PE-07:   Send 10-day response letter to Respondent.
       11-PE-09    Consent Order signed and fine paid. Close.
       11-PE-10    Response received. Sent to AAG.
       11-PE-11    Response received. Send letter to Respondent.
       11-PE-12    Offer Consent Order and fine.

        Motion (IV) was made by Steven Arndt, seconded by Mr. Mongan, and unanimously
carried to accept the recommendations of the Complaint Committee.

The Complaint Committee reviewed two applications for reinstatement of license and
recommends reinstatement for both.
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – May 12, 2011
Page 3

NEW BUSINESS

Submission of evidence on CD

        A request was received from an applicant for the PE exam to submit the documents of
evidence of engineering work on a CD instead of paper. The Board discussed the unavailability
of sufficient computer equipment to support large amounts of electronic documents as well as
lack of CAD program on in-house computers.

        Motion (V) was made by David Mongan and seconded by Sallye Perrin, and unanimously
carried to not allow submission of evidence on a CD at this time.

OLD BUSINESS

Reinstatement Guidelines

       The reinstatement guidelines need to be updated to take into account the CPC
requirements that will take effect next year. The Board reviewed the reinstatement guidelines.

         Pastor Farinas said that CPC is evidence that individuals whose licenses lapsed possess
sufficient skills to perform engineering work. Dr. Arndt said that the issue is that individuals
will continue to be competent by taking continuing education.

       Milena Trust said that currently the complaint committee takes into consideration
whether an applicant was continuously licensed in another state as proof of maintaining skills or
professional competency. CPC can be used for that purpose.

       Dr. Arndt said CPC becomes the principal mechanism by which Board will evaluate an
applicant’s professional competency. A column should be added to guidelines to indicate
number of CPC hours required. Milena Trust noted that the maximum number is 48. She
recommended that if a license is expired less than two periods, documentation of CPC hours
would be sufficient proof of competency. If a license is expired more than four years, the Board
may want to consider submission of additional information before approving reinstatement.

       Board discussed whether to have applicant submit proof of CPC with their reinstatement
application. Mr. Harclerode stated that reinstatement applicants must submit proof of
completion of CPC with their reinstatement application. The documentation will be reviewed to
determine its acceptability and if earned within proper time parameters.

        Ms. Edwards will prepare a revised version of the reinstatement guidelines to be reviewed
at the next Board meeting.
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – May 12, 2011
Page 4

CPC Providers

       A CPC Provider committee was established to review applications as suggested at last
month’s meeting. The committee will be comprised of Dr. Arndt, Pastor Farinas, and David
Mongan. The Board reviewed the draft application prepared by Ms. Edwards. Several comments
and suggestions were made. The draft will be revised and discussed at next month’s meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING

        Chairman Harclerode convened the public hearing on the CPC regulations at 11 a.m. Two
persons were present for the public hearing. Kevin Derr stated that he agrees with CPC and the
need for it. He noted a possible discrepancy in Regulation .03 relating to sources of credit. He
also suggested adding manufacturer’s technical staff as a pre-approved provider. Mr. Shawn
Hineline stated that the economic impact indicated in the proposed action was $500 per licensee.
He stated that as a small business owner, he will have to miss time from work to take courses and
his time is billable at $150 an hour. He did not think CPC is a benefit. Written comments were
received from Neil Weinstein and were discussed by the Board. After discussion of the
comments received, the Board indicated that some changes may be made to the proposed
regulations to clarify the requirements.

       Mr. Derr asked if a revised draft will be available. Ms. Trust replied that it would not.
She stated the Board is not obligated to make changes, but may make non-substantive changes
which would allow the regulations to be adopted without having to withdraw and re-propose
them.

OLD BUSINESS (continued)

Records Retention

       Chairman Harclerode stated that this issue will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

NCEES Annual Meeting

       Chairman Harclerode noted that the NCEES Annual Meeting will be held August 24-27
in Providence, Rhode Island. He stated that he, Pastor Farinas, and Dr. Arndt will be funded by
NCEES. Funding for remaining board and staff members who wish to attend will be available.

Northeast Zone Meeting Arrangements

        Chairman Harclerode reported that most of the arrangements for the meeting have been
finalized. Chairman Harclerode noted that the Maryland Society of Surveyors contributed $500
to cover the costs of the spouses’ activities. Their generous contribution will be acknowledged at
the meeting.
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – May 12, 2011
Page 5

Legislation

        Discussion on proposed legislation for the 2012 session of the General Assembly will be
tabled until next month’s meeting.


RFP for Exam Services

        Ms. Edwards reported that the contract for exam services was approved by the Board of
Public Works at their May 4, 2011 meeting. The contract with the exam vendor, PCS, will take
effect June 1, 2011. PCS will administer the October 2011 exams.

CORRESPONDENCE

        A letter was received from David L. Kanagy, Executive Director of Society for Mining,
Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). The purpose of the letter was to make the Board aware of
SME’s opposition to requiring that an engineer must possess a Master’s or Equivalent in order to
take the PE exam. SME’s position was so noted.

       Email was received from Jerry Carter, Executive Director, NCEES, informing the Board
that NCEES has successfully completed the move of the credentials evaluation service from
Miami to the NCEES facility in Clemson. The backlog of applications has been cleared and they
have successfully implemented the NCEES Education Standards as the comparator to determine
a candidate’s education qualifications for seating for the NCEES exams. Mr. Carter also offered
to have a member of the credentials evaluation staff available at a future meeting of the board, if
necessary. This was for the Board’s information.

EXECUTIVE SESSION II

        Motion (VI) was made by Pastor Farinas, seconded by David Mongan, and unanimously
carried to go into Executive Session at 12:15 p.m. at 500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Conference Room, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. This session was permitted to be closed
pursuant to State Government Article, Title 10-508(a)(7). Upon completion of the session, the
Board reconvened its public meeting at 12:40 p.m.

APPLICATIONS APPROVED ADMINISTRATIVELY FOR RECIPROCITY

       The following applications, supported by NCEES Model Law Engineer files, were
administratively approved for licensure by the Assistant Executive Director of the Board:

       Sean P. Chapman                40259          Eric T. Hafner                 40266
       Scott B. Coleman               40275          Mitchell T. Hardert            40240
       Jonathan C. Crye               40274          Terry L. Hesseltine            40257
       Daniel J. Fortier              40252          David R. Hill                  40256
       Laurie A. Gilmer               40267          Robert Carl Janke              40247
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – May 12, 2011
Page 6

APPLICATIONS APPROVED ADMINISTRATIVELY FOR RECIPROCITY (cont’d)

       Jason J. Jenkins               40269          Titiana K. Proctor            40268
       Lee D. Long                    40250          Andrea K. Reynolds            40249
       Kirk A. Loveall                40273          Mark L. Sayger                40248
       William L. Luck                40251          Philip E. Slemons             40271
       Daniel J. Miller               40244          David Brian Smith             40254
       Wilbur Casio Milhouse          40261          Nathan A. Staley              40262
       Mairav Ravin Mintz             40241          Nathaniel M. Stanton          40276
       John Thomas Morrow             40260          Chad F. Sullilvan             40258
       Mohammad J. Mostajabi          40270          Jothy S. Varughese            40216
       John K. Neville                40265          Walter B. Winzurk             40272

APPLICATIONS DENIED FOR LICENSURE BY RECIPROCITY

        Motion (VII) was made by Mr. Farinas, seconded by Mr. Mongan, and unanimously
carried to deny one applications for licensure by reciprocity because the applicant did not meet
the requirements for licensure in the State of Maryland.

APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF
ENGINEERING EXAMINATION, OCTOBER 28, 2011

       James Olusegun Adeoye                         Ayesha Saeed
       Gregory Allen Caskey                          Eric Alexander Silva
       Hasnaa Hosny Etiwy                            Jerry Michael Thomas Jr.
       Gary William Lee                              Nicole Linder Weimer
       Wellesley LeYoung Lynn                        James Wesley Woods
       Luis R. Rivera


ADJOURNMENT

        Motion (VII) was made by Mr. Farinas, seconded by Ms. Murphy, and unanimously
carried to adjourn the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

__________ With Corrections

_____x_____Without Corrections


____________________________________
Howard C. Harclerode, P.E.                            Date
Chairman

								
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