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									                                    MINUTES
                        BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS


Date:                  September 18, 2002

Time:                  9:00 a.m.

Place:                 2nd Floor Conference Room
                       500 North Calvert Street
                       Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Present:               Melvin Hotz, P.E., Chairman
                       Eugene C. Harvey, P.E., Vice Chairman
                       George C. Szego, Ph.D., P.E., Secretary
                       Alison A. Hunt, P.E.
                       Michael J. Howard
                       Sallye E. Perrin, P.E.

Others Present:        Sally Wingo, Executive Director
                       Milena Trust, Counsel to the Board
                       Dorothy Matricciani, Administrative Secretary

Absent:                Rosalind L. Yee

CALL TO ORDER

         Mr. Melvin Hotz, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.

ACTION ON MINUTES

       Motion (I) was made by Mr. Howard, seconded by Ms. Hunt, and unanimously carried by
the Board to approve the Minutes of the August 21, 2002 meeting with corrections.

COMPLAINT COMMITTEE REPORT

        Mr. Harvey provided the following report on the status of complaints and license
reinstatement issues discussed by the Complaint Committee at its meeting on September 10,
2002.

         01-PE-02: No response to the Consent Order was received from the respondent. Case
         has been sent to the Office of Administrative Hearings.

         03-PE-02: The Complaint Committee recommended denial of license renewal, a Consent
         Order and $500 fine. Denial letter was sent on July 26, 2002. No reply has been
         received.
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       03-PE-03: Case closed; consent order signed and $500 fine paid.

       03-PE-04: The Complaint Committee recommended denial of license renewal, a Consent
       Order and $500 fine. Denial letter was sent on July 26, 2002. No reply has been
       received.

       03-PE-05: Case closed: Consent Order signed and $500 fine paid.

       03-PE-06: This case has been referred to the Office of Investigative Services for
       investigation as to whether the respondent had fraudulently obtained a license.

       03-PE-07: Respondent’s license was lapsed one renewal period during which time three
       projects were signed and sealed in Maryland. The Complaint Committee recommends a
       Consent Order and $1,000 fine.

       03-PE-08: Respondent’s license was lapsed for 22 years, during which time 14 projects
       were signed and sealed in Maryland. Additional information was recently received
       regarding the respondent’s involvement in these projects, which the Complaint
       Committee is taking into consideration. The Committee will make a recommendation at
       the October Board Meeting.

       Motion (II) was made by Ms. Hunt, seconded by Mr. Howard, and unanimously carried
by the Board to accept the recommendations of the Complaint Committee as stated above.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Betsy Browne, Executive Director, NCEES, dated August 27, 2002

        The Board reviewed and noted a letter from Betsy Browne, Executive Director, NCEES,
dated August 27, 2002, regarding actions taken during the 2002 NCEES Annual Meeting relative
to the examination program. Some of the actions taken were:

     Professional engineer examinations scoring fees will be increased from $95 to $125,
      effective October 2004.
   Examination Schedule (EP 4) was revised to require all requests to administer any of the
      NCEES examinations on a date other than the published date be submitted and approved
      by NCEES prior to the administration.
   Revised Availability (EP7) by changing the name of the “Building Architectural” exam to
      “Architectural Engineering” exam.
   Access and Review of Examinations (EP 25) was revised to prohibit the review of
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Page 3

       examinations except in those jurisdictions where required by law. Such reviews shall be
       conducted in accordance with established NCEES procedures as follows:

                  Procedure for Examination Review if Required by Law (ref. EP25)
                                    $250 per Candidate Review

       NCEES will permit access to and review of an examination if required by law subject to
       the following conditions:

       A. The results of the examination must be appealed by a failing examinee within 30
          calendar days after score reports have been sent to the examinee by the Member
          Board.
       B. Only those questions answered incorrectly by the failing examinee will be furnished
          by NCEES to the Member Board. NCEES will assemble the questions the examinee
          answered incorrectly in random order without item numbers. The NCEES fee for
          assembling the questions will be set annually by the NCEES Board of Directors.
       C. Neither solutions or answer keys will be provided.
       D. The examinee may not take notes or otherwise record any aspect of the review.
       E. Only the examinee and a Member Board member or Member Board Administrator
          may be present during the review.
       F. Following the review, the examinee will not be permitted to retake the examination
          until after the next regularly scheduled administration, unless otherwise prohibited by
          law.
       G. Upon completion of the review, the Member Board shall return all material provided
          by NCEES for the review by traceable means to NCEES within seven calendar days.

      Revised EP 26 Examination of Candidates with Disabilities to require Member Boards to
       consult with NCEES to determine accommodations for those requests that impact
       examination format and scoring.

E-mail Correspondence from Jay Thomas, Team Chair for an EAC/ABET Evaluation, for
the University of Maryland, College Park, dated August 28, 2002

       The Board reviewed a letter from Jay Thomas, Team Chair for an EAC/ABET Evaluation
of two new programs being offered by the University of Maryland, College Park, dated August
28, 2002. Mr. Thomas invites the Board to assign an observer to accompany his team during
their evaluation of these programs on November 3-5. The programs to be evaluated are:
Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The evaluation will actually take place at
Frostburg State University where the students reside and where portions of the curriculum are
presented by distance delivery. The degrees will be from the University of Maryland, College
Park. Ms. Hunt will advise the Board if she will be able to be the observer.
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Letter from Jeffrey B. Fertich, P.E., dated September 10, 2002

       The Board reviewed a letter from Jeffrey B. Fertich, P.E., dated September 10, 2002,
requesting the Board to clarify certain issues that Mr. Fertich has about the role of engineers in
residential design. After discussion, the Board determined that it would further review the
questions contained in Mr. Fertich’s letter and develop a response at the next Board Meeting.
Ms. Wingo will advise Mr. Fertich that his letter is being taken under consideration for further
discussion at the October Board Meeting.

FE EXAMINATION DEADLINE FILING DATE

        In response to an inquiry from the University of Maryland, the Board reviewed the
possibility of revising the deadline filing date for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
examination. After discussion, the Board decided to change the deadline filing date from 90 to
60 days before the exam. This change will become effective with the April 12, 2003 FE
examination.

       Motion (III) was made by Ms. Perrin, seconded by Ms. Hunt, and unanimously carried by
the Board to change the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination deadline filing date from 90
to 60 days, in the interest of promoting licensure.

       Ms. Wingo will send letters to the engineering schools advising of the change, and the
appropriate changes will be made to application instructions and on-line information.

         The Board also discussed at this time the possibility of holding the exam at a location
other than Timonium. Ms. Wingo reported that she had received a letter from the University of
Maryland School of Engineering requesting that the Board consider holding the exam there due
to the large number of students from the University who take the exam. Since ABET Reports
indicate very few University of Maryland candidates sitting for the FE exam in Maryland, it was
the consensus of the Board to wait to see if changing the filing deadline has any positive impact
on the numbers of candidates. DLLR reports needing approximately 200 candidates to warrant
the logistics of a separate exam site.

NEW BUSINESS

Chairman’s Report

       Mr. Hotz reported on the following:

      The Joint Chairs will make a presentation as part of a training workshop for the Maryland
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   Minutes – September 18, 2002
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       Municipal League’s Annual Fall Conference to be held in Annapolis on October 3, 2002.
       Mr. Harvey will represent the Engineers’ Board.

      In conjunction with the Board’s review of the use of the Fundamentals of Engineering
       Examination for “outcomes assessment,” the Board discussed arrangements for a
       proposed meeting with the Deans and/or department heads of the engineering schools.
       Ms. Wingo will contact Mike Shannon of NCEES to secure a date when he can present a
       talk on “outcomes assessment.” Board Members will contact the various Deans and
       department heads to determine their interest in a attending a meeting and attempt to set a
       date for the first week in December.

      The Department will submit the Professional Engineers’ Law Cleanup bill for the 2003
       Session of the Legislature. A final decision if it will be introduced cannot be made until
       the new administration is in place.

PE Application Review

        Mr. Hotz reviewed Sections 14-305 (a), (b), and (c) of the Engineers’ Law pertaining to
the qualifications to take the PE exam. The Board discussed the review process to assure that
applications are reviewed consistently by all Board Members. Mr. Hotz stated that while the
Board must uphold the Law when reviewing applications, it may also make judgements based on
the circumstances of the application, and it must be clearly documented on the application
summary sheet.

       Ms. Perrin suggested that time be set aside during the Board Meetings during the
application review times for review of the PE exam applications. It was the consensus of the
Board to schedule such on the monthly agendas in the future, as needed.

APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR RECIPROCITY

       Motion (IV) was made by Mr. Harvey, seconded by Ms. Perrin, and unanimously carried
by the Board to approve the following applications for reciprocity:

       Mohammad A. Ajlouni – 28031                          Andrea H. Reede – 27923
       Muhammad S. Ali – 27951                              David J. Shih – 28030
       Victor A. Amole – 27996                              Robert J. Slocum – 28032
       Allen W. Cadden – 27952                              Thomas E. Smiles – 27995
       Amsalu Duressa – 27918                               Angela M. Smith – 28036
       Stuart K. Gause – 28029                              Marlon D. Smoker – 27914
       Naeem R. Ismaily – 27921                             Bradley R. Stinebiser – 27940
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Minutes – September 18, 2002
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       Ronald J. Jakominich – 27925                         Paul C. Sweetwood – 27961
       Peter J. Koonce - 28040                              Soradej Thimdit – 27958
       William M. Lupi – 28022                              Walter A. Tillit – 28033
       Brian M. McGraw – 28039                              Ronald J. Verreault – 28035
       Carl E. Messina – 27916                              Edwin L. Vopelak, Jr. – 27849
       Don A. Nicholson – 28037                             James Watt – 28027
       Vera Pronker - 28038                                 Marvin H. Wright – 28034
       Robert S. Quast – 27929                              Nasr H. Youssef – 27873
       Muhammad S. Qureshi – 27954

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 for
Professional Engineers:

       William J. Blankenship – 27955                       William M. McDonald – 27999
       Thomas C. Boren – 27990                              Ryan Nedwicke – 27948
       Brian P. Early – 27998                               James C. Peaco – 28069
       Robert B. Fisackerly – 27944                         Randal L. Pool – 28013
       Israel Gaphni – 28049                                Wayne E. Siladi – 28009
       Robert J. Graf – 28002                               Sean F. Tuohy – 28006
       Robert T. Herd – 27941                               Charles A. Williams – 28028
       Robert P. Lamancusa – 28005                          Gary L. Williams – 27997
       Matthew D. Lewis – 28068                             Gary M. Wisniewski – 28012
       Moufdi A. Louah – 28014

APPLICATION DENIED FOR LICENSURE BY RECIPROCITY

        Motion (V) was made by Dr. Szego, seconded by Ms. Hunt, and unanimously carried by
the Board to deny the following application for reciprocity because the applicants did not meet
the requirements for licensure in Maryland:

       John A. McGill

APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF
ENGINEERING EXAMINATION TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 25, 2002

      Following are all applications approved by the Board for the Principles and Practice of
Engineering Examination to be held on October 25, 2002:

       See attached list.
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Minutes – September 18, 2002
Page 7


APPLICATIONS DENIED FOR THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF
ENGINEERING EXAMINATION TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 25, 2002

       Motion (VI) was made by Dr. Szego, seconded by Mr. Harvey, and unanimously carried
by the Board to deny the following applications for the Principles and Practice of Engineering
Examination to be held on October 25, 2002:

       Mohammed Bennoudi                                   Calin Stanciu
       Hongchun Liu                                        Jih-Jiun Pan
       Shi Meng                                            Kiran S. Pokkuluri
       Harper J. Ogborn, III                               Rajiv Syal

ADJOURNMENT

        Motion (VII) was made by Mr. Howard, seconded by Mr. Harvey, and unanimously
carried by the Board to adjourn the meeting at 12:35 p.m.



___________X___________ With Corrections

________________________ Without Corrections


Signed by: Melvin Hotz, P.E.
           Chairman

Corrections to September 18, 2002 Minutes

Page 5, under heading “PE Application Review,” change second paragraph, first sentence to
read: “Ms. Perrin suggested that there be shorter Board Meeting agendas during the PE exam
review period so that the applications may be reviewed after the meetings.”
               PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF ENGINEERING
          EXAMINATION ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES FOR OCTOBER 25, 2002



Last Name            First Name    Mid Name

Adu-Osei             Alex
Agostino             Catherine
Bagga                Rajinder      Singh
Batra                Rakesh
Bensinger            Tanya         L.
Bensinger            Bradley       Andrew
Bethea               Jerryl        Baynard
Black                David         Wayne
Bloodworth           Kenneth       Wayne
Bouzinac             Muriel        Patricia
Bowers               Randy         Lee
Brisben              Amy           Jean
Brown                Thomas        Leonard
Buccini              David         Lynn
Burhan               Younus
Bush                 Bernard
Campitell            Anthony       Joseph
Cantwell             William       Francis
Chan                 Kim-Hou
Chandra              Suresh
Chirwa               Evans         Martin Nkhalambayausi
Chowdhary            Manranjan     Singh
Clarke               Steven        Harrison
Corey                Robert        William
Cornetto             Anthony       Dominic
Crawford             Benjamin      David
Crosswell            Scott         Brownlee
Cullum, Jr.          Clarence      Winfield
Dedominicis          Eric          J.
Dobres               Mitchell      Eric
Doherty              Dennis        L.
Donnelly             Steven        C.
Drucker              Ian           Jay
Elzaiat              Hesham        Mohamed
Evans                Douglas       Keith
Flores               Haia          El-Erian
Frederick, Jr.       Chester       I.
Gami                 Tejal         J.
Gao                  Xiaojiang
Garcia        Fernando
Gastright     Kendra      Lee
Gilardi       Benjamin    H.
Gillus        Nathan      S.
Gipsov        Michael     Peter
Gowing        Scott
Grabowski     Jacek       Robert
Grotheer      Philip      Kevin
Guy           Louis       Anthony
Hakam         Zeyad       H. R.
Hall          Kathleen    Ann
Harmon        Melissa     A.
Hauck         Danette     Jill
Hawrami       Hama Amin   H.
Hayes         Eric        Colin
Heffernan     Thomas      Michael
Henry         Scott       Allen
Hines III     John        Edward
Hoff          Ryan        Leighton
Hsi           Brian       S.
Hunt          Thomas      Marvin
Hutchins      Steven      Wesley
Imperial      John
Iqbal         Naeem
Isaac         Ronnie      RENARD
Iskra         Gregg       Adam
Ivensky       Vladimir    Gregory
Jabbari       Ali
Jamieson      Kenneth     S.
Jarvis        Carl        W.
Jones         Andrew      Mark
Jones         Rodney      Duane
Junkins       Roger       Allan
Kiedrowski    Barrett     Kenneth
Knupple       Sylke       S.
Kolenda       Jason       Mark
Kolivosky     John        E.
Kuria         Isaac       Mbuguiro
Lathan        Corinna     E.
LeBlanc       Steve       Hampden
Lee-Harrell   Donna       J.
Lindemon      Richard     Milton
Lusk          Phillip     Daniel
Lutz          Michael     Scott
Ma            Shuang
Marabello     Eric        Eugene
Marzi        Joseph        A.
Matsuoka     Satoshi
Maylor       Ronald        Ernest
McCormick    John          Michael
McElwain     Brett         Aaron
McGahagan    Albert        Timothy
McGhee-Bey   Parris        J.
Mends-Cole   Charles       Kpayhay
Methner      Keith         J.
Miller       Aruna
Miller       Scott         A.
Miller       Alice         Ann
Mills        Brian         Lamarr
Mink         Christopher   Robert
Moguet       Henry         T.
Monajemi     Ahmad
Mondock      Jeremy        Shane
Moore        Caroline      Mary
Moreschi     Luis          Miguel
Morris       Allen         J.
Mostaghim    Morteza
Moylan       John          Thomas
Myers        Jennifer      Diane
Myers        Justin        Keith
Nader        Kamran
Ogallo       Hellon        Gibson Otieno
Park         Chang-Soo
Parlakian    Matthew
Parsley      David         Jonathan
Powell       Anthony       Lee
Price III    James         Anthony
Prugh        Richard       Wylie
Qin          Hong
Raja         Maqbool       Ahmed
Raynor       Debra         Jean
Ridgway      Jason         Andrew
Roberts      Scott         Allen
Robisch      Ronald        August
Romano       Matthew       D.
Ruoff        Kevin         Carl
Rupp         Leland        B.
Russell      Kevin         R.
Sandrouni    Haroutune     Hagop
Sangree      Rachel        Herring
Sawyer       Robert        Thomas
Schoenberg   Jon           S.H.
Seymour          Tracy       Patricia
Shepherd         Chad        Eric
Shull            Robert      Kent
Silvester        R.          Scott
Sircar           Monojendu
Siu              Garfield    K.
Smith            Todd        Edwin
Soni             Satish
Stitt            Jason       M.
Swe Parris       Leslie      Christine
Tesfaye          Yared
Thorwarth        William     Preston
Tisdel           Stephen     Gregory
Trautman         Carl        A.
Urbanek          David       Scott
Vervisch         Kelly       M.
Waters           Jennifer    Kehl
Welker           Patrick     S.
Weyler           Michael     Aaron
Willems          Carrie      A.
Wishart          Andrew      Scott
Wolfe            Cassandra   Doris
Wright           Terry       James
Wulsch           Daniel      Leonard
Young            Daniel J.
Zaloudek         Timothy     James
Zerbee-Darrall   Linda       Anne
Zohrabian        Hamazasp
Zuhowski         Michael

								
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