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					                                 MINUTES
                     BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Date:                  April 12, 2012

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
                       Rosalind Yee

Others Present:        Pamela J. Edwards, Executive Director
                       Milena Trust, AAG, Counsel to the Board
                       Harry Loleas, Commissioner
                       Ruby L. Courtney, Executive Secretary
                       Janet Morgan
                       Gene Simmers
                       Brian Stephenson

Absent:                Sallye E. Perrin, P.E.

CALL TO ORDER

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

ACTION ON MINUTES

        Motion (I) was made by Mr. Mongan, seconded by Mr. Farinas, and unanimously
carried by the Board to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2012 meeting as submitted.

APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR RECIPROCITY

        Motion (II) was made by Ms. Yee, seconded by Mr. Mongan, and unanimously
carried to approve 42 applications for reciprocity as follows:

         Meher Alam                     41650       Jeffrey W. Clark           41783
         Christopher D. Barry           41778       Robert B. Coleman          41627
         Matthew Thomas Bury            41583       Chad C. Corsten            41784
         Michael J. Butler              41779       John F. Duntemann          41180
         Robert H. Canham               41780       Donald S. Fry              41785
         Rino G. Canzanella             41738       Timothy J. Glessner        41749
         Justin B. Chapin               41781       Thomas P. Grala            41786
         Yi Chen                        41782       David Paul Haines          41731
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – April 12, 2012
Page 2

APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR RECIPROCITY (Cont'd)

       Mark Alan Havers              41569          Karen D. Parry                41750
       Nicholas A. Hetrick           41669          Matthew S. Peffley            41793
       Robert A. Hopkins             41787          Matthew B. Phelps             41801
       Jamal A. Huwel                41739          Kyle Rankin                   41794
       Yemane A. Kidane              41735          Cheryl R. Robitzsch           41795
       Greg J. Kulpins               41734          Gaby A. Sader                 41796
       Peter A. Leptuch              41788          Frank C. Schlotter            41797
       Luke B. McHugh                41684          Richard F. Schneider          41740
       Thomas B. McNulty             41789          Richard F. Stratton           41798
       Jeffrey M. Miller             41790          Matthew B. Thomasson          41799
       Anne B. Monnier               41682          Durant G. Walters             41726
       Caroline K. Nguyen            41791          Justin S. Wilk                41800
       Nitikhun Nitichaivorrakul     41792          Rodney L. Wilson              41723

EXECUTIVE SESSION I

        Motion (III) was made by Dr. Arndt, seconded by Mr. Mongan, and unanimously
carried to go into Executive Session at 10:15 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 11:05 a.m.

APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD

        Mr. Gene Simmers wanted to address the Board concerning a complaint that he
made against an Engineer. Ms. Trust informed him that anything that he might say may
affect the complaint process. Mr. Farinas asked Mr. Simmers did he have any more
information to add to the complaint. Mr. Simmers stated that he filed a Maryland Public
Information Request with the State Highway Administration (SHA) approximately two
months ago and was asked to pay what he thought was an outrageous amount for
administrative fees for research and copying. Mr. Simmers also stated his concern that
the Engineer that he filed the complaint against will be retiring in June. The Board
informed him that his retirement would not affect the complaint process.

         Mr. Brian Stephenson addressed the Board regarding his request for reinstatement
of his license. He apologized to the Board for the lapse and explained his circumstances.
The Board informed him that his application for reinstatement will be discussed in
Complaint Committee today and that he could stay to find out the Board's decision.
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – April 12, 2012
Page 3

COMPLAINT COMMITTEE REPORT

     Mr. Farinas reported on the status of complaints discussed by the Complaint
Committee at its meeting on April 12, 2012.

       12-PE-08   Inactive Status.
       12-PE-11   Offer Consent Order and $5000 fine.
       12-PE-12   Send 20-day response letter.
       12-PE-13   Assign to Investigator. Send 20-day response letter.
       12-PE-14   Offer Consent Order and $300 fine.
       12-PE-15   Offer Consent Order and $300 fine.
       12-PE-16   Offer Consent Order and $300 fine.
       12-PE-17   Offer Consent Order and $4000 fine.
       12-PE-18   Offer Consent Order and $3000 fine.
       12-PE-19   Send 20-day response letter.

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

       The Complaint Committee reviewed four applications for reinstatement of license
and recommends reinstatement with a warning letter for all four applicants.


EXECUTIVE SESSION II

        Motion (V) was made by Mr. Mongan, seconded by Dr. Arndt, and unanimously
carried to go into Executive Session at 11:15 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 11:20 a.m.

CPC COMMITTEE REPORT

        Motion (VI) was made by Mr. Mongan, seconded by Ms. Perrin, and unanimously
carried to approve the CPC Provider applications of the Training Division of Baltimore
County Government Office of Human Resources, Contract Solutions Group, Inc.,
Hayward Baker, Kibart, Inc., Professional Education Services Company, Ltd., and Titan
Continuing Education, Inc. The Committee is requesting information on the instructors
from Havtech, Inc., an outline of courses offered from George, Miles & Burr, LLC, and
is requesting that Lorman Business Center, Inc. inform the Board under which category
their proposed or existing courses fall.

       An e-mail was received on April 10, 2012 from Jonathan Shriner asking if serving
with the Maryland Defense Force (MDF) qualifies for CPC credit. Ms. Trust stated that
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – April 12, 2012
Page 4

serving in the MDF does not fit the definition in the regulations. Mr. Mongan will draft a
response.

NEW BUSINESS

Funded Delegate for NCEES Annual Meeting

     The Board agreed that Mr. Farinas will be the funded delegate for the 2012
NCEES annual meeting being held August 22-25 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Commissioner Loleas stated there are funds available for other Board members to attend.

Guidelines for Qualifying Work Experience After Degree

       This issue will be deferred until the May 2012 meeting.

Retired Status/Christie Society

        The Board discussed Retired Status and if this designation will affect an
Engineer's ability to be inducted into the Christie Society. Commissioner Loleas stated
that the Board should get input from the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers on
this issue since the Board has jointly sponsored this program with them.

OLD BUSINESS

Update on Staff Issues

        Ms. Edwards reported that interviews for the Assistant Executive Director
position will be scheduled in the near future. The request for exemption to hire the
Investigator has been approved.

Legislative Update

        Commissioner Loleas reported that the Department of Legislative Services
submitted a bill giving permanent special fund status for the design boards. The bill
passed. He also stated that the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers opposed the
firm permit bill. The Board decided to have an open forum and invite all the societies,
licensees, and the general public to address their concerns on the proposed firm permit,
eliminating the non-academic option for licensure, and eliminating the exam review.
Motion (VII) was made by Mr. Farinas, seconded by Ms. Murphy, and unanimously
carried to have an open forum to discuss legislation issues.
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – April 12, 2012
Page 5

Electronic Signatures

        Chairman Harclerode reported that he, Diane Cho, Milena Trust, and Harry
Loleas are meeting with representatives of the Mayor's office tomorrow to discuss this
issue further.

CORRESPONDENCE

E-Mail from Dr. John J. Chino dated March 30, 2012

        Dr. John J. Chino sent an e-mail to the Board appealing Ms. Edwards’ denial of
his request to waive the $100 late fee for renewing his license two days late. The Board
upheld Ms. Edwards’ decision.

OTHER BUSINESS

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:

       Thomas M. Anderson            41770          David C. Mills                41756
       Andre M. Atkinstall           41719          Mark H. Nelson                41693
       Mark R. Balon                 41748          Lucas A. Nisley               41755
       Raymond L. Brasch             41746          Michael Charles Ortlieb       41736
       Gerald A. Burke               41742          Jospeh F. Payne               41722
       Jason P. Cole                 41741          Kenneth K. Prince             41752
       James I. Daniel               41744          Ruchuka Rastogi               41728
       Marco A. Deleon               41697          James A. Riddle               41762
       Curtis Lee Ensley             41768          John M. Sekel                 41777
       Steven P. Gencorelli          41670          Paul E. Serkosky              41721
       Kirk H. Grundahl              41764          Wayne T. Sicora               41729
       Daneil Patrick Hamm           41737          Emmett A. Simons              41720
       Michael Holster               41537          Nathan E. Skillern            41753
       Edward Hutson                 41751          Brian S. Slaugenhaupt         41747
       John Lee Jolly, III           41683          Wade H. Tanner                41730
       Donald G. Koch                41776          Joshua A. Tiner               41696
       Chad M. Kimmick               41769          Joseph f. Tortorella          41678
       Brian D. Kuhn                 41761          Nathaniel B. White            41745
       George J. Kulik               41733          John K. Wieber                41725
       Jorge Leon                    41743          Martin E. Wobig               41732
       Kyle J. Massey                41727          Joseph B. Worcester           41763
       Michael J. Mclaren            41754          Thomas C. Yellina             41757
       Nancy Medeiros                41773
Board for Professional Engineers
Minutes – April 12, 2012
Page 6

APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF
ENGINEERING EXAMINATION, APRIL 13, 2012.

       Luis Eduardo Belisario                  Fahm H. Sadek
       Anand N. Dave                           David P. Traxler
       Walid M. Halboni                        Shawn Maurice Tyler
       Christopher T. King

ADJOURNMENT

      Motion (VIII) was made by Mr. Mongan, seconded by Mr. Farinas, and
unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 12:20 p.m.

__________ With Corrections

__________ Without Corrections


Signed by:
Howard C. Harclerode, P.E., Chairman    Date: May 10, 2012
                   BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
                          EXECUTIVE SESSION I
                              April 12, 2012

        The Board discussed a complaint involving misrepresentation. Dr. Arndt
questioned if this case should be investigated for practicing engineering also. Ms. Cherry
joined the meeting and informed the Board that the Consent Order would only address
the charge of misrepresentation and the Consent Order would specifically state that this
done not mean that other charges cannot be brought against the engineer in the future.

        The Board also discussed two applications for reinstatement in which the
engineers signed multiple projects. The Board decided to reduce the fine per project
signed to $250 for these two cases.


                   BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
                          EXECUTIVE SESSION II
                              April 12, 2012

        The Board discussed the preparation of Right of Way Plats by an engineer. Since
it was determined previously that the preparation of the Right of Way Plats is within the
scope of surveying only, the Board decided to open a new complaint against this engineer
for practicing outside the scope of his profession.

				
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