Disciplinary Actions

Date Complaint Name Violation/Citation Resolution
10/28/16 #2015025 Brian W. Horn, P.G. TAC §851.32(d), failure to obtain one PDH in ethics for annual license renewal; TAC §851.104(a)(2), falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing license Administrative Penalty of $200
10/28/16 #2016020 Michael A. Scherrer, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), failure to obtain a total of 15 PDH CE; TAC §851.32(d), failure to obtain one PDH in ethics; TAC §851.32(k), failure to submit completed copy of PDH log when audited for CE requirements; TAC §851.104(a)(2), falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing PG license Administrative Penalty of $400 and the condition to obtain 2 PDH in geoscience and one PDH in ethics in addition to the PDH required under TAC §851.32 for annual license renewal before TX PG license 5753 can be renewed
10/28/16 #2016043 Scott L. Stockton, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), failure to obtain a total of 15 PDH CE; TAC §851.32(d), failure to obtain one PDH in ethics; TAC §851.32(k), failure to submit completed copy of PDH log when audited for CE requirements; TAC §851.104(a)(2), falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing PG license Administrative Penalty of $400 and the condition to obtain 2 PDH in geoscience and one PDH in ethics in addition to the PDH required under TAC §851.32 for annual license renewal before TX PG license 3291 can be renewed
10/28/16 #2016044 Michael Wm Smith, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), failure to obtain a total of 15 PDH CE; TAC §851.32(d), failure to obtain one PDH in ethics; TAC §851.32(k), failure to submit completed copy of PDH log when audited for CE requirements; TAC §851.104(a)(2), falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing PG license Administrative Penalty of $400 and the condition to obtain 2 PDH in geoscience and one PDH in ethics in addition to the PDH required under TAC §851.32 for annual license renewal before TX PG license 1281 can be renewed
07/22/16 #2016010 Carlos Swonke, P.G. TOC §1002.251(b)(1), Use of the initials “P.G.” as part of a professional/business identification while Texas P.G. license was expired Public Reprimand
07/22/16 #2016013 Carlos Nava, P.G. TAC §851.32(c),  failure to obtain 15 PDH continuing education; §851.32(d), failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k), failure to submit completed PDH log when audited; §851.101(d), failure to respond to Board inquiries; §851.104(a)(2), falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license Administrative Penalty of $500 and condition to obtain 15 PDH continuing education, including one PDH in Ethics, in addition to annual CEP requirement before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
07/22/16 #2016019 George W. Troutman, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), failure to obtain 15 PDH continuing education; §851.32(d), failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k), failure to submit completed PDH log when audited; §851.104(a)(2), falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license Administrative Penalty of $400 and condition to obtain 15 PDH continuing education, including one PDH in Ethics, in addition to annual CEP requirement before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
07/22/16 #2016023 Michael A. Sura, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), failure to submit completed PDH log when audited; §851.101(d), failure to respond to Board inquiries Administrative Penalty of $200
07/22/16 #2016024 SMS Environmental & Ecological Services, Inc. TAC §851.30(a), prepared a geoscience report for a client while firm was unregistered Administrative Penalty of $100
07/22/16 #2016025 Stephen M. Swetish, P.G. TAC §851.156(l), failure to seal geoscience report Administrative Penalty of $100
04/29/16 #2015051 John G. Taylor, III, P.G. TAC §851.32(c)(d), Failure to obtain 15 PDH in geoscience, including one PDH in Ethics, for the annual license renewal period; TAC §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed copy of PDH log demonstrating that CE requirements had been met for license renewal period year when audited;  TAC §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewing license Administrative Penalty of $400, Public Reprimand, and condition imposed that 15 PDH including one PDH in Ethics (in addition to the CE requirements under TAC §851.32) must be obtained before Texas PG license #2283 can be renewed
02/05/16 #2015040 Charles R. Oliver, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed CE log that satisfies CE requirements when audited Administrative Penalty of $100 and a Public Reprimand
02/05/16 #2015045 Denise L. Wade, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), Failure to obtain 15 PDH for annual license renewal; §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for license renewal; §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed PDH log that satisfies CE requirements when audited; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiries; §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewing license Administrative Penalty of $400, Public Reprimand, and condition to obtain 2 PDH in geoscience and 1 PDH in ethics, in addition to the PDH required under TAC §851.32 for annual license renewal before Texas PG license #3504 can be renewed
02/05/16 #2016001 Joshua Scroggins TOC §1002.251(a), Engaging in the public practice of geoscience without a license Administrative Penalty of $100 and a Cease and Desist Order
02/05/16 #2016003 Ross Doctoroff, P.G. TAC §851.156(i), Failure to seal 500 geoscience reports Administrative Penalty of $5000 and a Public Reprimand
02/05/16 #2016004 EDI Environmental TAC §851.30(a), Engaging in the unregistered public practice of geoscience Administrative Penalty of $100 and a Cease and Desist Order
02/26/16 #2016007 G. Steve Rhea, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), Failure to obtain 15 PDH for annual license renewal; §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for license renewal; §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed PDH log that satisfies CE requirements when audited; §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewed license Public Reprimand, Administrative Penalty of $400, and condition to obtain 2 PDH in geoscience and 1 PDH in Ethics in addition to the PDH required under TAC §851.32 for annual license renewal before TX PG license can be renewed
02/26/16 #2016008 John D. Foster, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), Failure to obtain 15 PDH for annual license renewal; §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for license renewal; §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed PDH log that satisfies CE requirements when audited; §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewed license Public Reprimand, Administrative Penalty of $400, and condition to obtain 2 PDH in geoscience and 1 PDH in Ethics in addition to the PDH required under TAC §851.32 for annual license renewal before TX PG license can be renewed
10/16/15 #2015018 Wil King TOC §1002.251(a)(c), Engaging in the public practice of geoscience without a license; taking responsible charge of two Environmental Phase II Investigations without being licensed Administrative Penalty of $400 and a Cease and Desist Order
07/17/15 #2014008 Sammy Ibazebo, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), Failure to obtain 15 PDH for annual license renewal; §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for license renewal; §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed PDH log that satisfies CE requirements when audited; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiries; §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewed license Public Reprimand and condition that 30 PDH, including 2 PDH in Ethics, must be obtained and Texas PG license must be renewed by 8/31/15
07/17/15 #2015007 John B. Sinton, P.G. TAC §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for annual license renewal; §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed PDH log that satisfies CE requirements when audited; §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewing license Administrative Penalty of $300 and a Public Reprimand; Requirement to obtain two PDH in Ethics before license can be renewed
07/17/15 #2015019 Michael D. Hayes TOC §1002.251(a), Engaging in the unlicensed public practice of geoscience; §1002.251(b)(1), Use of initials “PG” on three geoscience reports without being licensed; §1002.251(c), Taking responsible charge for seven geoscience reports without being licensed Administrative Penalty of $1000 and Cease and Desist Order
07/17/15 #2015024 Jesse C. Taylor, III, P.G. TAC §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for annual license renewal; TAC §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed PDH log that satisfies CE requirements when audited; TAC §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewing license Administrative Penalty of $200, a Public Reprimand, and the condition that one PDH in Ethics in addition to the one PDH in Ethics required for the annual renewal period be obtained before license can be renewed
07/17/15 #2015030 John L. Boone, P.G. TAC §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for annual license renewal; TAC §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed PDH log that satisfies CE requirements when audited; TAC §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewing license Administrative Penalty of $200, Public Reprimand, and the condition that one PDH in Ethics in addition to the one PDH in Ethics required for the annual renewal period be obtained before license can be renewed
07/17/15 #2015032 John K. Mikels, P.G. TAC §851.104(a), Engaging in a practice so as to defraud or deceive or create a misleading impression Public Reprimand, revocation of license with the revocation being probated with certain conditions
04/17/15 #2014036 Jason F. Hamilton, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed copy of CE log demonstrating that CE requirements had been obtained for license renewal when audited; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board requests for CE log when audited Administrative Penalty of $200 and a Public Reprimand
04/17/15 #2015004 David E. Sanders, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed copy of CE log demonstrating that CE requirements had been obtained for license renewal when audited Administrative Penalty of $100 and a Public Reprimand
04/17/15 #2015006 Edwin L. Trice, P.G. TAC §851.32(c), Failure to obtain 15 PDH for license renewal; §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for license renewal; §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed copy of CE log demonstrating that CE requirements had been obtained for license renewal period when audited; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiries; §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license Administrative Penalty of $500, a Public Reprimand, and condition that an additional 15 PDH, including one PDH in Ethics must be obtained in addition to the annual PDH requirements before license can be renewed
04/17/15 #2015009 Luke E. Pierce, P.G. TAC §851.32(d), Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for license renewal period; TAC §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed copy of CE log demonstrating that CE requirements had been obtained for license renewal when audited; §851.104(a)(2), Falsely certified that CE requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license Administrative Penalty in the amount of $300
04/17/15 #2015014 Robert E. Wilcox, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to submit a completed copy of CE log demonstrating that PDH requirements had been obtained for license renewal when audited; §851.101 (d), Failure to respond to Board requests for CE log when audited Administrative Penalty of $200 and a Public Reprimand
01/30/15 #2014037 Horizon Environmental Services, Inc. TAC §851.30(a), Advertising geoscience services without a firm registration; engaging in the public practice of geoscience without a firm registration Administrative penalty of $1000 and a Public Reprimand
01/30/15 #2014038 James P. Killian, P.G. TAC §851.156(r), Failure to include firm registration number on reports; TAC §851.106(b)(2)(B), aiding and abetting a business in the unregistered public practice of geoscience Administrative penalty of $1000 and a Public Reprimand
01/30/15 #2014039 DCH Environmental Consultants, LP TAC §851.30(a), Advertising geoscience services with an expired firm registration Administrative penalty in the amount of $100
11/07/14 #2014045 Daniel A. Krygowski TAC §§851.32(c)(d)(k), Failure to obtain 15 PDH for license renewal; TAC §851.101 (d), Failure to promptly respond to Board inquiry; TAC §851.104(a)(2), falsely certifying that CE requirements had been met when renewing PG license Administrative penalty of $500 and a Public Reprimand; License holder must obtain 15 PDH in addition to the 15 PDH required under §851.32(c) before PG license can be renewed
09/18/14 #2014016 Jennifer Lela TAC §851.30(a), Failure to register as a Sole Proprietor as required under rule Administrative penalty of $100 and a Cease and Desist Order
09/18/14 #2014025 Paul M. Miller, P.G. TAC §851.101(d), Failure to promptly respond to Board inquiry regarding CE Audit Public Reprimand
09/18/14 #2014031 Richard A. Morris, P.G. TAC §§851.32(c)(d) and (k), Failure to obtain 15 Professional Development Hours for license renewal; TAC 851.101(d), Failure to promptly respond to Board inquiry; §851.104(a)(2), falsely certifying that CE requirements had been met when renewing PG license Administrative penalty of $400 and a Public Reprimand; License holder must obtain 15 PDH in addition to the 15 PDH required under §851.32(c) before license can be renewed
05/02/14 #2013033 Todd H. Boring, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to comply with CE Audit; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE Audit) Administrative penalty in the amount of $200
05/02/14 #2013036 Bruce MacPherson, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to comply with CE Audit; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE Audit); §851.104(a)(2), Making a false statement to the Board by certifying that the CE requirements had been met for the renewal of PG license Administrative penalty of $400 and a Public Reprimand
05/02/14 #2013037 Daniel B. Williams, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to comply with CE Audit; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE Audit); §851.104(a)(2), Making a false statement to the Board by certifying that the CE requirements had been met for the renewal of PG license Administrative penalty of $400 and a Public Reprimand
05/02/14 #2013038 Stephen M. Decker, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to comply with CE Audit; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE Audit) Administrative penalty in the amount of $200
05/02/14 #2014004 Paul Thompson, P.G. TAC §§851.32(c)(d)(k), Failure to comply with CE Audit, Failure meet CE requirements; §851.101 (d), failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE Audit); §851.104(a)(2), Making a false statement to the Board by certifying that the CE requirements had been met for the renewal of PG license Administrative penalty of $500 and a Public Reprimand
05/02/14 #2014007 Aaren Fiedler TAC §851.21(f), Possession of a prohibited item while taking the licensing examination Public Reprimand
05/02/14 #2014011 Benjamin L. Barnes, III, P.G. TAC §851.32(c)(d)(k), failure to comply with CE Audit, failure to meet CE requirements; §851.101 (d) Failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE Audit); §851.104(a)(2) making a false statement to the Board by certifying that the CE requirements had been met for the renewal of PG license Administrative penalty of $500, Public Reprimand, Condition to obtain 30 PDH before next license renewal
05/02/14 #2014014 John W. Qualls, P.G. TAC §851.32(c)(d)(k), failure to comply with CE Audit, failure to meet CE requirements; §851.101 (d) Failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE Audit); §851.104(a)(2) making a false statement to the Board by certifying that the CE requirements had been met for the renewal of PG license Administrative penalty of $500, Public Reprimand, Condition to obtain 30 PDH before next license renewal
05/02/14 #2014015 Floyd D. Hamm, Jr., P.G. TAC §851.32(c)(d)(k), failure to comply with CE Audit, failure to meet CE requirements; §851.104 (a)(2) making a false statement to the Board by certifying that the CE requirements had been met for the renewal of PG license Administrative penalty of $400, Public Reprimand, Condition to obtain 15 PDH before next license renewal
11/22/13 #2013044 GEO Associates TAC §851.30(a), offering to engage in the public practice of geoscience while registration was expired Administrative penalty of $100 and a Cease and Desist Order
11/22/13 #2013041 David L. Mitchell TOC §1002.251(b)(1), Use of term Licensed Professional Geoscientist while license was expired; §1002.251(b)(2), representing to the public that the individual was currently qualified to engage in the public practice of geoscience while license was expired Administrative penalty of $200 and a Cease and Desist Order
11/22/13 #2013039 Megan W. Bratberg TAC §851.101(d), failure to cooperate with Board investigation Public Reprimand
11/22/13 2012022 BGE Environmental Services Group TAC §851.30(a), offering to engage in the public practice of geoscience with an expired registration Administrative penalty of $100 and a Cease and Desist Order
11/22/13 #2012016 Thomas G. Andrews, Jr. TAC §851.32(k), failure to provide TBPG with copy of CE Activity log and documentation when audited; §851.101(d), twice failed to respond to TBPG requests for CE activity log; §851.104(a), provided a false response when renewing a P.G. license Administrative penalty of $400 and a Public Reprimand
08/9/13 #2013017 John Langan, P.G. TAC §851.156(i), Failure to seal geoscience report Administrative penalty in the amount of $100
08/9/13 #2012021 KB Environmental, Inc. TAC §851.30(a), Engaging in the public practice of geoscience with an expired firm registration Public Reprimand
04/19/13 #2012020 James Harte, P.G. TOC §1002.251, Engaging in the public practice of geoscience with an expired license Public Reprimand
04/19/13 #2012014 Andrew Vikman TOC §1002.251(a), Engaging in the unlicensed public practice of geoscience Cease and Desist Order
01/14/13 #2012017 Michael E. Kenney, P.G. TAC §851.32(k), Failure to comply with CE Audit; §851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE Audit) Administrative penalty of $300 and a Public Reprimand
01/14/13 #2012013 Thomas B. Powers TOC §1002.251(a), Engaging in the unlicensed public practice of geoscience Administrative penalty of $900 and a Cease and Desist Order
01/14/13 #2012001 John Fergerson, P.G. TOC §1002.251, Engaging in the public practice of geoscience with an expired license Administrative penalty in the amount of $500
05/18/12 #2011023 William Martin, P.G. 22 TAC 851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiries Administrative penalty in the amount of $200
05/18/12 #2011053 Enzo Conti, P.G. TAC 851.101(d), Failure to respond to Board inquiries Public Reprimand
05/20/11 #2011048 Ralph Wiggins, P.G. TOC §1002.251, Offering public geoscience services and qualifications with an expired license Administrative penalty in the amount of $100
05/20/11 #2011017 Kirk Kapfhammer, P.G. TOC §1002.251, Offering public geoscience services and qualifications with an expired license Administrative penalty in the amount of $100
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