Disciplinary Actions

Date Complaint Name Violation/Citation Discipline
11/19/2021 2021-00008 Waseem Ahmed TOC §1002.251(a) – Engaged in the unlicensed practice of geoscience by preparing one geoscience report for a client without being licensed. $5000 Administrative Penalty and Cease and Desist Order
11/19/2021 2021-00009 Accelerate Environmental Health TOC §1002.251(a) – Engaged in the unlicensed practice of geoscience by preparing one geoscience report for a client without being licensed or registered. $5000 Administrative Penalty; Cease and Desist Order; hire a P.G. and obtain registration as a Geoscience Firm; ensure ongoing compliance with TBPG Act and Rules; submit quarterly notifications to TBPG regarding employment status of PG in responsible charge for the firm
04/28/2021 2021-00005 Henry Wise, P.G. TOC §1002.251(a) – practicing with an expired license $100 Administrative Penalty
11/15/19 2019011 Leak-Tec Corp TAC 851.104(a) – repeatedly renewing a PG license for a PG who was deceased; TAC 851.112 (a)(1) – repeated failure to update the firm’s P.G. in resp. charge. $60,000 Administrative Penalty 
11/15/19 2019014 Valary L. Schulz, P.G. TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed copy of the PDH Activity Log, when audited $100 Administrative Penalty
11/15/19 2019015 James G. Ferry, P.G. TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed copy of the PDH Activity Log, when audited $100 Administrative Penalty
8/23/19 2019002 TerraSond TAC §851.30(a) – offering geoscience services in Texas without being a registered geoscience firm with the TBPG $100 Administrative Penalty; Order to Cease & Desist from unregistered practice
8/23/19 2019003 Intertek PSI TOC §1002.351(a)(1) – failed to use a licensed professional geoscientist to prepare a geoscience report for a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment for a site in Texas $100 Administrative Penalty
2/01/19 2018032 James Matthews TOC §1002.251(a) – engaged in public practice of geoscience in Texas without being licensed $100 Administrative Penalty; Order to Cease & Desist from unlicensed practice
2/01/19 2018042 Terah O. Isiahiliza TOC §1002.251(b)(1) – using the initials “P.G.” as part of a professional/business identification while unlicensed; TOC §1002.251(b)(2) – representing to the public as part of a professional/business identification that he is currently licensed while license is expired $200 Administrative Penalty; Order to Cease & Desist from unlicensed practice
11/30/18 2017022 Terah O. Isiahiliza, PG #6852 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH for annual license year; TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for annual license year; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed copy of the PDH Activity Log, when audited, that satisfied CE requirements; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing license $400 Administrative Penalty and Condition that 15 PDH, including one PDH in Ethics, must be obtained before Texas P.G. License #6852 can be renewed
11/30/18 2017047 Waseem Ahmed TOC §1002.251(a) – Engaged in the unlicensed practice of geoscience by preparing five geoscience reports for sites in Texas $500 Administrative Penalty and Cease and Desist Order
11/30/18 2017048 Accelerate Environmental Health TAC §851.30(a) – – Engaged in the unregistered practice of geoscience by preparing five geoscience reports for sites in Texas $500 Administrative Penalty and Cease and Desist Order
11/30/18 2018033 Robert J. Vince, PG 10382 TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed copy of the PDH Activity Log, when audited, that satisfied CE requirements $100 Administrative Penalty
11/30/18 2018034 David P. Thetford, PG #5499 TAC 851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH for annual license year; TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics for annual license year; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed copy of the PDH Activity Log, when audited, that satisfied CE requirements; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing license $400 Administrative Penalty and Condition that 15 PDH, including one PDH in Ethics, must be obtained before Texas P.G. License #5499 can be renewed
11/30/18 2018038 TTL, Inc. TAC §851.30(a) – Engaged in the unregistered practice of geoscience by preparing five geoscience reports for sites in Texas while registration was expired $500 Administrative Penalty
08/17/18 2014020 Richard D. Burrell, PG 1726 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiry; §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
08/17/18 2014027 Jonathan V. Hufnagel,
PG 2811
TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiry; §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty
08/17/18 2014032 Patrick L. Higgs, PG 985 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiry; §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty
08/17/18 2014042 David K. Earnest, PG 334 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $400 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
08/17/18 2015042 Judith R. McCulley, PG 5301 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP $200 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 7 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 7 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
08/17/18 2017001 Suzanne C. Wakeman, PG 271 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiry; §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
08/17/18 2017040 Andrew Lattu, PG 2027 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiry; §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
08/17/18 2017033 Travis Shackelford, PG 2875 TAC §851.156(k) – Failure to seal geoscience reports; §851.104(a)(3) – Aiding and abetting unregistered firm practice $1000 Administrative Penalty and Condition that 5 hours be spent reviewing the Act and Board rules
08/17/18 2018019 Frank C. Mabry, III, PG 4569 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiry; §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
08/17/18 2018020 Ronald J. Wilson, PG 6047 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. $400 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
08/17/18 2018023 Craig S. Courtney TOC §1002.251(b)(1) – Using initials “P.G.” while license expired; §1002.251(b)(2) – representing to the public that Mr. Courtney holds a current Texas P.G. license while his license was expired $400 Administrative Penalty;  Order to Cease and Desist from engaging in the unlicensed practice of geoscience
04/27/18 #2017062 Barton P. Wilson, PG #6472 TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed copy of the PDH Activity Log, when audited, that satisfied CE requirements; TAC §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiry (CE audit) $200 Administrative Penalty
02/23/18 #2013011 Steven Dickson TOC §1002.251(b)(1) – use of initials “P.G.” as part of a professional/business identification while license expired; TOC §1002.251(b)(2) – representing to the public while license is expired that he is qualified to engage in public practice of geoscience in Texas. $200 Administrative Penalty; Order to Cease & Desist from unlicensed practice
02/23/18  #2014041 Randy Andrews, P.G. #3327 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; TAC §851.32(k)– Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $400 Administrative Penalty; Public Reprimand; Condition that 15 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
02/23/18  2017054 Carol A. Williams, PG #869 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.101(d) – Failure to promptly respond to Board inquiry; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
02/23/18  2018003 Ronald L. Phair, PG #948 TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited $200 Administrative Penalty; Condition that 1 PDH in Ethics must be obtained in addition to the 1 PDH in Ethics required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
11/17/17  #2013023 Craig A. Whitted, PG #5562 TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH in Continuing Education and submit Activity Log that demonstrated compliance with CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiries; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license  $300 Administrative Penalty
11/17/17 #2013035 John L. Kniffen, PG #102 TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH in Continuing Education and submit Activity Log that demonstrated compliance with CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.101(d) – Failure to respond to Board inquiries; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $300 Administrative Penalty
11/17/17 #2014044 N.J. Fix, PG #6429 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.101(d) – Failure to promptly respond to Board inquiry; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH, including one PDH in Ethics, must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
11/17/17 #2016058 Michael A. Younger, PG #5666 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.101(d) – Failure to promptly respond to Board inquiry; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH, including one PDH in Ethics, must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
11/17/17 #2016059 James L. Brezina, PG #260 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $500 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH, including one PDH in Ethics, must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
11/17/17 #2017034 BBG Assessment TAC §851.30(a) – engaged in the unregistered practice of geoscience in Texas by preparing 15 geoscience reports $1500 Administrative Penalty; Order to Cease & Desist from engaging in geoscience practice until firm becomes registered
11/17/17 #2017035 Robert W. Hill, Jr., PG #4223 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 4 PDH of the required 15 PDH; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $300 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 4 PDH must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed
11/17/17 #2017055 Bryan J. McMicken, PG #2376 TAC §851.32(c) – Failure to obtain 15 PDH; TAC §851.32(d) – Failure to obtain one PDH in Ethics; TAC §851.32(k) – Failure to submit a completed CEP Activity log that satisfied CEP requirements when audited; TAC §851.104(a)(2) – Falsely certified that CEP requirements had been met when renewing Texas P.G. license $400 Administrative Penalty;  Condition that 15 PDH, including one PDH in Ethics, must be obtained in addition to the 15 PDH required for annual license renewal before Texas P.G. license can be renewed

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