STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
AND LAND SURVEYORS
Minutes of December 21, 2006
Public Session

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting of the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors was called to order by President Edward Vernick at 9:00 a.m. at 124 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor Union Conference Room, Newark, New Jersey. All parties were duly notified of the time, date and place, with all pertinent material being provided.

SUNSHINE LAW ANNOUNCEMENT

President Vernick read the statement required by Chapter 231, Laws of 1975 known as the Open Public Meetings Act, and announced that notice of this meeting was prepared in the office of the Board and mailed to the Secretary of State, the Star Ledger, the Camden Press, and the Courier Post.

Present: Edward Vernick Lawrence Koo
Michael Angeline James Kelly
James Cleary James Purcell
Richard Frantz James Valenti

Absent: Louis Raimondi Robert Marshall

Others: Arthur Russo, Executive Director, Michelle Albertson, Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Grabowy, Assistant to the Executive Director, staff member Yolanda Winston, and eleven members of the public.

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

General Report

Executive Director Russo informed the Board that a review was conducted of the New Jersey State Specific examination. The Board, on a motion by VP Angeline, second by BM Cleary, unanimously approved the State Specific Examination.

He also informed the Board that an audit has been conducted of the sponsors of continuing education. He indicated that many have not responded to the audit. The Board, on a motion by VP Angeline, second by BM Kelly, unanimously voted to advise the sponsors that the regulatory requirements must be followed in order to remain approved.

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE

James L. Hankins, PE, Managing Engineer/ Applied Water Management, Inc.
RE: NJPE Board - Prof. Eng. Regulation Interpretation
(December 8, 2006 - email)

Mr. Hankins asks whether an engineer of record may sign shop drawings which are returned to a contractor.

The Board will advise Mr. Hankins that the contractual agreement between the parties must be reviewed and, further, will suggest that he review the Board’s statutes and regulations for further clarification.

James L. Hankins, PE, Managing Engineer/ Applied Water Management, Inc.
RE: Retention of electronic files
(November 20, 2006 - email)

Mr. Hankins requests information on the retention of electronic drawings.

The Board will direct Mr. Hankins to N.J.A.C. 13:40-3.4(b) which references retention of documents.

Thomas L. Newman, II, PE
RE: Wall Certificate
(November 27, 2006 - facsimile)

Mr. Newman requests information on how to receive a wall certificate. He claims that since he received his PE license in 1995, he had never received a wall certificate.

The Board will inform Mr. Newman that he will have to provide the appropriate fee pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-6.1(a)(10) in order to receive a wall certificate.

Edward N. Belski, PE
RE: Surveying Education Requirements
(November 16, 2006)

Mr. Belski writes to explain his difficulties in obtaining the requisite credits to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a land surveyor.

The Board will inform Mr. Belski that he must comply with the statutes and regulations in order to obtain a license.

George T. Lucas, PLS, PP, Executive Director/ Garden State Land Surveyors Alliance, Inc.
RE: NJ Society of Professional Engineers
October 17, 2006 Petition
(December 8, 2006)

Mr. Lucas advises the Board of the position of GSLSA on this matter.

The Board noted this correspondence for the record.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

The Board, on a motion by VP Angeline, second by BM Marshall, unanimously approved the following applications:

NAME APPLICATION #PE/EIT APPROVED/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NEEDED
A. KOCH 1220151 COMITY GRANT
A. PANICCIA 1222088 COMITY A.I.N.
A. QUINN 1114749 PE\EXAM TAKE P
B. BOMBARA 1189374 COMITY GRANT
C. ODUD 1224825 PE\EXAM TAKE P
C. PUTNAM 1128326 COMITY GRANT
C. SEUNG 1192222 PE\EXAM TAKE P
C. TANSEY 1192273 PE\EXAM TAKE F&P
D. BISCHOFF 1226916 PE\EXAM TAKE P
D. CRAWFORD 1219530 COMITY GRANT
D. MARTIN 1225899 COMITY A.I.N.
D. PERISUTTI 1216291 COMITY GRANT
E. DENNIS 1206222 PE\EXAM TAKE P
E. MIANDOABI 1157371 COMITY GRANT
E. SMITH 1226424 PE\EXAM TAKE P
G. HAYES 1190232 PE\EXAM TAKE P
G. HOFFMAN 1222096 COMITY GRANT
J. BLANCHARD 1199318 COMITY GRANT
J. CHAPMAN 1211166 COMITY A.I.N.
J. HORNICK 1165625 COMITY GRANT
J. LEPETRIE 1213905 COMITY GRANT
J. LOHMAN 1213940 COMITY GRANT
J. MCGARRY 1190239 PE\EXAM TAKE P
J. RAUCH 1213850 PE\EXAM A.I.N.
J.ROSS 1196170 PE\EXAM TAKE P
JOHN OH 1131015 COMITY A.I.N.
K. O'BRIEN 50913 PE\EXAM TAKE P
K. WARNER 1182760 COMITY GRANT
KAI CHEN 1207700 COMITY A.I.N.
M. HORAN 1198082 COMITY GRANT
M. SABELLA 122095 PE\EXAM TAKE P
O.LEOVIRIYAKIT 1196482 COMITY A.I.N.
P. SCHATZ 1225900 PE\EXAM TAKE P
P. SELMAN 1204515 COMITY GRANT
P. SMITH 1160670 COMITY GRANT
R. AMAYA 1228148 PE\EXAM TAKE P
R. BARAC 1166394 COMITY A.I.N.
R. WELLS 1224829 PE\EXAM TAKE P
R. WOLK 1226806 PE\EXAM A.I.N.
S. ARORA 1227968 PE\EXAM A.I.N.
S. LIEBER 1222199 PE\EXAM TAKE P
S. QASIM 1211281 COMITY A.I.N.
S. WHITE 1213877 COMITY GRANT
T. ALAN 1155666 PE\EXAM A.I.N.
V. LEVIN 1147751 COMITY GRANT
W. FARROW 1228161 PE\EXAM TAKE P
W. KUSSRO 1224792 COMITY GRANT
W. SCHWARZLOW 1226384 PE\EXAM TAKE P

A.I.N. = Additional Information Needed

CERTIFICATES OF AUTHORIZATION

The Board, on a motion by BM Frantz, second by VP Angeline, unanimously voted to approve the following Certificates of Authorization:

Rosenwinkel Engineering, LLC
1265 Smithville-Jacksonville Road
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Appledore Engineering, Inc.
15 Rye Street, Suite 305
Portsmouth, NH 03801

TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
217 Ward Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027

Unadilla Silo Company
18 Clifton Street
Unadilla, NY 13849

NSR Consulting, LLC
24 Urma Place
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Van Cleef Engineering Associates, LLC
339 Amwell Road
PO Box 5877
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

The Board reviewed and noted the following items for the record:

* Notice of Action on Petition for Rulemaking
* George D. Patterson, ABET, Inc. RE: NJ PELS Board’s request for additional information
* Stephen Cosaboon - RE: NJ Professional Engineer Examination
* Louis A. Raimondi, PE, PLS, President/ NCEES - RE: 2007 Board Presidents Assembly
* William G. Corley, PE, SE, President-Elect/ NCEES - RE: Committee Assignments for 2007-2008 Administrative Year

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Charles Blumeling informed the Board that there has been a bill signed into law in Pennsylvania which would require professional engineers to obtain continuing education.

MOVE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

On a motion by BM Valenti, second by BM Koo, the Board unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session to review disciplinary matters.

RETURN TO PUBLIC

On a motion contained within the Executive Session minutes, the Board re-entered into Public Session to adjourn.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion by BM Frantz, second by BM Kelly, the Board unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 2:00pm.

APPROVED BY:

Edward Vernick, PE Arthur Russo
President Executive Director