Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Summer 2008
An Electronic Newsletter by the Maryland State Boards of:
Architects, Certified Interior Designers, Examiners of Landscape Architects
Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors

BOARD UPDATES

BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

Diane Cho (Cho, Benn, Holbeck Associates) was appointed Chair of the Board by Governor O’Malley after former Chair Stephen Parker (Grimm and Parker Architects) requested to step down from the Chairmanship. Mr. Parker will continue to serve on the Board.

Gary A. Bowden and Gary Ey have been appointed to new five year terms on the Board

BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Howard (Skip) Harclerode, P.E., (KBD Engineering) was elected Chair of the Board in June. Steven A. Arndt, P.E. was elected Vice-Chair.

Eugene C. Harvey (John E. Harms, Jr. & Associates) was reappointed to the Board in June.

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Christopher L. Schein was appointed by the Governor, effective May 30, 2008, for the remainder of a three year term from July 1, 2007 replacing Charles Bailey. The Governor also appointed Jeanette Stern-Tansey to a three year term on the Board.

Michael W. Fisher (Site Resources, Inc.) was elected Chair of the Board.

BOARD OF CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNERS

David Watts, AIA (Marshall Craft Associates) was appointed to a three year term on the Board in May.

IN THIS ISSUE:

BOARD UPDATES

LAND SURVEYORS

NEW REGULATIONS

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

OTHER NEWS:

LAND SURVEYORS

After a number of calls and a few application review issues, the Board has set a clear policy that Retired Surveyors may use their signature and seal on Report of Professional Experience forms if they are the endorser. This use of the seal assures the Board of the endorsement of a Professional Land Surveyor and does not run counter to the letter or intent of the statute or regulations on the use of the seal.

NEW REGULATIONS

FAILURE TO RESPOND

The Boards for Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Architects are promulgating regulations that will require licensees to respond to Board communications. The change is the result of a number of instances where Boards were unable to resolve complaints and enforce regulations because licensees failed to respond to inquiries. The regulations will read:

FAILURE TO RESPOND

A LICENSEE SHALL RESPOND TO THE BOARD IN WRITING WITHIN 20 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN COMMUNICATION DIRECTED TO THE LICENSEE BY THE BOARD. FAILURE TO RESPOND AS REQUIRED BY THIS REGULATION MAY BE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD TO BE A VIOLATION OF BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS ARTICLE, §15-317 (A) (1) (V), ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND.

The new regulations should go into effect this Fall.

SURVEYORS SHARPEN FOCUS ON LAW, ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE


The Board for Professional Land Surveyors has moved to sharpen the focus of Continuing Professional Competency requirements on issues of Law, Ethics and the Minimum Standards of Practice. This move is in reaction to an obvious insufficient level of understanding by licensees of the basic requirements of the law and the regulations evident in complaints filed and inquiries made to the Board. The amendment to Chapter 09.13.08-B reads:

AS PART OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE CPC REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN THESE REGULATIONS, A LICENSEE SHALL COMPLETE, AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE RENEWAL, A MINIMUM OF 6 CPC UNITS IN EVERY OTHER INDIVIDUAL 2-YEAR LICENSING TERM IN CONTENT AREAS RELATED TO THE MINIMUM STANDARDS OF PRACTICE OR MARYLAND LAW AND ETHICS. THE 6 CPC UNITS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE IN CATEGORY A PROGRAMS AND SHALL BE PART OF, AND NOT IN ADDITION TO, A MINIMUM NUMBER OF CPC UNITS OTHERWISE REQUIRED FOR A LICENSE RENEWAL.

disciplinary actions

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

08-PE-08 Peter Seckinger was denied renewal of his PE license pursuant to Section 14-317 for conviction of a felony not related to the practice of engineering. The Board stated that it is willing to reconsider reinstatement following successful completion of two years of probation.

07-PE-05 Marc A. Marzullo, PE was fined $1,500 pursuant to Section 14-317 for signing and sealing plans which he did not prepare or supervise the preparation. A reprimand has been placed against his Maryland Professional Engineer licenses #12913.

06-PE-11 Antoine Foy was fined $1,000 pursuant to Sections 14-501 and 14-502 for practicing engineering without a Maryland license.

04-PE-03, William H. Smith was fined $1,000.00 for violation of Section 14-502, for misrepresenting his licensing status and types of services he and his firm were authorized to offer.

05-PE-01 and 05-PE-02 John L. Markwalter III was fined $5,000.00 for each violation of Maryland Annotated Code 14-501, 14-502, 14-503, and 14-504(a) for a total of $20,000 for practicing engineering without a license and misrepresenting his credentials to the public and using the license of another.

BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

06-LS-09 Stephen H. Jupitz consented to reimburse his client and take continuing education courses in the Minimum Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for violating Section 15-317(a)(1)(v) and COMAR 09.13.06.06 A and B, Minimum Standards of Practice.

04-LS-09 Wilbur Ford's Professional Land Surveyor license (#9008) was revoked as of 1/9/08 for gross negligence and misconduct for failure to meet the Minimum Standards of Practice COMAR 09.13.06.03

BOARD OR ARCHITECTS

07-AR-05 Marc Harris was fined $5,000 for violating Section 3-603 practicing without a license.

06-AR-06 Paul Botzler consented to follow the requirements of Section 3-103 and not sign and seal architectural drawings with a professional engineer's license.

06-AR-03 Sunday Ojigbo consented to a civil penalty of $250 for violating Section 3-603 practicing without a license.

06-AR-01 Christopher Patete consented to a civil penalty of $5,000 for violating Section 3-604 misrepresenting that a business may provide architectural services.

05-AR-06 Timothy Fennel consented to a civil penalty of $7,500 for violating Section 3-601, 602, 603, 604 for practicing architecture without a license


THIRTY-ONE NEW CHRISTIE SOCIETY INDUCTEES

The Board for Professional Engineers has periodically recognized those engineers who have been continuously licensed in Maryland for 50 years. This professional milestone has been reached by thirty-one Professional Engineers who will be recognized on September 19th by the Board and the Maryland Society of Engineers.

The award is named after A.G. Christie who was the first Professional Engineer licensed by Maryland and who served as the first Chairman of the Board. Mr. Christie was a well respected mechanical engineer who chaired the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University for 27 years. He was instrumental in the State and national movement to license engineers.

The inductees are:

NAME LICENSE NO. DATE OF LICENSURE
Charles R. Varndell 2676 January 13, 1956
Cyril M. Miller 2721 April 6, 1956
Samuel B. Long, Jr. 2755 July 20, 1956
Robert E. Perry 2756 July 20, 1956
Arthur G. Buckingham 2770 July 20, 1956
Robert Kennedy 2765 July 20, 1956
Murray Blitz 2792 N/A
Wallace S. Lippincott 2815 October 12, 1956
Frank D. Hutchinson III 2817 N/A
Alvin F. Nehrenz 2853 December 19, 1956
Leo F. Fiander 2858 January 18, 1957
Eugene A. Servary 2861 January 18, 1957
John F. Rickert 2883 March 1, 1957
Theodore H. Yaffe 2888 March 29, 1957
James Lefter 2902 May 3, 1957
Robert M. Douglass 2926 June 14, 1957
Peter A. Castruccio 2950 August 22, 1957
Emery Hertelendy 2966 October 11, 1957
Leonard E. Mudd 2973 October 11, 1957
John B. Hildebrandt 2974 October 11, 1957
William M. Ellsworth 2975 October 11, 1957
Sheldon J. Leavitt 2982 November 8, 1957
Alan Morris 2999 December 6, 1957
Daniel Koffler 3007 January 24, 1958
John W. Storb 3034 February 28, 1958
Joshua E. Greenspon 3074 April 8, 1958
Robert A. Kinsey 3083 May 22, 1958
Charles S. Morgenthaler 3148 April 26, 1958
George H. Stiegler, Jr. 3180 November 14, 1958
Bertram M. Vogel 3192 December 12, 1958
Earle S. Freedman 3195 December 12, 1958

 


LICENSE RENEWAL BASICS

As most licensure transactions are renewals, it is important for licensees to remember that online renewal is the fastest and most secure method of licensure renewal. Licensees must renew every two years; as a result, a notice will be mailed 60 days prior to license expiration.  The licensee is responsible for renewing even if the notice is lost.  Failure to renew on time will result in a reinstatement fee.

Licensees should contact the Board's office to reinstate a license if the license has been expired more than two years. Licensees can submit a request for reinstatement application by contacting their respective board.   However, an applicant cannot renew online prior to the 60 days before the license expires.  If applicants renew late, after the expiration date, the reinstatement fee will automatically be assessed on their renewal.


ARCHITECTS’ BROCHURE NOW AVAILABLE

As part of the Design Boards’ communications outreach program, the brochure Becoming a Licensed Architect is now available for distribution.  The publication outlines the requirements for Maryland architectural licensure.  The brochure is fifth in a series designed to explain licensure and the various professions represented by the Design.  The other brochures are Land Surveying: The Career Opportunity of a Lifetime; Understanding Professional Land Surveyors’ Licensure; Understanding Professional Engineers’ Licensure; and the Design Boards Complaint Process. For more information about obtaining any of these brochures, please call (410) 230-6215.


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CONTACTS

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

op@dllr.state.md.us
500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202

Stanley J. Botts, Commissioner
Harry Loleas, Deputy Commissioner
Daniel Parr, Executive Director
Pamela Edwards, Assistant Executive Director
410-230-6322
Fax 410-333-0021

Contributing Writers: Charles Maloy, Steve Parker, Skip Harclerode, Pamela Edwards, Harry Loleas, Milena Trust, Daniel Parr

YOUR BOARD MEMBERS

State Board of Architects
410-230-6261, architect@dllr.state.md.us
Diane Cho, Chair, Architect, Baltimore County
Stephen L. Parker, Architect, Montgomery County
Gary A. Bowden, Architect, Baltimore City
R. Glen Stephens, Architect, Howard County
Paul R. Edmeades, Architect, Harford County
Gary Ey, Consumer Member, Harford County
Juan Torrico, Consumer Member, Baltimore County

Terry White, Executive Secretary

State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects
410-230-6256, landscape@dllr.state.md.us

Michael Fisher, Landscape Architect, Harford County
Ralph E. Reisler, Consumer Member, Cecil County
Jeanette Stern-Tansey
, Landscape Architect, Baltimore County
Christopher Schein, Landscape Architect, Anne Arundel County

Mrs. Deborah Evans, Executive Secretary

State Board for Professional Land Surveyors
410-230-6256, surveyor@dllr.state.md.us

Charles Maloy Ed.D, Chair, Consumer Member, Baltimore County
Daniel P. Lavelle, Land Surveyor, Frederick County
Joan G. Dunne, Consumer Member, Baltimore County
John V. Mettee, III, Land Surveyor, Harford County
Thomas M. Orisich, Land Surveyor, Baltimore County
Donald J. Ocker, Property Line Surveyor,
St. Mary's County

Mrs. Deborah Evans, Executive Secretary

State Board for Professional Engineers
410-230-6260, pe@dllr.state.md.us

Howard (Skip) Harclerode, P.E., Chair, Vice Chairman, Chemical Engineer Member, Baltimore County
Steven A. Arndt, P.E.,
Vice Chair, Mechanical Engineer Member, Montgomery County
Eugene C. Harvey
, P.E., Civil Engineer  Member, Anne Arundel County
Pastor Farinas, P.E., Electrical Engineer Member, Montgomery County
Sandra J. Murphy, Consumer Member, Prince George's County
Sallye E. Perrin, P.E., Civil Engineer Member, Baltimore City
Rosalind L. Yee, Consumer Member,
Anne Arundel County

Dorothy Matricciani, Executive Secretary

State Board for Certified Interior Designers
410-230-6259, interiordesign@dllr.state.md.us

Diane Gordy, Chair, Certified Interior Designer, Montgomery County
Teri Bennett, Certified Interior Designer, Baltimore
Carla K. Viar, Certified Interior Designer, Washington County
Ellen Schofield, Certified Interior Designer
David Watts, Architect, Baltimore County

Janis Daniels, Executive Secretary

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