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WE LIKE TO THINK IT IS RUN BY THE ELECTED COUNCIL, BUT
THE STAFF (BUREAUCRATS) REALLY RUN IT
GARY

On 5 May 2004 at 13:16, Huffman, Sharlie TRAN:EX wrote:

> In Canada, licensing is controlled by non-government bodies.  Said
> bodies do have an Act granting them this authority - on a province by
> province basis (equiv. to state), but they are independent of
> government and government funding.  The Association of Engineers &
> Geoscientists of BC (ie) has permanent staff to run the organization
> but is otherwise controlled by an elected Council. 
> http://www.apeg.bc.ca/
> 
> 
> Sharlie Huffman, P.Eng.
> 
> Ministry of Transportation
> Bridge Seismic Engineer
> 4B - 940 Blanshard
> Victoria, BC V8W 3E6
> (B) 250-356-0761
> (F) 250-387-7735
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 12:43 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: plan stamping website
> 
> 
> Sharlie,
> 
> Licensing is on a State by State basis and is administered (issued /
> controlled) by the individual State governments.  The licensing boards
> are a component of State government, and therefore they also use State
> government lawyers.
> 
> I gather from your posting that in Canada licensing is controlled at
> the Ministerial level, or what we would refer to as the Federal level.
>  We do not have National licensing.
> 
> Paul Feather PE, SE
> pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
> www.SE-Solutions.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Huffman, Sharlie TRAN:EX" <Sharlie.Huffman(--nospam--at)gems9.gov.bc.ca> To:
> <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 12:14 PM Subject:
> RE: plan stamping website
> 
> 
> > Could our US members clarify something for me please?  Do I
> > understand correctly that your licensing boards use State government
> > lawyers for
> their
> > legal work?  Are your licencing bodies part of the State government?
> >
> > Sharlie Huffman, P.Eng.
> >
> > Ministry of Transportation
> > Bridge Seismic Engineer
> > 4B - 940 Blanshard
> > Victoria, BC V8W 3E6
> > (B) 250-356-0761
> > (F) 250-387-7735
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 7:53 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: plan stamping website
> >
> >
> > Andrew:
> >
> > As Gail pointed out, it makes sense that General Counsel or even the
> > State Att. General's office would call.  Such offices will have the
> > lawyers that provide legal council to the board as well as deal with
> > legal cases for
> the
> > board (especially if they are dealing with an unlicensed individual
> > as the board would have no direct recourse if the person is not
> > licensed...which
> is
> > not the case here).  To my knowledge, all board meetings will have a
> lawyer
> > present (likely from the AG's or General Council's office) when
> > handling discipline hearings.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Scott
> > Adrian, MI
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 5 May 2004, Andrew Kester wrote:
> >
> > > Well I must say that Pennsylvania must have took our complaints
> > > about that plan stamping website seriously. I am not sure how many
> > > of us sent in complaints, but it seems like they got plenty. I
> > > just recieved a letter notifying me that they are conducting in
> > > inquiry into the allegations, and that they have recieved my
> > > formal complaint. All I did was email them, then they responded
> > > asking for my name and address so they can file a formal
> > > complaint. I do not have the link to that website or I would check
> > > to see if it is still there.
> > >
> > > The weird thing is that the letter came not from the Board of
> > > Professional Engineers, but from the Govenor's Office of General
> > > Counsel, Department of State Legal Office...
> > >
> > > Andrew Kester, PE
> > > Longwood, FL
> > >
> > >
> >
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