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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 39TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL GEOSCIENTISTS
CHAPTER 850TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL GEOSCIENTISTS
SUBCHAPTER AAUTHORITY AND DEFINITIONS
RULE §850.10Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Advisory opinion--An interpretation of the Act or an application of the Act to a person with respect to a specified existing or hypothetical factual situation prepared by the Appointed Board on its own initiative or at the request of any interested person.

  (2) The Act--Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1002, cited as the Texas Geoscience Practice Act.

  (3) APA--The Administrative Procedure Act (TEX. GOV'T. CODE, Chapter 2001).

  (4) Appointed Board--Those persons who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate and qualify for office who may deliberate, vote, and be counted as a member in attendance of the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.

  (5) Board staff--The Executive Director and all other staff employed by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (administrative, investigative, and other support staff, etc.).

  (6) Contested case or proceeding--A proceeding in which the legal rights, duties, or privileges of a party are to be determined by the Appointed Board after an opportunity for adjudicative hearing.

  (7) Executive Director--The individual appointed by the Appointed Board who shall be responsible for managing the day to day affairs of the board, in accordance with the Act.

  (8) License--The whole or part of any TBPG registration, license, certificate of authority, approval, permit, endorsement, title or similar form of permission required or permitted by the Act.

  (9) Licensee--An individual holding a current Professional Geoscientist license, GIT certificate, or firm registration.

  (10) Rule or Board Rule--State agency rules adopted by the Appointed Board and as published in the Texas Administrative Code Title 22; Part 39; Chapters 850 and 851.

  (11) Sanction--A penalty imposed in a disciplinary process. An imposed disciplinary action is a sanction.

  (12) TBPG--The Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, as used in this Chapter, is a reference to the whole or any part of the entity that is the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.


Source Note: The provisions of this §850.10 adopted to be effective September 15, 2002, 27 TexReg 8479; amended to be effective January 8, 2008, 33 TexReg 185; amended to be effective November 15, 2010, 35 TexReg 9737; amended to be effective December 7, 2014, 39 TexReg 9535

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