|(a) Unless exempted by the Act, the TBPG ensures that
a person may not engage in the public practice of geoscience unless
the person holds a license issued by the TBPG.
(b) The TBPG ensures that a person does not take responsible
charge of a geoscientific report or a geoscientific portion of a report
required by municipal or county ordinance, state or federal law, state
agency rule, or federal regulation that incorporates or is based on
a geoscientific study or geoscientific data unless the person is licensed
under the authority provided to the TBPG under the Act.
(c) The Act and Rules adopted by the Appointed Board
under the authority of the Act apply to every licensee, registered
Firm, Geoscientist-in-Training, and unlicensed individual or unregistered
firm providing or offering to provide professional geoscience services.
(d) Unless an exemption in the Act applies, the TBPG
ensures that all Firms offering to engage or engaging in the public
practice of professional geoscience in Texas are registered as a Geoscience
(e) Citizens who do not speak English or who have a
physical, mental, or developmental disability will be provided reasonable
access to the TBPG meetings and programs.
(f) The TBPG welcomes appropriate citizen input and
communications at TBPG meetings, and upon prior reasonable notice
to the TBPG, the TBPG will provide interpreters and/or sign language
specialists to assist the public in presenting their input to the
(g) The TBPG works with each state agency that uses
the services of a person licensed by the TBPG and other state agencies
as determined by the Appointed Board, including a state agency with
which the Appointed Board has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding
that addresses the coordination of activities or complaints, to educate
the agencies' employees regarding the procedures by which complaints
are filed with and resolved by the TBPG.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §850.62 adopted to be effective September 15, 2002, 27 TexReg 8479; amended to be effective January 3, 2008, 32 TexReg 10004; amended to be effective November 15, 2010, 35 TexReg 9737; amended to be effective January 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9367; amended to be effective December 7, 2014, 39 TexReg 9535; amended to be effective March 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 1843; amended to be effective March 6, 2022, 47 TexReg 946