|(a) The TBPG complies with the provisions of Texas
Education Code, Chapter 57, §57.491 in regard to the nonrenewal
of a Professional Geoscientist license due to a default status with
the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TGSLC).
(b) Upon receipt of notification from the TGSLC that
a licensee is in default status on a loan or a repayment agreement,
Board staff shall provide a notice to the licensee that it intends
not to renew the license unless the licensee provides Board staff
with a certificate from the TGSLC certifying that:
(1) The licensee has entered a repayment agreement
or another repayment agreement on the defaulted loan or repayment
(2) The licensee is not in default on a loan guaranteed
by TGSLC or on a repayment agreement. The notice will provide an opportunity
for a hearing to a licensee before the agency takes action concerning
the nonrenewal of the license. The licensee shall be provided 30
days to request a hearing.
(c) A licensee shall file a request for a hearing within
30 days from the date of receipt of the notice provided in paragraph
(b) of this subsection. Upon written request for a hearing by a licensee,
Board staff shall refer the matter to the Office of the Attorney General
for appropriate action. Hearings shall be conducted by the State Office
of Administrative Hearings.
(d) If a timely request for a hearing is not made,
no hearing will be held and the license will not be renewed unless
the licensee provides Board staff with a certificate from the TGSLC
indicating the licensee is not in default on a guaranteed loan or
a repayment agreement.
(e) If a hearing on the nonrenewal is held, the Appointed
Board shall review the results of the hearing and make a final determination.