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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 39TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL GEOSCIENTISTS
CHAPTER 851TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL GEOSCIENTISTS LICENSING AND ENFORCEMENT RULES
SUBCHAPTER DCOMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT
RULE §851.154Loan Default Ground for Nonrenewal of License

(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 agreement; or

  (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.


Source Note: The provisions of this §851.154 adopted to be effective March 18, 2015, 40 TexReg 1384

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