Who Needs a License?
What You Need to Seal and What Happens if You Don't

Edward G. Miller, P.G, Vice Chairman
Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

Abstract:
On May 11, 2001 Governor Perry signed the Texas Geoscience Practice Act, which will regulate the practice of Geoscience in Texas beginning September 1, 2003. The presentation will discuss the end of the "grandfathering" period on August 31st and offer a look ahead to September 1st when much of our work will require to be sealed, the public practice of the profession will be governed and examinations will be required for licensing.

Ed Miller is the Vice Chairman of the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. Ed is President of Geo-Cam, a geophysical logging service company based in San Antonio and a former Senior Geologist at Pape-Dawson Engineers also in San Antonio. He worked mostly in groundwater resources, environmental geology, and engineering geology. Previously he was Senior Vice President at Raba-Kistner Consultants in San Antonio, working mostly in engineering geology and environmental geology all over central and south Texas. He is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, Association of Engineering Geologists, National Groundwater Association, and South Texas Geological Society. Ed received a B.S. in Geology from Texas A&M.