Notice of Variances and Waivers

Board of Professional Engineers
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 19, 2005 Board of Professional Engineers has issued an order.
The Board of Professional Engineers hereby gives notice that it has issued an Order on the Petition for Variance or Waiver, which was filed on September 19, 2005 on behalf of D. Gregory Ruck. The Notice of Petition for Variance/Waiver was published in Volume 31, No. 41, of the October 14, 2005, Florida Administrative Weekly. The agency filing date for the Petition given in that publishing was September 19, 2005, although the Board now recognizes that there is evidence in the files that the Petition was filed on or about August 29, 2005. The Petitioner sought a Variance/Waiver of Rule 61G15-20.006, Florida Administrative Code, which is entitled "Educational Requirements," to the effect that his engineering degree, although not accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), be accepted by the Board for reasons set forth in the petition. The Board of Professional Engineers first considered the Petition at its meeting held on December 8, 2005, in Tallahassee, Florida and issued an order, filed on January 31, 2006, denying the Petition, finding that Petitioner did not meet the requirements of Section 471.015(3)(a), Florida Statutes. Subsequently, Petitioner requested a hearing involving disputed issues of material fact specifically asserting that the Board failed to take action within the time limits set forth in Section 120.542, F.S. The Board, finding that Petitioner established that the action taken by the Board on December 8, 2005 was not timely, the Petition as a result was deemed granted by statute. A Final Order to this effect was issued by the Board and filed on July 18, 2006.
A copy of the Order may be obtained by contacting: Paul Martin, Executive Director, Board of Professional Engineers, 2507 Callaway Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.