To help mitigate the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers has developed and passed an emergency rule providing for the issuing of Emergency Temporary Licenses. Board Rule 22 TAC § 133.12 provides for the issuance of Emergency Temporary Licenses to engineers licensed in good standing in another US State or Territory to do work in Texas counties included in the Governor’s Proclamation for a duration of 90 days from the issuance of the license. All applicants must follow all provisions of the Texas Engineering Practice Act, including firm registration requirements (Chapter 135 of the rules) and procurement requirements (PSPA / QBS, Rule 22 TAC § 137.53).
Additionally, registered firms, applicants and licensed P.E.’s affected by Hurricane Harvey will be allowed some consideration with deadlines and requirements. Please refer to http://engineers.texas.gov/harvey.html for further information.