Disciplinary Notice: Richard (Dick) Bartel, P.Eng., Coldstream, BC

Posted on May 4, 2021

On January 27, 2021, Engineers and Geoscientists BC issued a Notice of Inquiry to Mr. Bartel regarding his failure to attend an investigative interview with an Investigation Subcommittee of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Mr. Bartel agreed to a Consent Order dated March 26, 2021, in which he agreed to attend an investigative interview with an Investigation Subcommittee within 30 days from the date of the Consent Order, pay a fine of $1,000, and pay $2,500 towards Engineers and Geoscientists BC legal costs. The investigation, which is continuing, relates to engineering services Mr. Bartel provided for a recreational vehicle resort in Celista, BC.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC issued a Notice of Inquiry to Mr. Richard (Dick) Bartel, P.Eng., in January 2021. The Notice of Inquiry alleged that Mr. Bartel failed to attend an interview with the Investigation Subcommittee of the Investigation Committee of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, regarding an investigation related to engineering services Mr. Bartel providing for a recreational vehicle resort in Celista, BC. Specifically, the Notice of Inquiry alleged that Mr. Bartel failed to attend an interview, despite three separate formal requests made by an Engineers and Geoscientists BC investigator.

In lieu of a disciplinary inquiry, Mr. Bartel admitted to these allegations in a Consent Order dated March 26, 2021. Mr. Bartel also acknowledged that, in doing so, he contravened the Engineers and Geoscientists Act (repealed and replaced by the Professional Governance Act).

In the Consent Order, Mr. Bartel agreed to attend an interview with the Investigation Subcommittee of the Investigation Committee within 30 days of the date of the Consent Order, pay a fine of $1,000, and pay $2,500 towards Engineers and Geoscientists BC legal costs. Mr. Bartel also agreed that if he fails to comply with the terms of the Consent Order, his registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC will be suspended until he does.

The full text of the Consent Order can be found in the Disciplinary Notices section of our website, at egbc.ca/Complaints-Discipline/Discipline-Notices.

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