Angered and dismayed over excessive delays by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) management of two panels looking into possible ethics violations, levees.org held a press conference yesterday and said so. In response, we presented a set of questions to the head of each panel. I have provided their responses to our request below:
From Rich Hovey, head of the Committee looking at Dr. Ray Seed’s allegations that the ASCE helped the US Army Corps of Engineers cover up their mistakes in the flood protection system after Katrina.
The Committee on Professional Conduct conducts confidential investigation into complaints of ethical misconduct by ASCE members. The Committee establishes its own timeline for its efforts. No timeline has been provided to anyone other than the Committee and none will be.
Because of the confidential nature of the inquiries the Committee reports its actions and findings only to the Executive Committee of the Board at the conclusion of any case. No report will be released to anyone else.
From retired Congressman Sherwood Boehlert R-NY, head of the external task force reviewing how the ASCE participates in engineering studies of national significance
Doing well but am still much busier than I’m supposed to be….
Have your questions and will provide answers as soon as I get a couple of free minutes.
Hope all is well with you.