FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

September 7, 2005

Valdosta, GA -- Kun-young Chiu, P.E., F.ASCE and Jeffrey S. Chiu, P.E., NCEES principals of KYCA, a local engineering firm, recently attended the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) annual convention at Callaway Gardens, Georgia from June 2-5, 2005. The four day conference included a series of seminars regarding the engineering community.  Jeffrey Chiu was certified as a Level II Design Professional by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC), meeting the education and training certification requirements for persons involved with land disturbing activities.  He is authorized to design and review erosion, sedimentation and pollution control plans.

Under OCGA 12-7-19, after December 31, 2006, all persons involved in land development design shall meet education and training certification requirements required by Georgia law.  The level II pilot course offered by the GSWCC trained engineers to design and review erosion, sedimentation, and pollution control plans.  The course also satisfies the requirements for Qualified Personnel under Georgia’s NPDES General Permitting for Construction Activities.