OSBGE Requests Registrant Input on Continuing Education Proposal
The Board has created a continuing education (CE) proposal
for consideration by its registrants.
The Board is seeking comments to help gauge interest and consider potential
issues before embarking on the long and time consuming effort needed to seek
legislative approval of a CE requirement.
The Board feels strongly that a CE requirement would benefit public
health, safety, and welfare with respect to the public practice of geology but
wants to know if a majority of its registrants agrees with this viewpoint. The process for providing input to the Board
is to send comments via email to email@example.com or regular mail to the
Board office care of the Administrator. The
deadline for written comments is October 31, 2016. Public comments can also be provided at the
Board’s scheduled quarterly meetings (Sept. 16 and Dec. 2). The Board intends to make a decision at the
Dec. 2, 2016 meeting about whether or not to begin the process of seeking
legislative approval. Please read the
following documents for more details:
Rule Revision in Effect
At it's Sept. 16, 2016 meeting, OSBGE adopted revisions to numerous rules and deleted one rule. The final rule language is posted here both with changes shown and in final form as filed with the Oregon Secretary of State. The rule revisions are effective as filing on Sept. 20, 2016. The public notice for these rule changes was issued and posted in July of this year.
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OSBGE 2015-2017 Budget Finalized
At a meeting on May 29, 2015 OSBGE finalized its budget for the 2015-2017 biennium. No changes were made to the recommended budget that was released May 1, 2015 for public review.
Attention: OSBGE offers three geologic report guidelines that address best practices and a professional practices guide that addresses many common questions regarding the public practice of geology. These documents are available under the Publications tab in the left hand menu.