OSBGE Requests Registrant Input on Continuing Education Proposal
The Board greatly appreciates the input received from registrants to date on the topic of continuing education (CE) as part of geologist registration. Based in part on this input, the Board decided at it's Dec. 2, 2016 meeting to continue its exploration of CE and may ultimately develop a drat legislative proposal by the end of 2017. The Board currently anticipates that the 2019 legislative session would be the earliest a CE proposal would be up for possible consideration.
While there is no formal comment period open at this time, registrants can always submit correspondence to the Board office and are welcome to attend upcoming Board meetings to express their view on CE.
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.