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:
OSBGE Rule Making
OSBGE is seeking public comments on proposed rulemaking, specifically: (a) amendments to 809-010-001, 809-015-0000,809-015-0005, 809-015-0010, 809-020-0025, and 809-055-0000 and (b) repeal of 809-015-0015. See the notices, fiscal impact filing, and rules text documents poster here for more information about the proposed changes.
The Board is holding a rule hearing on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9 AM. The hearing location is the Association Center, 707 13th St SE, Suite 114, Salem, OR 97301. Verbal or written comments may be provided at the hearing. However, you do not need to attend the hearing to provide comments. Written comments may also be provided to the Board office through close of business (i.e. 5 PM) on Friday, July 29, 2016. Comments can be sent by mail, e-mail, or by fax.
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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.