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Date and Attendees
Thursday, December 7th, 2000, 1:00 PM
Members Present:
John Beaulieu, CEG
Audrey Eldridge, RG
David Michael, CEG
William Orr, RG
Gary Peterson, CEG
Staff Present:
Christine Chute, Assistant Attorney General
Susanna Knight, Administrator
Members Absent:
Charles Hester, Public Member
Guests Present:
Dorian Kuper, CEG
Chair Bill Orr called the Meeting to order at 1:00 PM.

The following changes to the agenda were made: Compliance Committee Report is moved to prior to Office Report due do Eldridge departure at 3:00 PM.

Eldridge moved to approve the 10/3/2000 minutes. Seconded and passed.

  1. Board Meeting March 13, 2001, will be held in Salem.
  2. Confirm Board Meeting Dates for 2001. Board will discuss these with Hester present at the next meeting.
Chair Orr announces: The Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners will now meet in executive session for the purpose of consulting with counsel. The executive session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660 (1)(h), which allows the Board to meet in executive session to consult with counsel.  
Representatives of the news media and designated staff shall be allowed to attend the executive session. All other members of the audience are asked to leave the room. Representatives of the news media are specifically directed not to report on any of the deliberations during the executive session, except to state the general subject of the session as previously announced. No decision may be made in executive session. At the end of the executive session, we will return to open session and welcome the audience back into the room. Executive session began at 1:10 PM.
The Board returned to regular session at approximately 1:45 PM. Chute requested direction from the Board. Discussion continued over CEG practice issues. Chute will prepare a document for the Board based on her research. [Chute concluded her time with the Board]

  1. Office Report
    1. AR2000-04: Summary of Staff Activities since 10/1/2000 [Attachment]
    2. Budget Status for 1999-2001 [Attachment]
    3. Present draft budget for 2001-2003 [Attachment]
  2. Committee Reports
    1. CEG: Michael reported that the exam committee will be up and running after Christmas. Peterson will work with the exam also. Orr and Eldridge will give input.
    2. OR Specific Exam: Orr indicated that any one of the four editions of the books on the bibliography will suffice.
    3. Outreach Committee: Orr will meet with the chair of the engineering board to say hello.
    4. Rules & Regulations Committee: Eldridge reported on the rules submitted for change. Committee is reviewing additional housekeeping changes as being outdated rules.
    5. Professional Practice Committee: Michael reported that he and Eldridge will meet to discuss the RG and CEG issues.
    6. Compliance Committee: Knight gave updates on the following compliance issues:
      CC 99-01-001: Non-registrant issued Notice of Intent to Issue Civil Penalty; waiting response to Notice.
      CC 99-01-002: PE practicing hydrogeology.
      CC 99-08-011: Case has been closed, but respondent has issued a complaint against the Board. That complaint has been forwarded to the Governor’s Office for review.
      CC 99-12-012: Awaiting recommendation from Compliance Committee.
      CC 00-04-002: RG disciplined by DEQ; DEQ is requesting that the Board consider a review of his RG registration; OAR 809-020-001(shall be guided by the highest standards of integrity).
      CC 00-04-003: Use of unregistered geologist; second letter issued to this individual; awaiting response.
      CC 00-05-004: Letter sent to respondent requesting position about the public practice of geology. Awaiting response.
      CC 00-05-005: Letter sent to respondent requesting position about the public practice of geology. Awaiting response.
      CC 00-06-006: Registered Geologist may be engaged in CEG work. Under review by Compliance Committee.
      CC 00-06-008: PE practicing geology; referred to Engineering Board for review; awaiting response.
      CC 00-07-011: PE doing hydrogeology work.
      CC 00-10-012: Eldridge reported on this case. Practice of geomorphology; recommendation by Compliance Committee to work with Engineering Board in closing this case.
      CC 00-11-013: DEQ reporting Registered Geologist preparing poor reports.
    7. Legislative Issues: Beaulieu indicated that the Board has three legislative issues. The Board’s bills will be entered on the House size. The Governor’s office has signed off on these.

  1. AC 00-11-447: Robert Miller, Registration Questions Orr and Knight will prepare a response. Transcripts must show completion of the required 45-quarter hours of geology.
  2. AC 00-11-468: Fran Recht, Marine Fisheries Commission, RG Requirement: The Board discussed the contract forwarded for review. The Board agreed that the project should have overview by a registered geologist or engineer with the proper credentials and experience.
  3. AC 00-44-473: Craig Erdman, CA CEG Registrant requesting Cooperative Licensure: Oregon does not currently have a cooperative agreement with California in registering CEG’s.
  4. AC 00-11-484: Ken Rose, Request to sit for Oregon 2 Hour Exam at WY Board: The Board approved this process whenever necessary to assist out of state applicants.
  5. AC 00-12-494: Paul Measeles RG, Request for hydrogeology practice information: Board discussed this practice issue. It could be an area of practice overlap. But if the report has a problem, it should be reviewed for its quality.
  6. AC 00-12-496: Timothy Barnes RG, Request for geomorphology practice information: Board discussed Barnes’s questions. If the complexity/magnitude of the project demands geology or engineering, than a registered professional should be involved in the project. Code of Ethics should assist a registrant in determining qualifications.

VI. Old Business
  1. Long Range Planning [Strategic Planning]: Michael suggested that Knight prepare a preliminary list for the Board’s review at the next meeting.
  2. Ethics Issues: Discussion of the following two items was tabled in Hester’s absence.
    1. Unsubstantiated allegations by RG against RG: Hester
    2. RG status when revocation of other license which includes RG work has occurred: Hester
  3. Mission Statements: A brief discussion of the three drafts was held.

  1. Compliance Matters: In Hester’s absence, no action was taken on any of the reported cases.
  2. Administrative Rules, Eldridge
    1. Approve budget for 2001-2003 Biennium: Beaulieu moved to approve the budget as presented. Petersen seconded. Passed. Board will review the budget on an annual basis.
    2. The Board will hold a Hearing for all registrants to receive input regarding the 2001-2003 Budget at the March 13 Board Meeting. Proper notification should be issued to all registrants and those on the Public Meeting Notice list.
  3. Other
    1. Mission Statement: Beaulieu moved to select Mission Statement (B) as the official Board position. Second by Michael. Passed.
    The mission of the Board of Geologist Examiners is to help assure the safety, health, and welfare of Oregonians with regard to the public practice of geology through:
    (1)  Licensing of those engaged in the public practice of geology;
    (2)  Response to complaints from the public and members of the profession;
    (3)  Public education directed at appropriate regulatory communities;
    (4)  Cooperation with closely related Boards and Commissions;
    (5)  Attention to ethics; and,
    (6)  Systematic outreach to counties, cities, and registrants.
    1. Long Range Goals: No action taken.

No public comment.
Meeting adjourned at 4:10 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Susanna Knight