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About the OSBGE Board

Mission statement

The Board's mission is to help assure the safety, health, and welfare of Oregonians with regard to the public practice of geology through: 
  • Licensing of those engaged in the public practice of geology;
  • Response to complaints from the public and members of the profession;
  • Public education directed at appropriate regulatory communities;
  • Cooperation with closely related boards and commissions;
  • Attention to ethics; and
  • Systematic outreach to counties, cities, and registrants.
The Board accomplishes this mission through various means including

Budget information

OSBGE is a stand-alone, semi-independent board that operates entirely off fee revenues. The Board does not receive any state general funds. 
The Board adopts a biennial budget through the administrative rulemaking process.  This process involves public notice, and public comment on the budget is encouraged.  The Board adopted its 2017-2019 biennial budget (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019) and related fee increases at its June 2, 2017, quarterly meeting. Fee increases were effective July 1, 2017. The following documents provide details on the budget and fees.

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