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About the 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. The Board accomplishes this mission through various means including: 
  • 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.

Budget information

The Board 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.  

After a public review period, the Board adopted its 2023-2025 biennial budget (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025) at its June 2, 2023 quarterly meeting. Revisions to the Board's fee schedule were adopted as part of the budget. 

The following documents provide details on current and past budgets as well as fees.  Additional fee details can be found in the Board's Fee rule.