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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2011

 

Board of Geologist Examiners
Chapter 809

Rule Caption: Adopt Fee Schedule, 2011–2013 Operating Budget, Qualifications for Fundamental Exam/Geologist-in-Training, New Signature Requirements

Adm. Order No.: BGE 1-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-21-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 5-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 809-050-0005

Rules Amended: 809-010-0001, 809-010-0025, 809-030-0025

Subject: 809-010-0001: Adopts updated fee schedule for the Board.

      809-010-0025: Adopts the 2011–2013 biennial budget of the Board with a spending limit of $459,653.

      809-030-0025: Adopts updated geology coursework requirements that must be addressed by an applicant for the geologist fundamentals examination. The rule also clarifies the need for documentation via official transcripts of the applicant.

      809-050-0005: Adopts new procedures for signature of documents prepared by a registered geologist or registered engineering geologist. Allows for electronic or digital signatures and sets specifications for the authorized use of such signatures on documents prepared by a registered geologist or registered engineering geologist.

Rules Coordinator: Christine Valentine—(503) 566-2837

809-010-0001

Fees

Fees, as established by the Board of Geologist Examiners, are:

(1) Fundamental Section of the national examination for Geologist registration — $175.00.

(2) Practice Section of the national examination for Geologist certification – 275.00.

(3) Examination for Engineering Geologist certification — $200.00.

(4) Geologist-in-Training initial registration and annual renewal — $50.00.

(5) Geologist initial registration and annual renewal — $100.00.

(6) Engineering Geologist initial certification and annual renewal — $75.00. Engineering Geologist must have a current Geologist registration.

(7) Duplicate or replacement of lost, destroyed, or mutilated registration card — $25.00; duplicate or replacement of lost, destroyed, or mutilated wall certificate — $25.00.

(8) Restoration fee if postmarked:

(a) One to ninety days after due date: $25.00;

(b) Ninety-one to one-hundred seventy-nine days after due date: $50;

(c) Over one-hundred seventy-nine days after due date: $100.

(9) Renewal of registration by Geologist, if applicant is 70 years of age or over by renewal date — $15.00.

(10) Renewal of certification by Engineering Geologist, if applicant is 70 years of age or over by renewal date — $15.00.

(11) Application Fee — $75.00. This fee is to accompany any application for registration or examination and any reapplication for examination.

(12) Temporary Permit Fee — $100.00. This fee is to accompany any notification per 672.545(3)(b).

(13) File Maintenance Fee — $25.00 per request. This fee is to cover maintaining examination files for passing examinees who do not register in Oregon.

(14) Fee for a list of all registrants — $50.00.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 182.466, 670.310 & 672.705

Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.705

Hist.: GE 1(Temp), f. & ef. 11-3-77; GE 2, f. & ef. 12-13-77; GE 2-1979, f. 10-2-79, ef. 10-3-79; GE 1-1981, f. & ef. 8-3-81; GE 1-1982, f. & ef. 5-14-82; GE 2-1983(Temp), f. 10-14-83, ef. 11-1-83; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1985, f. & ef. 7-1-85; GE 2-1986, f. & ef. 3-5-86; GE 1-1989, f. 12-18-89, cert. ef. 1-1-90; GE 1-1993(Temp), f. 3-1-93, cert. ef. 3-2-93; GE 2-199; GE 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-30-96; BGE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; BGE 2-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-23-01; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02; BGE 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-9-02; BGE 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-04; BGE 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-05; BGE 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-7-05; BGE 2-2007, f. 6-25-07, cert. ef. 7-1-07; BGE 1-2011, f. 6-21-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

809-010-0025

Operating Budget

The Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners hereby adopts by reference the 2011–2013 Biennial Budget of $459,653 covering the period from July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2013. With Board approval, the Administrator of the Board may amend budgeted accounts as necessary within the approved budget of $459,653 for the effective operation of the Board. The Board will not exceed the approved 2011–13 Biennium Budget unless registrants are noticed, a public hearing is convened, and this rule is amended as required by ORS Chapter 182.462(1)(2). Copies of the budget are available from the Board’s office.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 672.705 & 182.462

Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.705 & 1999 OL Ch. 1084

Hist.: BGE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; BGE 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-23-01; BGE 2-2003, f. 6-13-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03; BGE 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-05; BGE 2-2007, f. 6-25-07, cert. ef. 7-1-07; BGE 1-2009, f. 6-15-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; BGE 1-2011, f. 6-21-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

809-030-0025

Qualifications for Geologist Fundamentals Examination and Certification as a Geologist-in-Training

(1) To qualify to take the geologist fundamentals examination, an applicant shall:

(a) Have an undergraduate degree in geology, geological sciences, or earth science from an accredited college or university; or

(b) Have completed the equivalent of 45 quarter hours of geology coursework as outlined in (2) from an accredited college or university.

(2) All applicants must have the equivalent of 45 quarter hours of qualifying geologic coursework of which at least 80% of the qualifying 45 quarter hours presented in the official transcript of the applicant must include upper division coursework from the following list or substitutions approved by the Board:

(a) Coastal processes;

(b) Economic geology;

(c) Engineering geology;

(d) Environmental geology;

(e) Geochemistry;

(f) Geology field camp;

(g) Geology field methods;

(h) Geomorphology;

(i) Geophysics;

(j) Geostatistics;

(k) Glacial geology;

(l) Historical geology;

(m) Hydrogeology;

(n) Lithology;

(o) Marine geology;

(p) Mineral exploration;

(q) Mineralogy;

(r) Paleopedology/ Paleosols;

(s) Petrography;

(t) Petroleum geology;

(u) Petrology;

(v) Planetology;

(w) Remote sensing;

(x) Rock mechanics;

(y) Sedimentology;

(z) Seismology;

(aa) Stratigraphy;

(bb) Structural geology;

(cc) Tectonics;

(dd) Volcanology.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 672.505 - 672.991

Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.555

Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1985, f. & ef. 7-1-85; GE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-2-90; BGE 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-06; BGE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-20-08; BGE 1-2011, f. 6-21-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

809-050-0005

Signature

(1) After the registrant’s seal has been applied to the original or record copy, the registrant shall place the registrant’s handwritten signature in permanent ink across the seal. The registrant shall write the word “Expires” followed by the registration expiration date directly below the seal. This requirement applies unless a digital signature is used as provided under Section (2).

(2) For an electronic or digital document, an electronic or digital signature is acceptable as allowed by ORS 84.001 to ORS 84.064.

(3) An electronic or digital signature must be:

(a) Unique to the registrant using it;

(b) Under the direct control of the registrant,

(c) Verifiable, and

(d) Include the registrant’s expiration date immediately preceded by the word “Expires”.

(4) Each displayed copy of and each hard copy printed from a transmitted or stored electronic document containing an electronic or digital signature shall bear the seal and the signature.

(5) If the electronic or digital document with an electronic or digital signature is altered in any manner, the seal is no longer valid and the document can no longer be considered prepared or approved by or under the direction of a Registered Geologist.

(6) The use of an electronic or digital signature by any person other than the owner may be grounds for disciplinary action.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Chapter 183 & 670.310

Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.605

Hist.: BGE 1-2011, f. 6-21-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

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