Use of Seal
A facsimile of a registrant's seal shall be affixed to final products created in the public practice of geology.
(1) A Registered Geologist shall use a seal bearing the Registered Geologist's name, certificate number, and registration title, as shown in Exhibit 1 of this rule. The Registered Geologist seal must be at least 1.5 inches in diameter from point to point. A Registered Geologist may use an electronic seal that meets these requirements.
(2) A Certified Engineering Geologist shall use a seal bearing the Certified Engineering Geologist's name, certificate number, and registration title, as shown in Exhibit 2 of this rule. The Certified Engineering Geologist seal must be at least 1.5 inches in diameter from point to point. A Certified Engineering Geologist may use an electronic seal that meets these requirements.
(3) Draft geology or specialty geology products or documents clearly marked as draft do not require a geologist's seal.
(4) If a stand-alone report is sealed by the registrant responsible for the work, then individual work products prepared by the registrant and compiled in the report, for example geology figures, maps, and logs, do not need to be individually sealed. The geology products within a stand-alone report not prepared by the registrant that seals the report shall be individually sealed by the registrant(s) who prepared those products.
(5) Final geology work products not included in a compiled report, such as boring logs, shall be individually sealed and signed.
(6) A registrant who seals and signs a final version of a geology product must be in responsible charge for the geology content of that product.
[ED. NOTE: Exhibits referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 672.515, 672.545,
672.555, 672.565, 672.585, 672.595, 672.605
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.505 - 672.705
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; BGE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-02; BGE 8-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-04; BGE 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-26-06; BGE 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-12
(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.
ORS Chapter 183 & 670.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.605
Hist.: BGE 1-2011, f. 6-21-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11
Qualifications for Cooperative Registration or Temporary Permits
(1) To qualify for cooperative registration as a geologist, the applicant shall:
(a) Hold a valid registration, obtained by passing the ASBOG examination, from a state, territory or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, as verified by the Administrator;
(b) Meet the education, experience, and exam requirements of OAR 809-030-0015(1), including passing the ASBOG practice examination and demonstrating a minimum of seven years qualifying geology experience;
(c) Apply for registration on forms provided by the Board; and
(d) Submit the required fee(s) as per OAR 809-010-0001.
(2) To qualify for cooperative certification as an engineering geologist, the applicant shall:
(a) First receive cooperative registration as geologist from the Board;
(b) Provide evidence of passing a certification examination approved by the Board for engineering geologists as per OAR 809-005-0000, 809-030-0020, and 809-040-0008;
(c) Submit a complete application on forms provided by the Board; and
(d) Submit applicable fees as per OAR 809-010-0001.
(3) To qualify for a 60-day temporary permits to engage in the public practice of geology, non-registrants must:
(a) Submit an application on a form provided by the Board;
(b) Pay appropriate application fees as per OAR 809-010-0001;
(c) Not reside in Oregon or have an established place of business in Oregon;
(d) hold a current registration or certification to practice geology from another state, territory or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, as verified by the Administrator; and
(e) explain how work will be limited to one period of 60 consecutive days in the calendar year.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 672.515, 672.545,
672.555, 672.565, 672.585, 672.595, 672.605
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.505-672.705
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 2-1986, f. & ef. 3-5-86; GE 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-15-86; GE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-2-90; BGE 1-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-00; BGE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-02; BGE 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-05; BGE 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-12
The Board will publish a yearly roster containing the names of all registrants as of November 30, the Code of Ethics, and other information the Board deems appropriate.
[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84
Required Application Information
(1) The Board will not issue or renew any registration or specialty certification unless an applicant or registrant provides his or her Social Security Number on the application or renewal form.
(a) A registrant need not provide the Social Security Number on the renewal form if the Social Security Number has been previously provided to the Board and is in the record.
(b) An applicant need not provide the Social Security number on a subsequent application if the Social Security Number has been previously provided to the Board and remains in the record.
(2) If an individual has not been issued a Social Security Number by the United States Social Security Administration, the Board will accept a written statement from the applicant to fulfill the requirements of OAR 809-050-0050(1) and this rule. The individual may, but is not required to, submit the written statement on a form provided by the Board. Any written statement submitted must:
(a) Be signed by the individual;
(b) Attest to the fact that no Social Security Number has been issued to the individual by the United States Social Security Administration;
(c) Assert that the information provided about the Social Security Number is true and correct; and
(d) Acknowledge that knowingly supplying false information under this section is as crime.
(3) Individuals must provide Social Security Numbers as required by ORS 25.785, 305.385, 42 USC § 666(a)(13), and 42 USC § 405(c)(2)(C)(i) for child support enforcement purposes and Department of Revenue purposes.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 670.304
Stats. Implemented: ORS 25.785, 305.385 & 42 USC § 666(a)(13)
Hist.: BGE 10-2004, f. & cert.ef. 10-19-04; BGE 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-15-14 thru 3-13-15
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