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2005-2006 Regulatory Agendas

02-070
State Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-070
AGENCY NAME: State Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists

CONTACT PERSON: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator, Office of Licensing and Registration, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, tel. 207/624-8605

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2005-2006 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 4908
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying wording of the law.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 2: General Information
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 4908
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute to establish guidelines relating to meetings, advisory rulings, and maintenance of records.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Code of Ethics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 4908
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute to promulgate a code of ethics to assist in the protection of the public welfare.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Certification Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 4908
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute to describe the procedures to be followed in determining whether an applicant is eligible to be certified as a geologist or soil scientist.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.

CHAPTER 6: Complaints, Investigations and Adjudicatory Hearings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 4908
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute to describe the procedures by which complaints and adjudicatory hearings will be handled by the Board.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated.