Mission Statement

The mission of the Board is to assure geological practices in Nebraska are carried out by qualified individuals to ensure the safeguarding of life, heath, and property of the citizens of Nebraska. The mission is carried out by:

  • Assuring that those who serve the public through the practice of geology have the education and experience needed to be competent in the field;
  • Enforcing the Geologists Regulation Act through education and compliance oversight; and
  • Providing quality and responsive regulatory services

Proposed Rules and Regulations Revisions

NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Geologists will hold a rule-making hearing on the 2nd day of April 2015, commencing at 1:00 p.m., 215 Centennial Mall South, at the Lincoln Community Foundation Building, Large Conference Room, 5th Floor.

The PURPOSE of the hearing is to take testimony and evidence about adoption and amendments and additions to Title 171, Chapters 1 and 3. This action is proposed to implement Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 81-3501 to 81-3541, consistent with the authority granted by the law and with constitutionality. 

Proposed changes to Title 171, Chapter 1, include fee changes for examination and licensing, repeal of Rule 1.7 and addition of Rule 1.4.9 to update language for public information requests as set forth in the Nebraska Public Records Statutes. The proposed change to Chapter 3, Rule 3.9.1 would revise language for clarification and consistency with seal requirements in section 84-3529(3)(a).

This hearing is being conducted under the provisions of Section 84-907 R.R.S., 1943, which provides that Draft copies of the proposed rules are available for public examination at the office of the Board of Geologists and the office of the Secretary of State, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. The draft copy of the proposed rules and a hearing draft are also available on the Board of Geologist’s website at www.nebog.nebraska.gov.

A complete statement on the fiscal impact for organizations and persons regulated by these regulations can be examined at the office of the Board of Geologists, 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 400, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508, (402) 471-8383, and at the office of the Secretary of State, Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska.

All interested persons are invited to ATTEND and TESTIFY orally or by written submission at the hearing. Interested persons may also submit written comments prior to the hearing that will be made part of the hearing record at the time of hearing if received by the Board of Geologists on or before March 31, 2015. If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate at the hearing, please call (402) 471-8383 no later than ten days before the hearing. TDD users please call (800) 833-7352 and ask the relay operator to call us at (402) 471-8383.

DATED at Lincoln, Nebraska, this 20th day of February 2015.

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