2017 ORS 672.002¹
Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325

As used in ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) to 672.325 (Civil penalties), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Board” means the State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying.

(2) “Engineer,” “professional engineer” or “registered professional engineer” means an individual who is registered in this state and holds a valid certificate to practice engineering in this state as provided under ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) to 672.325 (Civil penalties).

(3) “Engineering intern” means an individual enrolled by the board as having passed an examination in the fundamental engineering subjects.

(4) “Geodetic survey” means a determination of the size and shape of the earth or the position of any point on the earth.

(5) “Land surveyor,” “professional land surveyor” or “registered professional land surveyor” means an individual who is registered in this state and holds a valid certificate to practice surveying in this state as provided by ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) to 672.325 (Civil penalties).

(6) “Land surveying intern” means an individual enrolled by the board as having passed an examination in the fundamental land surveying subjects.

(7) “Photogrammetric mapping” means an evaluating and measuring of land that is limited to the determination of the topography, area, contours and location of planimetric features, by using photogrammetric methods or similar remote sensing technology, including but not limited to using existing ground control points incidental to the photogrammetric or remote sensing mapping process.

(8) “Photogrammetrist” means an individual registered with the board and holding a valid certificate to practice photogrammetric mapping.

(9) “Responsible charge” means to have supervision and control of:

(a) The engineering design of works with responsibility for design decisions;

(b) Land surveying work for the purpose of ensuring conformance to the relevant requirements of law and sound surveying practice; or

(c) Photogrammetric mapping project work, which may include, but need not be limited to, work regarding the extent of coverage, location of ground control, aerial photography or similarly remotely sensed data, the measurement of features detected by remote sensing equipment, quality control for compliance with standards and specifications and the presentation of findings.

(10) “Supervision and control” means establishing the nature of, directing and guiding the preparation of, and approving the work product and accepting responsibility that the work product is in conformance with standards of professional practice. [1971 c.751 §1; 1983 c.614 §1; 1995 c.33 §1; 1997 c.210 §1; 2005 c.22 §475; 2005 c.445 §6; 2009 c.259 §1; 2015 c.576 §9]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Need for services of registered professional engineer for construc­tion, reconstruc­tion or repair of public roads, (1979) Vol 40, p 143

Chapter 672

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Design of air pollu­tion control equip­ment and wigwam waste burners as professional engineering, (1971) Vol 35, p 917

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 672—Professional Engineers; Land Surveyors; Photogrammetrists; Geologists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors672.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 672, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano672.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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