2017 ORS 672.200¹
Grounds for suspension or revocation of certificate or permit or refusal to issue, restore or renew certificate or permit
  • grounds for reprimand

The State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying may suspend, revoke or refuse to issue, restore or renew a certificate or permit, or may reprimand an individual enrolled as an intern or holding a certificate or permit:

(1) For violating any provision of ORS 672.045 (Prohibited activities relating to practices of engineering, land surveying or photogrammetric mapping);

(2) For gross negligence, negligence or incompetence in the practice of engineering, land surveying or photogrammetric mapping;

(3) Subject to ORS 670.280 (Denial, suspension or revocation of license based on criminal conviction), for conviction of a felony;

(4) For conviction of a misdemeanor involving the practice of engineering, land surveying or photogrammetric mapping;

(5) For failing to pay a civil penalty or fee in the manner prescribed by a final order of the board, or for failing to meet any other term of a final order of the board; or

(6) For violating a rule of professional conduct prescribed by the board. [Amended by 1971 c.751 §21; 1981 c.143 §9; 1991 c.221 §3; 1995 c.33 §6; 2009 c.259 §15; 2013 c.169 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Although allega­tions of charges were adequate to advise peti­tioner as to grounds of each charge, and evidence was sufficient to support charges, final order was insufficient for failure to specify whether peti­tioner’s con­duct constituted gross negligence or incompetence, or both. Voelz v. Board of Engineering Examiners, 30 Or App 889, 568 P2d 700 (1977) Sup Ct review denied

Evidence of land surveyor’s practices, including resurvey which disregarded statutes and BLM manual, was sufficient to support finding of gross negligence. Voelz v. Bd. of Engineering Examiners, 37 Or App 113, 586 P2d 807 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

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).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.