2017 ORS 672.505¹
Definitions for ORS 672.505 to 672.705

As used in ORS 672.505 (Definitions for ORS 672.505 to 672.705) to 672.705 (Fees), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Administrator” means the office as established by ORS 672.505 (Definitions for ORS 672.505 to 672.705) to 672.705 (Fees).

(2) “Board” means State Board of Geologist Examiners.

(3) “Engineering geologist” means a person who applies geologic data, principles and interpretation to naturally occurring materials so that geologic factors affecting planning, design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering works are properly recognized and utilized.

(4) “Geologist” means a person engaged in the practice of geology.

(5) “Geologist in training” means a person certified by the board as having passed an examination in the geologic subjects and having adequate academic training.

(6) “Geology” refers to:

(a) That science that treats of the earth in general;

(b) Investigation of the earth’s crust and the rocks and other materials that compose it; and

(c) The applied science of utilizing knowledge of the earth and its constituent rocks, minerals, liquids, gases and other materials for the benefit of humanity.

(7) “Public practice of geology” means the performance for another of geological service or work, such as consultation, investigation, surveys, evaluation, planning, mapping and inspection of geological work, that is related to public welfare or safeguarding of life, health, property and the environment, except as specifically exempted by ORS 672.505 (Definitions for ORS 672.505 to 672.705) to 672.705 (Fees).

(8) “Qualified nonregistered geologist” means a person who possesses all the qualifications specified in ORS 672.505 (Definitions for ORS 672.505 to 672.705) to 672.705 (Fees) for registration except that the person is not registered in this state.

(9) “Registered certified specialty geologist” means a person who is certified as a specialty geologist under the provisions of ORS 672.505 (Definitions for ORS 672.505 to 672.705) to 672.705 (Fees).

(10) “Registered geologist” means a person who is registered as a geologist under the provisions of ORS 672.505 (Definitions for ORS 672.505 to 672.705) to 672.705 (Fees).

(11) “Responsible charge of work” means the independent control and direction of geological work by the use of initiative, skill and independent judgment, or the supervision of such work.

(12) “Subordinate” means any person who assists a registered geologist in the practice of geology without assuming the responsible charge of work. [1977 c.612 §2; 1981 c.295 §1; 1987 c.414 §48; 2003 c.379 §1; 2005 c.22 §476]

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

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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.