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09.13.08.16 & .17 - Board for Professional Land Surveyors - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 39, ISSUE 23,
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012

Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

09.13.08 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§15-314(f), 15-315, and 15-316, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action
[12-316-P]

The Board for Professional Land Surveyors proposes to adopt new Regulations .16 and .17 under COMAR 09.13.08 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements. This action was considered by the Board at a public meeting held on May 2, 2012, notice of which was published in 39:8 Md. R. 590 (April 20, 2012).

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to add new regulations to allow land surveyors who are licensed as professional engineers to use CPC credits earned as a condition of renewal of their engineer‘s license towards the surveyors‘ CPC license requirements and also to accept credits earned by surveyors in other states as meeting the CPC requirements in Maryland as long as the credits meet certain criteria established in the regulations.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Pamela J. Edwards, Executive Director, Board for Professional Land Surveyors, 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6262, or email to pamedwards@dllr.state.md.us, or fax to 410-333-0021. Comments will be accepted through December 17, 2012. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Board for Professional Land Surveyors during a public meeting to be held on January 2, 2013, at 500 N. Calvert Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.16 Dual Licensees.
A licensee who maintains current licenses in the State of Maryland both as a professional land or property line surveyor and as a professional engineer shall comply with the CPC requirements set forth in COMAR 09.23.06 applicable to licensed professional engineers, except that a minimum of 1/3 of the units earned shall be gained from the qualifying programs on a land surveying subject as set forth in Regulations .03 and .05 of this chapter.

.17 CPC Units Earned in Other States.
The Board will accept CPC units earned for activities completed in other jurisdictions, provided that the activities and programs are consistent with and comply with the requisite criteria set forth in this chapter and the licensee otherwise fulfills all other applicable license renewal requirements of this chapter.

JOHN V. METTEE III
Chair
State Board for Professional Land Surveyors