NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 112 § 81E and M.G.L. c. 30A, the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors will hold a public hearing relative to a proposed amendment to its regulations at 250 CMR 3.00. The proposed regulation seeks to change the description of the licensure examination for professional engineers to reflect the recently increased length of the structural engineer examination prepared by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in the first floor conference rooms at the Board's offices at 1000 Washington Street Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100. Interested parties will be given an opportunity to present testimony orally or in writing at the hearing. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2011. Written comments may be mailed to the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100, Attention Erin LeBel, Executive Director or emailed to Erin.email@example.com. A copy of the proposed regulations may be obtained at the Board's website at http://www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/en or by contacting the Board at 617-727-9957.
SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT STATEMENT FOR AMENDMENTS TO BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS 250 CMR 3.00: Application and Examination
In accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, § 2, the Board submits the following small business impact statement:
The Board licenses individuals not businesses. The proposed regulation describes the examination process for individuals seeking licensure as professional engineers. It does not set requirements for small businesses. The proposed regulation does not impose any reporting, record keeping or other administrative requirement on small businesses. Individual applicants seeking licensure as structural engineers will pay increased examination costs due to the increased length of the examination. The proposed regulation does not specify performance or design standards. The proposed regulation does not duplicate or conflict with any other regulation of the Board, the Division of Professional Licensure, or any other state agency. The proposed regulation is necessary to remain consistent with national standards. It should not have any effect on the formation of new businesses in the Commonwealth.