NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Engineers and Architects will hold a rulemaking hearing on the 5th day of August 2022, commencing at 8:30 a.m., to be held at the Lincoln Community Foundation Building, 215 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor, large conference room.
The PURPOSE of the hearing is to take testimony and evidence about adoption, amendments, and additions to Title 110, Chapters 2, 6, 9, and 10. This action is proposed to implement Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 81-3401 to 81-3455, consistent with the authority granted by the law and with constitutionality. The subject matter and scope of rulemaking action are as follows:
The Board of Engineers and Architects is implementing changes to its regulations primarily to update the Board’s rules. The main topics to be considered through these proposals include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Regarding Rule 18.104.22.168, lowering the number of general education hours that the Board may remove for applicants who do not hold a EAC/ABET- or CEAB-accredited degree and who have been evaluated as not meeting the NCEES Engineering Education Standard,
- Deleting Rule 22.214.171.124 to harmonize with changes made to the E&A Regulation Act by LB755 in 2020 as it relates to engineering experience and the PE Exam,
- In Chapter 6, adding rules related to information that licensees and organizations must include in technical submissions,
- Modifying rules in Section 9.7 relating to continuing education audits, and
- Adding Rule 10.2.5 to define the term “farm building.”
This hearing is being conducted under the provisions of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-907 which provides that DRAFT COPIES OF THE PROPOSED RULES ARE AVAILABLE for public examination at the Board of Engineers and Architects and at the Office of the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68508. The draft copy of the proposed rules and a clean draft are also available on the Board of Engineers and Architects website at ea.nebraska.gov.
There is expected to be no fiscal impact from amending these regulations on political subdivisions and the Board of Engineers and Architects. There is expected to be no financial impact to the regulated public, license applicants, and licensees.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are invited to ATTEND and TESTIFY orally or by written submission at the hearing. Interested persons may also submit written comments prior to the hearing, which will be made part of the record at the time of hearing if received by the Board of Engineers and Architects by end of business day August 4, 2020. If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate at the hearing, please call (402) 471-2021 no later than ten days before the hearing. TDD users please call (800) 833-7352 and ask the relay operator to call us at (402) 471-2021.