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49 Pa. Code § 37.1. Definitions.

GENERAL PROVISIONS


§ 37.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   ABET—The Nationally-recognized accrediting body that accredits undergraduate engineering programs offered by colleges and universities in the United States. ABET was formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

   ASBOG—The National Association of State Boards of Geology.

   Act—The Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P. S. § §  148—158.2).

   Board—The State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

   Bureau—The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

   Documents—Specifications, land surveys, reports, plats, drawings, plans, design information and calculations.

   Hearing examiner—An individual appointed by the Board, with the approval of the Governor, to conduct hearings as may be required under the act in accordance with the act and this chapter.

   Jurisdiction—A state, territory or country.

   NCEES—The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

   Office management

     (i)   The term includes mechanical office and business skills, such as typing, speed writing, preparation of advertising copy, development of sales promotion devices, word processing, calculator and computer operation, and internal operations and procedures that do not have a professional interest.

     (ii)   The term does not include the use of technology in delivering engineering, land surveying or geologic services.

   PDHProfessional development hour—Fifty minutes of instruction or presentation relevant to professional practice as defined in section 2 of the act (63 P. S. §  149).

   Practice building

     (i)   Marketing or any other activity that has as its primary purpose increasing the business volume or revenue of a licensee or employer and does not involve the practice of engineering, land surveying or geology as defined in section 2 of the act.

     (ii)   The term includes procuring or offering to procure land surveying work for the licensee or others and managing or conducting as managers, proprietors or agents any place of business from which land surveying work is solicited, performed or practiced as included in the definition of ‘‘practice of land surveying’’ in section 2(d) of the act. This term includes procuring or offering to procure engineering or geologic work for the licensee or others and managing or conducting as managers, proprietors or agents any place of business from which engineering or geologic work is solicited, performed or practiced.

     (iii)   The term does not include education in a professional area merely because it would expand the licensee’s skills enabling the licensee to practice in an additional area.

   Special meetings—A meeting scheduled by the Board after the Board’s regular schedule of meetings has been established.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  37.1 amended under sections 4(b) and (l), 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P.S. § §  151(b) and (l), 151.2, 151.3 and 151.4).

Source

   The provisions of this §  37.1 adopted March 30, 1917; amended January 21, 1994, effective January 22, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 518; amended October 25, 1996, effective October 26, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5106; amended June 3, 2011, effective June 4, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2847; amended February 14, 2014, effective February 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 888; amended December 31, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 17. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (370989) to (370990).



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