AASG survey on Geologic Mapping due November 2

We all use geologic mapping and know its value and importance to the work that we do. The American Association of State Geologists (AASG) is conducting a national assessment of the economic benefits of geological mapping.  

This link directs you to an online questionnaire, focusing on your use/potential use of geological maps and associated reports, and the value of that use to your business or activity. It will be used nationally and by individual States to justify their geological mapping and associated societal benefits to Congress, state general assemblies, and the public.   The survey takes about 20 minutes.  

For further information on the importance of the study and to see two statewide examples of the cost and benefit studies of geological mapping, visit PCPG's dedicated web page on this topic where you'll be able to read the full special email bulletin sent to our readers on October 7.  Please complete this very important survey by November 2, 2020.   

Act 53 of 2020 impacts professional licensure in Pennsylvania 

Posted 10 July 2020: Professionals that may have previously been denied licensure due to criminal history will now be permitted to have their application considered by the respective boards. Senate Bill 637 (PN 1815), signed by the Governor on July 1 as Act 53 of 2020, requires occupational licensure boards and commissions to apply one common set of rules when considering whether to deny, suspend, or revoke a license on the basis of a criminal conviction.

Pennsylvania NCWS applications now require PG certification
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water has revised and issued new Non-Community Water System Application (NCWSA) forms.  The revised NCWSA now consist of six modules for the purpose of documenting well construction and aquifer performance, treatment system specifications, cataloging treatment system chemicals, pumping equipment details, water storage configuration, and details on the drinking water distribution system.  Module 1, titled “Groundwater Source”, requires certification by a professional geologist licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Visit PADEP’s website to download the six modules and instructions for completing and submitting a NCWSA.

ASBOGĀ® Exam Dates

  • October 2, 2020 (Application deadline 6/15/20)
  • March 19, 2021 (Application deadline 11/15/20)
  • October 1, 2021 (Application deadline 6/15/21)

More information is available by visiting the ASBOGĀ® web site.

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