Maine Revised Statutes

§4907. Board

The State Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists as established by Title 5, section 12004-A, subsection 19, shall administer this chapter. The board consists of 7 members, 5 of whom are appointed by the Governor from the following categories: One academic geologist; one independent consultant or salaried geologist; one independent consultant or salaried soil scientist; one other soil scientist; and a public member as defined in Title 5, section 12004-A. The 4 geologist members appointed by the Governor must be licensed under this chapter. The 6th and 7th members are the State Soil Scientist with the Maine Soil and Water Conservation Commission, ex officio, and the State Geologist or the State Geologist's designee, who must be a geologist employed in State Government, ex officio. No person, except the public member, is eligible for appointment to the board unless certified under this chapter. [2007, c. 402, Pt. S, §5 (AMD).]

1. Qualifications.  Each member of the board must have been a resident of this State for at least 5 years immediately preceding the appointment.
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. S, §5 (AMD) .]
2. Term.  Appointments are for 5-year terms. Appointments of members must comply with Title 10, section 8009. A board member may be removed for cause by the Governor.
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. S, §5 (AMD) .]
3. Compensation.
[ 1995, c. 397, §65 (RP) .]
4. Meetings; chair.  The board shall meet at least once a year to conduct its business and to elect a chair. Additional meetings must be held as necessary to conduct the business of the board and may be convened at the call of the chair or a majority of the board members.
[ 2013, c. 246, Pt. B, §14 (AMD) .]
5. Hearings.
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. S, §5 (RP) .]
6. Contracts.
[ 1995, c. 397, §66 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1973, c. 558, §1 (NEW). 1975, c. 760, §§8-10 (AMD). 1975, c. 771, §§370,371 (AMD). 1977, c. 78, §§188,189 (AMD). 1979, c. 300, §§1,2 (AMD). 1983, c. 413, §§173-177 (AMD). 1983, c. 553, §46 (AMD). 1983, c. 812, §§243,244 (AMD). 1987, c. 395, §A175 (AMD). 1989, c. 503, §B145 (AMD). 1993, c. 600, §A252 (AMD). 1995, c. 397, §§65,66 (AMD). 2007, c. 402, Pt. S, §5 (AMD). 2013, c. 246, Pt. B, §14 (AMD).