Serving professionals in engineering, environmental,
and groundwater geology since 1957
You should be aware that the BGG (Board of Registration for Geologists and Geophysicists) has been eliminated effective October 23, 2009, and its responsibilities transferred to the engineer’s board, BPELS (Board of Professional Engineerings and Land Surveyors). This action was taken by legislators under pressure to reach a budget compromise in the form of assembly bill AB 4X 20. In January 2011 AB 1431 becomes law; it changes the BPELS to BPELSG (Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists) and adds a geologist to the Board.

This page will post periodic updates about the status of geologic licensing with the BPELSG.

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July 12 BPELSG Announcements
May 1 BPELSG Announces New Fees
January 1 AB1431 goes into affect. Renames BPELS to BPELSG (Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists). One geologist position is added making this a 15-member Board (1 Geologist, 5 Engineers, 1 Land Surveyor,and 8 Public Members)
January 1 Gov Schwarzenegger appoints geologist Eric Zinn from Santa Cruz as the Geologist Member of BPELSG
October Assembly Bill AB1431 passes and Gov Schwarzenegger signs bill into law
April 8 Status Update On AB1431
February 26 Engineers Union Opposes Adding Geophysicist to BPELS
January Proposed Settlement Agreement
January A) PECG Assembly Bill 1431
B) Preliminary Injunction/Writ of Mandate/Declaratory Relief
C) Potential Settlement Agreement

November AEG So Cal Section letter submitted to BPELS November 2009 Meeting
November November 2009 BPELS Meets in Southern California
Nov. 19 & 20 BPELS meeting in Riverside (announcement & agenda)
Nov. 19 BPELS Town Hall Meeting
Nov. 2 BGG Update
Sep. 7 Call To Action
Sep. 7 BGG-BPELs
Sep. 7 Form Declaration

AEGSC-Political Action Fund
1772-J E. Avenida De Los Arboles, PMB #304
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Charles Nestle

AB 20 4x
The bill to eliminate the BGG and merge functions with the BPELS (in pdf and html format)