How to Participate at Board Meetings and in the Rulemaking/Regulatory Process
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS
The schedule of upcoming Board meetings is posted on the Board's web site; Notices and Agendas for the meetings are also posted on the Board's web site 10 days prior to the meeting date. Click here for more information regarding the upcoming meeting dates.
Meetings of the Board are open, and the public is invited to attend. Time is scheduled during the meetings to provide the public with an opportunity to address the Board. The public may speak on items not on the noticed meeting agenda; however, the Board may not take action on such items during the meeting. The public may also speak on items on the noticed meeting agenda before the Board takes action on those items during the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted to the Board, either at the meeting or by submitting them to the Board's Executive Officer at the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, California, 95833. The Board's facsimile number is (916) 263-2246. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to BPELS.Office@dca.ca.gov.
The meetings are held in facilities that are barrier-free in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A person who needs disability-related accommodations or modifications in order to participate in the meeting shall make a request no later than five (5) working days before the meeting to the Board by contacting the Board Liaison at 1-866-780-5370 (toll free) or sending a written request to the Board Liaison at the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, California, 95833.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE RULEMAKING PROCESS
The public may participate in the rulemaking/regulatory process by submitting written comments to the Board or by presenting oral comments at Board meetings (see above for more information). When the Board proposes to adopt, amend, or repeal one of its regulations (Divisions 5 and 29 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations), the public is provided an opportunity to submit written comments during the noticed public comment period. In addition, the public may also present oral comments at the regulatory hearing on the rulemaking proposal. Click here for information on the Board's rulemaking proposals.