July 10, 2017
NSPE Executive Director Mark Golden testified at an EPA hearing on July 10 to fight efforts to stop a critical final rule on oil and natural gas emissions that require a professional engineer to perform critical functions to meet performance standards. In his comments to the EPA, Golden said, “There is no reason or basis for displacing properly enacted final rules at this time.
June 12, 2017
In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, NSPE emphasized the essential role of professional engineers in the nation’s transportation infrastructure. NSPE President Kodi Verhalen, P.E., Esq., F.NSPE, stated, “professional engineer’s education, experience, and professional obligations to protect the public health, safety, and welfare place the professional engineer in a key leadership role in ensuring infrastructure innovation, rebuilding, and growth.
May 30, 2017
NSPE is urging the Department of Energy to include professional engineers in all stages of assessment and development of the electric grid.
May 16, 2017
NSPE and the Professional Engineers of Oregon are urging state legislators to oppose a bill that would enable commercial interior designers to engage in the practice of engineering.
May 11, 2017
NSPE sent a letter to the Office of Personnel Management urging the department to revise its individual occupational requirements for all “Professional Engineering Positions, 0800.” OPM’s use of the term “professional engineering” to define positions that are not professional engineering positions creates substantial confusion about job scope and responsibilities. NSPE, therefore, urges OPM to stop using the term “Professional Engineering Positions” and to retitle the classification as “Engineering Positions.”
May 3, 2017
Education and experience requirements are a vital component of the engineering licensure process. In a new report, NSPE provides a comprehensive overview of state requirements so that NSPE members, state societies, professional engineers, and the public can better understand the laws and regulations that define these requirements for the professional engineer.
April 26, 2017
NSPE submitted public comment to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies urging them to fully fund the US Chemical Safety Board in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
April 18, 2017
NSPE submitted public comment to the California Department of Motor Vehicles urging major revisions to proposed autonomous vehicle regulations in order to ensure public safety.
April 13, 2017
NSPE and the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers beat back legislation (A.B. 353) that would erode occupational licensure in the state.
April 11, 2017
NSPE and the Maine Society of Professional Engineers are opposing legislation that would eliminate continuing education requirements in the state. Currently, professional engineers licensed in Maine must complete 30 professional development hours every two years.