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December 13, 2018

NSPE has raised objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed elimination of a requirement that closed vent emissions system modifications be reviewed and sealed by a professional engineer. The objections were outlined in a public comment to the agency, which is reconsidering emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector.

November 28, 2018

Though no one wants to face disciplinary actions, it’s important to know what your professional responsibilities are if it ever happens. So NSPE has compiled information that details the self-reporting requirements of each state, including the types of information that must be shared, and thresholds that trigger them. NSPE members can access the report for free. It is available to non-members for a $9.95 fee.

November 19, 2018

As the push for automated vehicles continues in industry and government, NSPE is once again urging the Department of Transportation to give greater attention to public safety.

November 16, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board’s new report on the deadly pipeline explosion in Massachusetts in September calls for a significant legislative change that NSPE has strongly advocated for years: elimination of professional engineer licensure exemptions.

November 12, 2018

Which states recognize the structural engineering license? It’s one of the most common questions from professional engineers looking to market their expertise across state lines. Due to the perceived risk involved and the increased complexity of structural design requirements, many states have begun to recognize structural engineers separately from professional engineers and increase their licensing requirements.

October 31, 2018

Under the leadership of NSPE, several engineering societies have submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission thanking the commission for its continual use of professional engineers but requesting that the FCC revise language in public notices indicating that a licensed professional engineer does not have to have an engineering license.

The recent FCC Public Notice DA 18-887 includes a reference to a “professional engineer,” but without the requirement of licensure:

October 29, 2018

Earning a professional engineering license requires a candidate to meet specific education and experience requirements and successfully complete two exams. The education requirements vary by state. In some cases, a degree in engineering technology from an accredited program is enough; however, in others it is not.

October 11, 2018

President Trump has approved a five-year Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization that includes an NSPE-backed amendment to expand the use of qualifications-based selection on federally funded airport projects.

October 1, 2018

NSPE has alerted the US Trade Representative to Canadian licensing rules that unfairly restrict US PEs from practicing north of the border.

September 17, 2018

As predicted, Hurricane Florence has made a devastating impact and affected millions of people across the Carolinas, bringing wind damage, power outages, coastal flooding, and sadly, the loss of life. NSPE’s thoughts remain with all of those affected, and those still in harm’s way as inland flooding continues to be a danger.