The proposed rules of the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design relating to the licensure requirements of professional engineers and land surveyors and an applicant’s existing opportunity for oral examination in lieu of meeting established qualification standards, (Minnesota Rules, Parts 1800.0800, 1800.0900, 1800.2600, 1800.3600) have been assigned to Judge Manuel J. Cervantes.
As part of the rulemaking process, a public hearing was held on November 8, 2011 at in Suite 295, Golden Rule Building, 85 E. 7th Street Place, St. Paul, MN 55101, starting at 9:00 a.m. During the hearing, a twenty calendar-day period was set for the receipt of written comments regarding the proposed rules. Thus, the initial deadline for the submission of written comments in this rulemaking proceeding was 4:30 p.m. on November 28, 2011 .
After the period for submission of written comments ends, state law provides the agency and all interested persons an additional period of five working days for filing a written response to any comments which were submitted during the initial comment period. New matters may not be introduced or raised during this five-day rebuttal period. The five-day rebuttal period will expire at 4:30 p.m. on December 5, 2011 .
Interested members of the public can e-mail, mail, fax, or deliver public comments to Judge Cervantes concerning the proposed rules. His address is as follows:
Honorable Manuel J. Cervantes
Administrative Law Judge
600 North Robert Street
P.O. Box 64620
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620
Judge Cervantes will issue a report with respect to the proposed rules on or about February 3, 2012 .
For copies of the proposed rules, the Statement of Need and Reasonableness, and other materials, visit the website of the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design .
Comments that have been received by Judge Cervantes since November 28, 2011, are posted below: