WSR 17-23-071
[Filed November 13, 2017, 11:23 a.m.]
Supplemental Notice to WSR 17-15-076.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-11-074.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Topographic map requirements, the proposed rule is an addition to chapter 332-130 WAC creating a new section that provides requirements for the production of topographic maps prepared by licensed professionals. The department of natural resources (DNR) is authorized by RCW 58.24.040(1) to "Set up standards of accuracy and methods of procedure."
Hearing Location(s): On January 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Natural Resources Building, Room #342, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA.
Date of Intended Adoption: February 16, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: Patrick J. Beehler, PLS, email, fax 360-902-1778, by February 1, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patrick J. Beehler, PLS, phone 360-902-1181, fax 360-902-1778, email, by February 1, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Topographic surveys and the maps produced to document and display the results are a product of professional practice separate from boundary surveys. Our intention in drafting the proposed WAC is to provide a set of requirements for a topographic map that can stand on its own apart from boundary survey map requirements as set in WAC 332-130-150. The proposed requirements are specifically for topographic maps.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: There are currently no requirements for the production of topographic maps by licensed professionals. Critical and pertinent information is often missing from the final map. This proposal will direct the professional to provide information that is needed for the intelligent interpretation of the final topographic map. The proposed rule will be used by the board of registration for engineers and land surveyors to assure compliance. The language shown below is a revision to the previous language as included with the CR-102 issued as WSR 17-15-076. The revisions eliminate certain items that may have been confusing and subject to interpretation.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 58.24.040(1).
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 58.24.040(1).
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: DNR, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Patrick J. Beehler, DNR, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, 360-902-1181; Implementation: Kristina Horton, DNR, 901 88th Street S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, 360-902-1197; and Enforcement: Board of Registration for PE and LS, 6135 Martin Way East, Lacey, WA 98516, 360-664-1564.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. There is no fiscal impact to the professional surveyor preparing the topographic map.
November 7, 2017
Angus Brodie
Deputy Supervisor
State Uplands
WAC 332-130-145 Topographic map requirements.
The following requirements shall apply to topographic mapping surveys performed by individuals licensed under chapters 18.43, 18.96, and 18.210 RCW. Such requirements should be considered minimum only. The professional conducting the work will determine what precision and accuracy are expected to be utilized for topographic mapping services necessitating various levels of accuracy. Negotiation, requests, and contractual requirements with clients, jurisdictions or other professionals will determine the specifics and quality of the information provided.
The following elements shall be included on every topographic map.
(1) Graphic information:
(a) North arrow;
(b) Map scale and graphic scale bar;
(c) Legend of symbols used;
(d) Company and licensee contact information;
(e) Seal and signature of licensee.
(2) Statements of clarification of information shown on topographic mapping.
(a) Vertical datum used (such as "assume," "NAVD 88," NSRS, etc.);
(b) Purpose or intended use of topographic mapping;
(c) Basis of elevations citing benchmark(s) used with elevation(s);
(d) Source of contours;
(e) Sufficient labeling to determine contour interval(s);
(f) Project bench marks established (if any);
(g) Statement of elevations and contour accuracy and limitation of use;
(h) Source of boundary information.
(3) Utilities information:
(a) Source of surface markings;
(b) Statement of positional limitation of utility depiction;
(c) A statement of the scope of work between the project owner and the licensee regarding the comprehensiveness, exclusions, and limits of the utility investigations leading to these utility depictions.