WSR 04-11-019

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

NATURAL RESOURCES

[ Order 711 -- Filed May 10, 2004, 2:25 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 7, 2004.

Purpose: The rule was originally made to ensure a surveyor's instrument was measuring within tolerances set by the manufacturer. However, with modern electronic distance measuring instruments and new methods, including survey grade G.P.S. units, the method of calibrating has evolved so that the old requirement, of comparing all distance measuring instruments annually to a baseline calibrated by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), doesn't apply. Also, NGS baselines are not available in many areas of the state and many that currently exist are not accessible or are threatened by proposed development.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 332-130-100.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 58.24.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-05-030 on February 11, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 7, 2004

Bruce Mackey

Lands Steward

OTS-6933.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 561, filed 5/11/89)

WAC 332-130-100   Equipment and procedures.   (1) All land boundary surveys filed or recorded shall contain a statement identifying the type of equipment used, such as 10-second theodolite and calibrated chain, or 10-second theodolite and electronic distance measuring unit, and procedures used, such as field traverse, photogrammetric survey, global positioning system survey or a combination thereof to accomplish the survey shown;

(2) All measuring instruments and equipment shall be maintained in adjustment according to manufacturer's specifications ((and all distance measuring instruments shall be, at a minimum, compared and adjusted annually to a National Geodetic Survey calibrated baseline)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 58.24.040(1). 89-11-028 (Order 561), 332-130-100, filed 5/11/89.]

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