WSR 07-23-074

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

NATURAL RESOURCES

[ Filed November 19, 2007, 2:42 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 332-130 WAC, Minimum standards for land boundary surveys and geodetic surveys and guidelines for the preparation of land descriptions and chapter 332-120 WAC, Survey monuments -- Removal or destruction.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 58.24.030, 58.24.040, 58.09.050, and 58.17.160.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: For clarification and to bring existing rules up to date with current technology and updating survey standards and monument removal procedures.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Gwen Roy, PLS, Manager Public Land Survey Office, Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 47060, Olympia, WA 98504-7060, phone (360) 902-1181, fax (360) 902-1191, gwen.roy@dnr.wa.gov. Meetings will be scheduled with the DNR survey advisory board and LSAW along with public meetings as necessary.

November 14, 2007

Bruce Mackey

Lands Steward

Washington State Code Reviser's Office