WSR 17-15-076
[Filed July 14, 2017, 2:31 p.m.]
Original Notice.
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 a licensed land surveyor. The department of natural resources (DNR) is authorized by RCW 58.24.040 to set up standards of accuracy and methods of procedure as they relate to the practice of professional land surveying.
Hearing Location(s): Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Science Building, Room 125, Vancouver, WA 98663, on August 22, 2017, at 6 p.m.; at the Renton Tech Annex, 3407 N.E. 2nd Street, Room 113, Renton, WA 98056, on August 23, 2017, at 6 p.m.; and at the Hilton Garden Inn at Spokane Airport, 9015 West Highway 2, Spokane, WA 99224, on August 31, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 22, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Patrick J. Beehler, PLS, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7030, email, fax (360) 902-1778, by September 8, 2017.
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 land surveying 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 332-130-050. It may be that maps produced by a professional land surveyor will have some elements of several or all of the different types of surveys. The proposed requirements are specifically for topographic maps.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: There are currently no requirements for the production of topographic maps by licensed professional land surveyors. Critical and pertinent information is often missing from the final map. This proposal will direct the land surveyor 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.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 58.24.040.
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 98504-7030, (360) 902-1181; Implementation: Kristina Horton, DNR, 801 88th Street S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501-7019, (360) 902-1197; and Enforcement: Board of Registration for PE and LS, 6135 Martin Way East, Lacey, WA 98516, (360) 664-1564.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no fiscal impact to the professional surveyor preparing the topographic map.
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.
July 14, 2017
Angus W. 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 vertical information provided.
The following elements shall be included on every survey map that has topographic information.
(1) Graphic information:
(a) North arrow;
(b) Scale bar;
(c) Legend of symbols used;
(d) Company and licensee contact information;
(e) Seal and signature of licensee.
(2) Statements of clarification of vertical information shown on mapping.
(a) Vertical datum used;
(b) Purpose or intended use of topographic mapping (if relevant);
(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.
(3) Boundary information (if shown).
(a) Source of the boundary information as required by WAC 196-23-020 (3)(c) if map is not prepared by a professional land surveyor;
(b) A record of survey prepared by a professional land surveyor is required if monuments are set per chapter 58.09 RCW;
(c) Survey map requirements as listed in WAC 332-130-050.
(4) Underground utilities information (if shown).
(a) Source of surface markings (if any);
(b) Statement of accuracy of utility line depiction;
(c) Notification if utility line not exposed or marked for location purposes;
(d) Statement of underground utility depiction purpose and limitations of use.