WSR 17-11-074
[Filed May 18, 2017, 8:41 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Topographic map requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 58.24.040(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 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 standard for a topographic map that can stand on its own apart from boundary standards. 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 standards are specifically for topographic maps.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington department of licensing, board of registration for engineers and land surveyors. The rules developed and adopted by the department of natural resources are used by the board of registration to monitor professional practice and cases of discipline.
Process for Developing New Rule: Full rule-making process, notification via listserv, email to stakeholders, and hearings.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Patrick J. Beehler, PLS., 1111 Washington Street S.E., Mailstop 47030, Olympia, WA 98504-7030, direct (360) 902-1181, fax (360) 902-1778, email WAC hearings are planned for Vancouver, Spokane, and Seattle.
May 12, 2017
Angus W. Brodie
Deputy Supervisor
for State Uplands