WSR 18-11-132
[Filed May 23, 2018, 9:35 a.m.]
Supplemental Notice to WSR 17-15-076 and 17-23-071.
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 is authorized by RCW 58.24.040(1) to "Set up standards of accuracy and methods of procedure."
Hearing Location(s): On June 29, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., at the Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Building, Room #342, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA.
Date of Intended Adoption: August 3, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: Patrick J. Beehler, PLS, CFedS, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7030, email, fax 360-902-1178, 360-902-1181, by July 9, 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 survey maps. 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. 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: Department of natural resources, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Patrick J. Beehler, PLS, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, 360-902-1181; Implementation: Kristina Horton, PLS, 801 88th Avenue S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501-7019, 360-902-1190; and Enforcement: Board of Registration, PE and LS, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, 360-664-1571.
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 little or no additional cost to the professional preparing the topographic map.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules are adopting or incorporating by reference without material change federal statutes or regulations, Washington state statutes, rules of other Washington state agencies, shoreline master programs other than those programs governing shorelines of statewide significance, or, as referenced by Washington state law, national consensus codes that generally establish industry standards, if the material adopted or incorporated regulates the same subject matter and conduct as the adopting or incorporating rule; and rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
May 21, 2018
Duane Emmons
Acting Deputy Supervisor
State Uplands
WAC 332-130-145Topographic map requirements.
For the purposes of this section, a topographic map is a type of map, drawn to scale, which depicts the horizontal and vertical positions of the features represented. Usually, contour lines and spot elevations are used to depict surface relief, but a variety of methods can be used to show changes in terrain. A contour line is a line connecting places of equal elevation. A topographic map may show natural and/or fabricated features, existing terrain and/or design surfaces.
The following requirements shall apply to topographic maps prepared by professionals registered under chapters 18.43 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.
(1) The following elements must be included on every topographic map:
(a) Vertical datum used (such as "assumed," "NAVD 88," "NSRS," "unknown");
(b) North arrow;
(c) Map scale and graphic scale bar;
(d) Legend of symbols used;
(e) Licensee name and contact information;
(f) Seal and signature of licensee.
(2) Statements of clarification for additional information if it is shown on topographic map:
(a) Basis of elevations citing benchmark(s) used with elevation(s) (such as "city bench mark 20-01, elevation 456.32 feet, GPS observation including metadata");
(b) Purpose or intended use of the topographic map (such as "preliminary plat," "on-site septic design," "civil engineering design");
(c) A description of the source of the contours (such as "contours derived from direct field observations," or "contours shown are from Clallam County's GIS");
(d) Sufficient labeling to determine contour interval(s);
(e) Description of project benchmarks established;
(f) Statement of elevations and contour accuracy (such as "national mapping standards, one-half the contour interval");
(g) Statement on limitation of use (such as "preliminary-not for design");
(h) Source of boundary information (such as record of survey including auditor indexing information, county GIS, etc., and method(s) used to spatially relate area mapped to said boundaries).
(3) Statements of clarification of utility information if it is shown on the topographic map:
(a) Source of utility location (such as "surface markings," "as-built," "potholing," or "direct mapping");
(b) Statement of positional limitation of utility depiction (such as "locations of underground utilities shown hereon are based upon field mapping performed" or "locations of underground utilities shown hereon are based upon as-built maps");
(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.