WSR 20-06-013
[Filed February 20, 2020, 2:33 p.m.]
Supplemental Notice to WSR 19-17-004 and 19-22-078.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-13-055.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 332-120 WAC, memorandum of understanding (MOU) for survey monument perpetuation during pavement preservation treatment projects, and clarification of existing requirements.
Hearing Location(s): On April 10, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., at DNR Tumwater Compound, 801 88th Avenue S.E., Main Conference Room, Tumwater, WA 98501-7019.
Date of Intended Adoption: April 23, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Patrick J. Beehler, PLS, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Mailstop 47030, Olympia, WA 98504-7030, email, fax 360-902-1778, 360-902-1181, by April 10, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Creation of an MOU process for agencies conducting pavement preservation projects to allow a reasonable and cost effective way for agencies to be in compliance with RCW 58.24.040(8). Adds the requirement to comply with the applicable sections of the Survey Recording Act, chapter 58.09 RCW. Adds definitions and clarifies existing language.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Pavement preservation projects temporarily cover visible survey monuments in the road surface, but do not physically remove them. A pavement preservation project has limited impact on accessibility and use of survey monument positions. The MOU process will provide a cost savings to both the agencies and the department of natural resources (DNR).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 58.24.040(8).
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 58.24.040(8).
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, PLS, Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7030, 360-902-1181; Implementation and Enforcement: Bob R. Knuth, PLS, DNR Tumwater Compound, 801 88th Avenue S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501-7019, 360-902-1190.
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.A cost savings is anticipated due to the MOUs setting up reporting systems and not requiring monument removal permits.
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 adopt, amend, or repeal a procedure, practice, or requirement relating to agency hearings; or a filing or related process requirement for applying to an agency for a license or permit.
February 13, 2020
Angus W. Brodie
Deputy Supervisor
State Uplands
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-06-034, filed 2/25/94, effective 3/28/94)
WAC 332-120-020Definitions.
The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:
Covering: The physical covering of a survey monument such that the physical structure is no longer visible or readily accessible.
Department: The department of natural resources.
Engineer: Any person authorized to practice the profession of engineering under the provisions of chapter 18.43 RCW who also has authority to do land boundary surveying pursuant to RCW 36.75.110, 36.86.050, 47.36.010 or 58.09.090.
Geodetic control point: Points established to mark horizontal or vertical control positions that are part of the National Geodetic Survey Network.
Land boundary survey corner: A point on the boundary of any easement, right of way, lot, tract, or parcel of real property; a controlling point for a plat; or a point which is a General Land Office or Bureau of Land Management survey corner.
Land corner record: The record of corner information form as prescribed by the department of natural resources pursuant to chapter 58.09 RCW.
Land surveyor: Any person authorized to practice the profession of land surveying under the provisions of chapter 18.43 RCW.
Local control point: Points established to mark horizontal or vertical control positions that are part of a permanent government control network other than the National Geodetic Survey network.
Parcel: A part or portion of real property including but not limited to GLO segregations, easements, rights of way, aliquot parts of sections or tracts.
Pavement preservation treatment: Asphalt light bituminous applications such as slurry, micro seal, cape and chip seal treatments that are typically less than 5/8 inch thick.
Removal or destruction: The physical disturbance ((or covering)) of a monument such that the ((survey point is))physical structure no longer ((visible or readily accessible))marks the location of the land boundary position.
Survey monument: The physical structure, along with any references or accessories thereto, used to mark the location of a land boundary survey corner, geodetic control point, or local control point.
Survey Recording Act: The law as established and designated in chapter 58.09 RCW.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-06-034, filed 2/25/94, effective 3/28/94)
WAC 332-120-060Project completionPerpetuation of the original position.
(1) After completion of the activity that caused the removal or destruction of the monument, a land surveyor or engineer shall, unless specifically authorized otherwise:
(a) Reset a suitable monument at the original survey point or, if that is no longer feasible;
(b) Establish permanent witness monuments easily accessible from the original monument to perpetuate the position of the preexisting monument.
(2) Land boundary survey monumentation required by this chapter shall meet the requirements of the RCW 58.09.120 and 58.09.130.
(3) After completion of the remonumentation, the land surveyor or engineer shall complete the report form required by this chapter and forward it to the department.
(4) ((Additionally, after remonumenting any corner originally monumented by the GLO or BLM, a land corner record form shall also be filed with the county auditor as required by the Survey Recording Act.))A record of survey or land corner record shall be completed as required by the Survey Recording Act to document the remonumentation in the public record.
WAC 332-120-080Survey monument preservation MOU for chip seal projects.
The purpose of this section is to cooperatively promote a reasonable method of land survey monument preservation throughout a pavement preservation treatment project in lieu of requiring an application for permit to remove or destroy a survey monument, per WAC 332-120-030.
(1) It is the responsibility of the licensed engineer, or their designee, in responsible charge of any pavement preservation project, which may cover existing visible survey monuments, to search for and identify any such survey monuments within the project limits.
(2) A state, county, or municipal agency conducting annual pavement preservation projects that cover existing survey monuments in the roadway may enter into an MOU with DNR which must include the following requirements:
(a) Annually, prior to the start date of planned pavement preservation projects, send notification to the department of planned projects for that year with road names and mileposts and/or beginning and ending intersections, including start date and expected date of completion;
(b) Acknowledgment of the agency's responsibility to ensure that all known survey monuments within the project area are located and protected;
(c) All monuments that were covered during a project shall be uncovered and made accessible after completion of annual activities; and
(d) The professional engineer in responsible charge of pavement preservation projects shall submit an annual letter to the department certifying that the affected monuments were uncovered.
(3) An agency which does not enter into an MOU under this section is required to submit a permit application following WAC 332-120-030 through 332-120-070 for any pavement preservation project that will cover a survey monument.