October 10th
Be a Part of the Change: A Guide to Customizing State Plane for 2022
Presented by: Dr. Michael Dennis, National Geodetic Survey
We hope you already know about the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 (SPCS2022). But you may not know how (or whether) you can provide input on the design of SPCS2022 zones. If you want to be a part of the change in SPCS2022, then this webinar will provide useful information—even if you are already acquainted with the request, proposal, and design submittal process.
LSAW Affiliates with AAGS
The LSAW Board of Directors has signed an affiliation agreement with American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS).

LSAW members can now join at the affiliate member rate of $40 (a savings of $140!)
Feedback Requested: Draft Boundary Line Adjustment Model Ordinance
The Survey Advisory Board (SAB) is introducing an “Draft” Boundary Line Adjustment Model Ordinance with the intent to  is to create a minimum consistency requirement for the Boundary Line Adjustment process . We are requesting feedback from the profession. Please download the draft ordinance and whitepaper using the button below. Feedback is requested by October 18th to the  LSAW B.L.A. Ad Hoc Committee Chair Gary Letzring .
LSAW Fall Seminar Series
October 25-26, 2019
Heathman Lodge
Vancouver, WA

A Message from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Public Land Survey Office (PLSO)

The 2019 Washington State Association of County Auditors (WSACA) Conference was held in Tacoma this past September. Bob Knuth, PLSO Manager, was invited to speak. As part of his talk, “Survey Recording Backward & Forward,” Bob advocated a completed and initialed hard copy of the Auditor’s Checklist, RCW 58.09.110 and WAC 332-130-050, by the surveyor be submitted with any map for filing. Bob made it clear that the Auditors could not demand a completed checklist. However, Bob suggested that a completed checklist by the surveyor is a practical way to provide notice to the Auditor that the survey will comply with survey recording requirements without additional scrutiny.

Bob provided the following letter to the Auditors at the conference with the advice that they should only reject a survey or map based on the checklist. He also made it clear that the Auditors should include the checklist, listing the items deficient with the rejected survey. If you have any suggestions, issues or concerns with this approach please contact Bob Knuth. He would happy to speak with you.

801 – 88th Ave. SE Tumwater, WA 98501-7019
Office 360-902-1197, Off hours 707-599-3336
Notice of Public Hearing - WAC 332-130
If you have an interest in monument preservation within rights of way please attend the upcoming public meeting concerning WAC 332-120-080. This proposed addition to WAC 332-130 will, if implemented, facilitate the use of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)s between the Department of Natural Resources and local agencies. The goal of the change is to allow local governments to annually plan and report preserved survey monuments through the temporary removal or destruction permit required in RCW 58.24.040.  This amendment and the MOUs will be used to coordinate survey monument perpetuation/preservation efforts with roadway chip seal resurfacing projects.  
Hearing Date and Location(s) : October 7, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Tumwater Compound, 801 88th Avenue S.E., Main Conference Room, Tumwater, WA 98501-7019.
Link to the WSR with proposed language: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2019/17/19-17-004.htm
Submit written comments to Patrick J. Beehler, PLS
1111 Washington Street S.E., Mailstop 47030, Olympia, WA 98504-7030,
or email pat.beehlr@dnr.wa.gov , fax 360-902-1778, office 360-902-1181,
by October 18, 2019.
Land Corner Record Form Updated & Approved
The DNR has updated the Land Corner Record Form.

Click the link below to download the form and instructions:
Did You Know?
LSAW represents Washington Land Surveyors on a regional level through the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS or WestFed).

LSAW Members Ben Petersen and Jeff Lynch sit on the WFPS Board of Directors which meets three times a year to discuss common issues among the western states.
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Visit the LSAW Calendar for a full listing of LSAW and LSAW Chapter Events.
LSAW Board of Directors Meeting
The LSAW Board of Directors met in August in Wenatchee, WA. Click the links below for more information.

The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held in Vancouver, WA on October 26th.