e-NEWS MAY 2020
IN THIS ISSUE...
  • A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
  • CLSA LOSES FRIEND, BOB STOCKTON
  • NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY -- NSRS MODERNIZATION NEWS 
  • CLSA ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER RELEASES COVID-19 GUIDE
  • COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR THE WORKPLACE 
  • BPELSG ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • CALTRANS HIRING JUNIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
  • 2020 PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN CLSA STORE
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I would like to commend the Chapters that have shifted to virtual meetings during this pandemic. The Orange County and Los Angeles Chapters pulled off a joint meeting via GoToMeeting earlier this month. On May 19 th , the San Francisco Chapter is holding a lunch meeting at noon on Zoom and the San Joaquin Valley Chapter is having a virtual dinner meeting at 6:00pm. The Central Valley Chapter will be hosting a Zoom meeting on May 27th at 6:30pm. All chapters that have sent their meeting notices to headquarters have had their meetings posted on the Calendar page at the CLSA website. If your chapter is having a meeting, please contact Central Office so we can get that meeting posted on the calendar. If your chapter is not having a meeting, or if you don’t belong to a chapter, feel free to contact one of the chapters that is meeting and join in. Virtual meetings are less costly, there is no travel time and usually are a little shorter. If you need help setting up virtual meetings, contact Central Office for support.

I would also like to thank Evan Page and Dave Woolley for allowing their Gaps and Intent Video Presentation from this year’s Fresno Geomatics Conference to be taped and posted on CLSA’s forum webpage . They did an excellent job in presenting two sides of an often misunderstood issue in boundary resolutions. Also, thanks to Orange County Chapter for paying to have the presentation professionally taped and edited and for allowing it to be posted at no cost to the viewer.

Keith Spencer | CLSA President
CLSA LOSES FRIEND, BOB STOCKTON
We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Bob Stockton. Stockton, a civil engineer, was the principal at Rick Engineering in Riverside and was a governor appointee to the state Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.


[ L-R: Bob Stockton (kneeling), Dave Ryan, Steve Wilson, Joan Carr, Dallas Sweeney, Ric Moore, Rob McMillan, and Dan Walsh ]
NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY -- NSRS MODERNIZATION NEWS
Current Situational Difficulties
In the vein of good news / bad news, the current situational difficulties affecting the nation and the world have upended a number of NGS operations. This has allowed NGS to refocus and re-prioritize, but it also has meant grounding GRAV-D flights. See other content later in this newsletter.

Progress in Ongoing Projects
There are currently 24 ongoing NGS projects directly related to NSRS modernization. Here are highlights from a select few:

State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 (Project Manager: Dr. Michael Dennis) March 31, 2020, was the deadline for state stakeholders to submit requests and proposal forms for SPCS2022 zone layers. NGS received 67 forms from 41 states. Requests are for NGS to design zones for a state (36 received from 28 states). Proposals are for states to design their own zones (31 received from 29 states). The deadline for states to submit their proposed designs is March 31, 2021. For states and territories that did not submit forms, NGS will design SPCS2022 zones similar to existing SPCS 83 zones. Maps and data for preliminary NGS designs are available online.
CLSA ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER RELEASES COVID-19 GUIDE
The Orange County Chapter of CLSA has released "COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Health and Safety & Governmental Benefit Guidance.

This document is not intended as and is not legal advice from any lawyer or company. Receipt of this document does not form any sort of attorney/client relationship. You may not rely on this memo for any form of legal advice. In making decisions regarding the statutes and regulations relating to any of these programs, an employer or employee should always consult their own attorney for legal advice.

The linked PDF is a summary of federal, California, and Safety programs Related to Covid-19. It is not exhaustive and is meant to be a summary only. For specifics, please go to the appropriate California or federal website for official information related to these programs.
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BPELSG ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • The Spring 2020 Bulletin for the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is now available. CLICK HERE

  • Prometric has announced today that the temporary closure of their test centers in the United States and Canada has been extended through May 31st, 2020. Prometric will contact all exam candidates who are scheduled for exams during this period and will cancel their original testing appointment in Quarter 2. Those eligibilities will then be processed for eligibility in Quarter 3. Once the Board receives acknowledgement that all eligible names are ready for scheduling in Quarter 3, the Board will email you a new ATT notice for Quarter 3. If you are a civil engineer exam candidate for a California state exam in Quarter 2, you do not need to do anything at this time. We will send you a new ATT notice and then you can contact Prometric to schedule your exam during Quarter 3. Please be advised that Prometric continuously updates its website with current information. You can visit their website HERE.s take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"
CALTRANS HIRING JUNIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
CLSA 2020 PUBLICATIONS
The 2020 versions of the Subdivision Map Act, PLS Act and Complete/Refill package are currently available in the CLSA Store. Sales orders are being filled during the current stay at home orders.

Click here to visit the CLSA Store.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Offers a $.07 per page discount and will automatically donate $.10 per page to CLSA when members download courthouse documents through this website. These instruments include Deeds, Easements, Rights-of-Way, Releases, Liens, etc.
Save up to 60% on your office supplies. Click on the Office Depot Logo to begin utilizing the CLSA-Office Depot Discount Program. If you do not know your username and password, or for more information, contact the  CLSA Central Office .
The CLSA Education Foundation was established in 1993 and is committed to supporting land surveying students and programs. Last year over $50,000 in scholarship aid was provided to land surveying students. 
 
Donating to the Education Foundation is easy! Click HERE  to donate via PayPal.
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