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NO. 77. AN ACT RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS FOR LAND SURVEYORS.

(S.279)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 26 V.S.A. § 2602 is added to read:

§ 2602. MEASUREMENTS

(a) A land surveyor may use either of the following measurement standards:

(1) Accuracy Measurements. The minimum positional tolerance of any point on the subject boundary shall be: 0.03 feet plus 1:10000 for urban surveys; 0.05 feet plus 1:5000 for suburban surveys; 0.25 feet plus 1:5000 for rural surveys; and 1.0 feet plus 1:500 for mountain/marshlands surveys.

(2) Precision Measurements. The minimum traverse precision ratio, after angles are balanced and closure is calculated, shall be: 1:10000 for urban or suburban surveys; 1:5000 for rural surveys; and 1:500 for mountain/marshlands surveys.

(b) The degree of accuracy or precision of horizontal and vertical survey measurements shall be determined, or agreed to, by the surveyor.

(c) The surveyor shall select and employ proper field procedures, instrumentation and personnel to achieve the accuracies or the precision ratio selected as appropriate.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE; SUNSET; APPLICATION

This act shall take effect upon passage, shall expire on July 1, 1999 and shall apply retroactively to January 1, 1998.

Approved: April 7, 1998