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7150 Page 1 of 2 7151.03 - Policy. Each document containing a written description of lands and/or interest in land shall be approved as to legal sufficiency of form by the Forest Land Surveyor (or Regional Land Surveyor as applicable) before document is signed and recorded. Descriptions for wilderness and other administrative boundaries shall be reviewed by the Forest Land Surveyor before publication. 7152.03 - Policy. 1. Legal b. All contacts about surveying services with the BLM shall be routed through the Forest Land Surveyor, and then sent on to the Regional Land Surveyor. 2. Administration c. Forests shall be responsible for establishing a technical and legal peer review for each land survey plat. Reviews shall be accomplished by individual arrangement between neighboring Forests (or other similar arrangement) before the plat is entered into the public record. f. Where economically feasible all surveys shall be tied to a National Geodetic Reference System. g. All cadastral contracts awarded in the Region shall contain a clause regarding cultural resource protection and shall make reference to the R-3 Cultural Resources Handbook, FSH 2309.24. h. No changes or modifications shall be made to any plat or other document sealed by a professional land surveyor without his/her written concurrence. 4. Public Relations d. The Forests will maximize the use of co-op surveying opportunities. Sole source procurement of surveying services through adjoining landowner co-op participation can be justified using the "Determinations and Findings" statement issued in the Region. WO SUPPLEMENT 7100-91-1 7150 EFFECTIVE DATE: 01/11/1991 Page 2 of 2 DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. FSM 7100 – ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 7150 - SURVEYING 7152.6 - Standards. 2. Monumentation Standards a. Corner monuments: (2) Driven or drilled monuments may be used when and where appropriate. See EM 7150-3, Land Surveying Guide for details. 3. Property Boundary Line Marking and Posting. e. The Region 3 line visibility standard is as follows: Lines shall be marked to a minimum necessary level, no painting, no brushing of lines, and posted to class B (longitudinally visible) standards. See EM 7150-3 Land Surveying Guide for details. Alternate standards may be requested by the land manager on a project by project basis. (1) All property boundary signs shall be placed within 1 foot of the true property line. A minimum fence post length of 5 feet may be used where appropriate. 4. Boundary Maintenance. Each Forest shall establish a maintenance cycle of not more than 20 years in accordance with guidelines given in EM 7150-3. 7153.03 - Policy. 3. The Forest Land Surveyor shall determine the method used to survey and/or describe rights-of-way acquired or granted. A recordable plat and/or metes and bounds description (approved by the Forest Land Surveyor) is required. See EM 7150-3, Land Surveying Guide for details. 7153.2 - Operations. Training. To remain current with new technologies and future legislative actions, all Region 3 land surveyors shall be required to attend formalized training or continuing education classes on an annual basis. This shall be included in the annual cadastral workshop if possible. The Regional Office will organize or help organize training for the surveying technicians on the Forests in new technologies and other land law topics as needed.
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