In October, the Trenton-based trade association asked the board to clarify New Jersey rules that, since 1992, have stated that engineers could not prepare topographic surveys-documents showing the location, distance and elevation of existing features on a property However, the rules allow engineers to make certain surveying measurements that are necessary for the design or construction of an engineering project, as long as the measurements are not related to properly boundary lines. Under proposed new rules that the board issued last November in response to the NJSPE request, engineering measurements pertain only to features and structures shown on an existing boundary and topographic survey that has been prepared by a land surveyor.
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