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National Surveyors Week
The much anticipated National Surveyors Week kit is now available. The kit is a joint effort between NSPS and NCEES. Click on the image of Mount Rushmore to download the kit.
Now Processes both Amendment and Revision Requests
FEMA has successfully launched new capabilities to the Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC)! Requestors may now submit both Amendment and Revision applications through Online LOMC. This convenient web tool is now an alternative to the paper MT-EZ, MT-1, and MT-2 forms.
There are many benefits to applying for a LOMC online:
¨ Submit, pay, and upload supporting documentation for all LOMC requests through one single online platform
¨ Applicants may save information online and finish applying at their convenience
¨ Clear and intuitive interface makes applying user-friendly
¨ Frequent applicants can manage multiple LOMC requests online
¨ Applicants can check their application status in real-time
¨ More efficient communications with LOMC processing staff
For more information about Online LOMC, visit www.fema.gov/online-lomc. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filing a Complaint with the State Board for Professional Land Surveyors
by John Campbell, Prof. LS
I was recently asked to prepare an article concerning the proper procedure for filing a complaint with the State Board for Professional Land Surveyors (the Board). The process is quite simple and is explained more in detail below. Let me begin, however, by saying that it is improper, unprofessional and unethical to attempt to file a complaint against anyone by the following methods:
Approaching a Board member at a social function;
Sending an anonymous letter to the Board’s office;
Sending an email, to a Board member with a piece of incriminating evidence attached; or
the worst yet:
Driving to a Board member’s private residence and anonymously inserting a piece of the alleged damaging proof in the mailbox (Editor’s Note: It is a Federal Offense to place anything which is not U.S. Mail into a mailbox.) <read more>
New!! FEMA Elevation Certificate Now Available
The latest version of the Elevation Certificate has finally been issued in its entirety (having first been posted November 12 with missing pages). The FEMA library states that there will be a 12-month phase in of the revised form, with that transition period beginning August 1, 2012 (the date stamped on the form, not when it was released to the public). The new form must be used after July 31, 2013. <read more and download the form here>
Maryland Society of Surveyors maintains a listing of Job Opportunities. Please reply directly to the ad posted.
Update on Plan Maryland
The Maryland department of Planning has issued an update on PlanMaryland implementation. Here is the link to the update: http://plan.maryland.gov/implementPlan/implementPlan.shtml
We are pleased to announce that MSS has been approved by Maryland Board for Professional Engineers, DLLR, as a provider of Continuing Professional Competency for Professional Engineers.
This approval should prove to be beneficial for our members who are dual-licensed. In the future, courses that are applicable for engineers will be so noted.
Statutory Laws of Maryland Relating to Land Surveyors ~ The Red Book
The Maryland Society of Surveyors is now making available the Statutory Laws of Maryland Relating to Land Surveyors (Red Book). This hardbound, 380-page text, which includes a CD-ROM, is a collection of the most recent and pertinent Maryland statutes and rules that offers a legal starting point and a reference work for land surveyors in the State of Maryland, and to anyone interested in the legal aspects of the practice of land surveying. This is the text that was used in the MSS Professional Development Series of seminars featuring James Demma, Esq. The cost is $105.00 which includes shipping and handling.
To order your copy please click here. You can pay online or print out an invoice to mail with your payment.
Red Book Supplement (2011)
This publication is an update to original Red Book (Statutory Laws of Maryland Relating to Land Surveyors/ Cost is $35.00 which includes shipping and handling. To order your copy please click here. You can pay online or print out an invoice to mail with your payment.