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Retracement V



Retracement V – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is First Beat v. ECC, LLC, Alabama Court of Appeals 2007. This case studies retracement surveying in the Public Land Surveying System (PLSS) context. There is much confusion in the land surveying community over the land surveyor’s duties and responsibilities with regard to retracement and the requirements of federal law vis-à-vis the BLM’s “Manual of Surveying Instruction.” This case focuses on the applicable federal law relevant to the retracement of a quarter-quarter section line. Four surveyors seem to have four different opinions on that very subject. See how the court settled the case with reference to federal law. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 8 pages. This 10-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.