OHWM report Review by NDSPLS

Below and attached are the North Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NDSPLS) comments and concerns with regard to the North Dakota Industrial Commission Docket for Hearing on Case No. 26584 to consider comments on the review of the delineation of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM).

On April 17th, NDSPLS representatives attended the presentation of the technical report to the NDIC. At this time, concerns arose about the report.

The NDSPLS board of directors met for their quarterly meeting on April 20th and the concerns with the report were brought to the attention of the NDSPLS board. Based on these concerns, an ad hoc committee was formed to review the report and prepare technical testimony pursuant to the NDIC

Docket for Hearing. In accordance with the NDIC request for testimony, NDSPLS submitted the attached testimony.

Note that NDSPLS has no financial interest in this report and neither gains nor loses financially in any way from the outcome. NDSPLS respectfully submits this statement because, in our professional opinion, the report does not reflect proper survey principles and practices, which has resulted in many inaccuracies. In fact, we feel the consequences of such a report may reflect poorly on our profession as a whole.

Below are several documents with further information for your review. In addition, There is a public hearing on this issue on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 9:00 am at the ND Heritage Center Auditorium 612 East Boulevard Avenue in Bismarck for anyone wishing to attend.