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Title 11 . Natural Resources
Chapter 53 . (No Regulations Filed)
Section 210. General plat standards

11 AAC 53.210. General plat standards

All plats that are presented to or prepared by the division, with the exception of those types of surveys requiring specific data, as defined within the individual category, must conform to these basic standards unless prior approval for the change has been granted by the director or it is necessary to comply with the standards of the municipal platting authority.

(1) The base sheets must be of good quality linen or mylar at least three mils thick, and be one of three standard sizes: 18 inches by 24 inches, 22 inches by 36 inches, or 31 1 /2 inches by 34 inches. There are no exceptions to the standard size requirement.

(2) The sheets must have the official division title block and border configuration.

(3) All line work must be in the appropriate black drafting ink.

(4) All lettering on the plat must be in the appropriate black ink and be accomplished with mechanical lettering equipment.

(5) All line work and lettering must be of professional quality and all line widths and lettering sizes must be of such size that all information can be clearly shown without overlap or confusion.

(6) When more than one sheet is required, an index sheet must be added showing the entire parcel, with the sheets in numerical order, and each sheet showing the sheet number and total number. When more than one sheet is submitted, only the last need have the approval certificates, but all sheets must be the same size.

(7) The scale must be one inch representing 100 feet unless a request for the use of another scale is approved by the director.

(8) Details, as necessary, must be shown at an appropriate scale.

(9) The plat must have a vicinity map, with a scale of one inch representing one mile in the upper righthand corner, showing sections, townships and ranges, boundaries such as national forest or municipal boundaries, and other prominent physical or natural features such as roads, lakes, or rivers. The source of the base map used must also be indicated.

(10) Nomenclature of the survey need appear in the title block only, unless the division specifically states otherwise.

(11) The basis of bearings and the origin of geographic coordinates must be shown. Bearings shown must be true bearings, and distances shown must be in the foot unit reduced to the true horizontal equivalent, or, at the director's discretion, in the metric unit reduced to the true horizontal equivalent.

(12) Bearings and distances must be shown within the accuracy commensurate with the class of survey being represented. However, plats of Class IV surveys must indicate bearings rounded to the nearest 15 seconds of arc and distances rounded to a tenth of a foot or to one-half decimeter, as appropriate.

(13) In compliance with P.L. 94-168, entitled "Metric Conversion Act 1975," a metric bar scale must be shown on the plat, positioned directly above the title block.

(A) The foot scale must be identical to that used in the survey portion of the plat, with the metric scale adjusted accordingly. Two equations must also be shown: 1 meter = 3.280833 U.S. survey feet, and 1 U.S. acre = 0.4047 hectare. Universal Transverse Mercator (U.T.M.) coordinates must be shown at the position control point of the survey, with the delta alpha and zone number shown directly below. The division will provide these values on request.

(B) A second set of U.T.M. coordinate values must be shown where the basis of bearing is ascertained. The grid U.T.M. bearing must appear on the plat, in parentheses, together with the true bearing, and be labeled as such. On request, the division will compute this information from field data.

(C) At the end of each property description, in parentheses, the equivalent area must be expressed in hectares.

(D) The following note must be added to the plat. "The U.T.M. and metric data is being shown hereon for information purposes only."

(14) An official division legend showing monuments recovered and set for the survey, as well as other monuments used, must be shown.

(15) The date of plat preparation and standard north arrow must be shown.

(16) Certificates must be shown substantially as follows, with the headings capitalized and underlined:

CERTIFICATE OF CLAIMANT (as applicable) I (we) hereby certify that I am (we are) the legal claimant(s) of the property shown hereon and that I (we) hereby approve this plat of survey. (date) ..............................................................., 20 ........ Date Witnessed by: (signature in black ink) (signature in black ink) .................... .................................................. Witness Owner (signature in black ink) (signature in black ink) .................... .................................................. NOTARY'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Subscribed and sworn to before me this ....... day of ........., 20 .... (signature in black ink) .................... Notary for Alaska (date) My commission expires: ....................................................... OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE (all plats) I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am the director, Alaska (name of parcel) Division of Lands, and that the State of Alaska is owner of ................., as shown hereon. I hereby approve this survey and plat for the State of Alaska. (date) (signature in black ink) .................... .................................................. Date Director Alaska Division of Lands NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Subscribed and sworn to before me this ....... day of ........., 20 .... (signature in black ink) .................... Notary for Alaska (date) My commission expires: ....................................................... SURVEYOR'S CERTIFICATE (all plats) I hereby certify that I am properly registered and licensed to practice land surveying in the State of Alaska, that this plat represents a survey made by me or under my direct supervision, that the monuments shown hereon actually exist as described, and that all dimensions and other details are correct. (date) (number) Date .................... Registration Number ......................... (surveyor's seal) (signature in black ink) ....................................................................... Registered Land Surveyor DEDICATION OF EASEMENTS, PUBLIC UTILITIES AND RIGHTS OF WAY (as applicable) I hereby dedicate for public or private use, as noted, all easements, public utility areas, and rights-of-way as shown and described hereon. (date) (signature in black ink) Date .................... ............................................ Director Alaska Division of Lands SECTION LINE EASEMENT VACATION CERTIFICATE (as applicable) Approval Recommendation State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities The vacation statement, as shown hereon, has been reviewed by the District Office and is hereby recommended for approval by the Commissioner. (signature in black ink) Recommended by: .............................................................. (date) Date .......... (title) Title: ....................................................................... State of Alaska Division of Lands The vacation statement, as shown hereon, has been reviewed by the Division of Lands and is hereby recommended for approval by the Commissioner. (signature in black ink) Recommended by: .............................................................. (date) Date ......................................................................... (title) Title: ....................................................................... The State of Alaska, acting by and through the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources and the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, does hereby state and declare that the State of Alaska vacates and releases all rights and title to any and all portions of section line easements for public highways reserved to it under AS 19.10.010 (specific area delineated on attached plat). (date) Approved: ................. Date: ..................................... (signature in black ink) .............................................................................. Commissioner Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (date) Approved: ................. Date: ..................................... (signature in black ink) .............................................................................. Commissioner Department of Natural Resources LESSEE CERTIFICATE(S) (as applicable) I (we), the undersigned, hereby certify that I am (we are) the lessee(s) as shown hereon. I (we) hereby approve this survey and plat. (number) (number) ADL No. ............... Tract ......................................... (signature in black ink) date .................... Date ............................................. (name - same as signature) (number) (number) ADL No. ............... Tract ......................................... (signature in black ink) date .................... Date ............................................. (name - same as signature) NOTARY'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Subscribed and sworn to before me this ....... day of ........., 20 .... (signature in black ink) .................... Notary for Alaska

(date)

My commission expires: ....................................................... APPROVAL CERTIFICATE (as applicable) This plat has been reviewed and found to be in compliance with applicable provisions of law, and is hereby approved. (date) (signature in black ink) .................... ................................................. Date Director Alaska Division of Lands

(17) Certificates that are required by a municipal platting authority must be shown.

History: Eff. 3/27/80, Register 73

Authority: AS 38.04.045

AS 38.04.900

AS 38.05.020


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