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MALSCE News - May 2012

Type:  Featured News  

MALSCE News and Upcoming Events

(from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers)

May 2012


To register online for MALSCE seminars and programs at the MALSCE member rate, you must login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information, contact Diana Gadsby at 617/227-5551 or   dgadsby@engineers.org


Register by May 4 for

Design Professionals Day at the State House: 5-8-12

On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, join other engineers, land surveyors and related professionals as we gather at the Massachusetts State House for our Annual Design Professionals Day.  This is a morning event and we arrange your appointments with your State Senator and State Representative, based on where you live and vote (MA residents) 
More on the Day and the Issues: 
Register by May 4:   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DesignProfessionalsDay2012
Boston MPO Transportation Planning Documents Available for Public Review

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released for public review the draft federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2013–16 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the draft FFY 2013 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The MPO is responsible for programming federal transportation dollars in the Boston region. The TIP specifies the highway and transit projects to be implemented in the region over the next several years and the funding amounts programmed for those projects. The UPWP outlines the transportation planning studies to be conducted in the region in the coming year.

More:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10929&pid=10225

April 2012 ACSM/NSPS Government Affairs Update Download:  April 2012 ACSM/NSPS Government Affairs Update


1.  LightSquared Update
2.  COFPAES Federal Market Conference
3.  HR 4233 --- Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act
4.  FEMA RiskMAP Update
5.  Preservation of Abandoned Railroad Monumentation 

News from NSPS

and the

Coalition to Save Our GPS 

4/30/12 (from the April 2012 ACSM/NSPS Government Affairs Update):  There is very little happening with our LightSquared issue these days. However, that does not mean we can take our eyes off the issue. The FCC is currently reviewing the thousands of comments submitted by various stakeholder groups and their members, and should issue a final ruling on LightSquared soon.

The Federal government put a lot of the LightSquared news on this very useful website: http://www.gps.gov/spectrum/lightsquared/. NSPS will continue to monitor the issue and we will keep MALSCE members informed as the issue progresses. 

MALSCE page on this issue:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10722&pid=10386
Contact NSPS Gov. Affairs Consultant Laurence Socci, laurence@theclagroup.com     if you have questions.

About the Coalition to Save Our GPS Coalition:  http://www.saveourgps.org/

Trig-Star for 2012:  Visit Your Local High School MALSCE's Trig-Star Chair, Don Poole, will help you bring Trig-Star and more information about land surveying careers to a high school near you:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10512&pid=10386
Subscribe to NSPS News and Views - a weekly E-news bulletin Subscribe online, even if you are not a current NSPS member.  View back issues. Link to sign up:   http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?nsps
National Museum of Surveying -Spring Newsletter

This is a pdf of the newsletter:  Link 

More information:  http://www.surveyingmuseum.org/news--events.html

Support SB 1985, Dam safety, repair and removal bill, in the Massachusetts House of Representatives  Help us win passage of SB 1985 in the Mass. House of Representatives.  It is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. 

More:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10865&pid=10225

Link to SB 1985:  https://bitly.com/q6YNWH 

ACSM Radio Hour

Rhonda Rushing, President of Berntsen International, Inc., will join host Curt Sumner on the May 7, 2012 edition of the ACSM Radio Hour.

Rhonda will discuss the 40-year history of the company founded by her father, Peter, and his partner Phillip Peterson from their invention of the W-1-B, the first modern geodetic monument, to today’s smart monuments.

Rhonda will also reflect on her book Lasting Impressions, which highlights the contributions of surveyors to our country, as well as providing her perspectives on the state of our profession.

Join Curt and Rhonda at 11:00 AM EDT on www.americaswebradio.com


Each Monday at 11 AM:  This weekly show features national speakers with Host Curt Sumner on key issues affecting surveyors nationwide.  Listen live, 11 AM Eastern:  www.americaswebradio.com    Click the listen icon on the home page
Past Shows:   http://www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/ACSM.php

MassDOT Municipal Project Guide Available http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10809&pid=10386
Key Dates  See  http://www.malsce.org  for details

5/8/2012, Design Professionals Day at the State House, http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10911&pid=10225

5/10/2012, Cape Cod Chapter Dinner:  Member Appreciation Night:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL_CAPE_5-2012


5/22/2012, 3 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-05.22.12


6/18/2012, TECET Golf Event at Charter Oak, Details: http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=20TH%20ANNUAL%20GOLF%20TOU 


6/23/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-06.23.12


9/13-14/2012, Vermont Society of Land Surveyors (VSLS) 2012 Convention, http://www.vsls.org/


9/21/2012, SAVE THE DATE: MALSCE 2012 Convention, details: TBA

11/2/2012, Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) 2012 Annual Convention, http://www.ctsurveyor.com/


11/16/2012, Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS) 2012 Convention, http://www.rispls.org/

12/6- 7/2012, New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA) 2012 Convention,


Edited by Abbie Goodman for MALSCE, agoodman@engineers.org



















































































































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