Nrs: Chapter 327 - Nevada Coordinate System; Geographic Names

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CHAPTER 327 - NEVADA COORDINATE SYSTEM;

GEOGRAPHIC NAMES

NEVADA COORDINATE SYSTEM

NRS 327.005           Sole

coordinate system in Nevada for describing land.

NRS 327.010           Designation

of systems; division of State into three zones.

NRS 327.020           Names

of zones.

NRS 327.030           Plane

coordinates.

NRS 327.040           Reference

may be made to either zone when tract extends into another zone.

NRS 327.050           Definitions

of Nevada coordinate systems.

NRS 327.060           Limitations

on use of coordinates in documents to be recorded.

NRS 327.070           Limitation

on use of terms “Nevada Coordinate System of 1927” and “Nevada Coordinate

System of 1983.”

NRS 327.090           Purchaser

or mortgagee need not rely on description depending exclusively on coordinate

system.

GEOGRAPHIC NAMES

NRS 327.100           “Board”

defined.

NRS 327.110           Nevada

State Board on Geographic Names: Creation; purpose.

NRS 327.120           Nevada

State Board on Geographic Names: Composition.

NRS 327.130           Nevada

State Board on Geographic Names: Officers; rules; quorum; meetings;

compensation.

NRS 327.140           Nevada

State Board on Geographic Names: Powers and duties.

NRS 327.150           Changes

in or additions of geographic names: Submission of proposal; preliminary

consideration; final action and notice.

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NEVADA COORDINATE SYSTEM

      NRS 327.005  Sole coordinate system in Nevada for describing land.

      1.  On and after publication of the North

American Datum of 1983 for Nevada by the National Geodetic Survey of the

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or the federal agency which

succeeds it, the Nevada Coordinate System of 1983, which is a transverse

Mercator projection of the North American Datum of 1983, is the sole coordinate

system in Nevada for describing land.

      2.  On and after that date of publication,

the Nevada Coordinate System of 1927 may be used only for purposes of

reference.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1338; A 1987, 392)

      NRS 327.010  Designation of systems; division of State into three zones.

      1.  The system of plane coordinates which

has been established for defining and stating the positions or locations of

points on the surface of the earth within the State of Nevada:

      (a) By the United States Coast and Geodetic

Survey is designated as the Nevada Coordinate System of 1927.

      (b) By the National Geodetic Survey of the

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or the federal agency which

succeeds it, is designated as the Nevada Coordinate System of 1983.

      2.  For the purpose of the use of these

systems the State is divided into an East Zone, a Central Zone, and a West

Zone. The area now included in:

      (a) Clark, Elko, Eureka, Lincoln and White Pine

counties constitutes the East Zone.

      (b) Lander and Nye counties constitutes the

Central Zone.

      (c) Carson City and Churchill, Douglas,

Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey and Washoe counties

constitutes the West Zone.

      [1:84:1945; 1943 NCL § 5589]—(NRS A 1969, 329; 1983,

1339)

      NRS 327.020  Names of zones.

      1.  As established for use in the East

Zone, the Nevada Coordinate System of 1927 or the Nevada Coordinate System of

1983 must be named, and in any land description in which it is used it must be

designated, the “Nevada Coordinate System of 1927, East Zone” or the “Nevada

Coordinate System of 1983, East Zone.”

      2.  As established for use in the Central

Zone, the Nevada Coordinate System of 1927, or the Nevada Coordinate System of

1983 must be named, and in any land description in which it is used it must be

designated, the “Nevada Coordinate System of 1927, Central Zone” or the “Nevada

Coordinate System of 1983, Central Zone.”

      3.  As established for use in the West

Zone, the Nevada Coordinate System of 1927 or the Nevada Coordinate System of

1983 must be named, and in any land description in which it is used it must be

designated, the “Nevada Coordinate System of 1927, West Zone” or the “Nevada

Coordinate System of 1983, West Zone.”

      [2:84:1945; 1943 NCL § 5589.01]—(NRS A 1983, 1339)

      NRS 327.030  Plane coordinates.

      1.  The plane coordinates of a point on the

earth’s surface, to be used in expressing the location of the point in the

appropriate zone, must consist of two distances, expressed in:

      (a) Feet and decimals of a foot under the Nevada

Coordinate System of 1927; or

      (b) Meters and decimals of a meter under the

Nevada Coordinate System of 1983.

Ê One of these

distances, to be known as the “x-coordinate,” must give the position in an

east-and-west direction; the other, to be known as the “y-coordinate,” must

give the position in a north-and-south direction.

      2.  These coordinates must be made to

conform to the values of the plane rectangular coordinates for the monumented

stations of the North American Horizontal Geodetic Control Network, as

published by the National Geodetic Survey of the National Oceanic and

Atmospheric Administration or the federal agency which succeeds it, and whose

plane coordinates have been computed on the systems defined in this chapter.

Any such station may be used for connecting a survey to either Nevada

coordinate system.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Foot” means the United States Survey Foot.

      (b) “Meter” means exactly 39.37 inches.

      [3:84:1945; 1943 NCL § 5589.02]—(NRS A 1983, 1340; 1987, 392)

      NRS 327.040  Reference may be made to either zone when tract extends into

another zone.  When any tract of

land to be defined by a single description extends from one into another of the

above coordinate zones, the positions of all points on its boundaries may be

referred to either of such zones, the zone which is used being specifically

named in the description.

      [4:84:1945; 1943 NCL § 5589.03]

      NRS 327.050  Definitions of Nevada coordinate systems.

      1.  For purposes of more specifically

defining the Nevada Coordinate System of 1927, the following definition by the

United States Coast and Geodetic Survey is adopted:

      (a) The Nevada Coordinate System of 1927, East

Zone, is a transverse Mercator projection of the Clarke Spheroid of 1866,

having a central meridian 115°35¢ west of Greenwich, on which meridian the

scale is set at one part in 10,000 too small. The origin of coordinates is at

the intersection of the meridian 115°35¢ west of Greenwich and the parallel 34°45¢

north latitude. This origin is given the coordinates: x = 500,000 feet and y =

0 feet.

      (b) The Nevada Coordinate System of 1927, Central

Zone, is a transverse Mercator projection of the Clarke Spheroid of 1866,

having a central meridian 116°40¢ west of Greenwich, on which meridian the

scale is set at one part in 10,000 too small. The origin of coordinates is at

the intersection of the meridian 116°40¢ west of Greenwich and the parallel 34°45¢

north latitude. This origin is given the coordinates: x = 500,000 feet and y =

0 feet.

      (c) The Nevada Coordinate System of 1927, West

Zone, is a transverse Mercator projection of the Clarke Spheroid of 1866,

having a central meridian 118°35¢ west of Greenwich, on which meridian the

scale is set at one part in 10,000 too small. The origin of coordinates is at

the intersection of the meridian 118°35¢ west of Greenwich and the parallel 34°45¢

north latitude. This origin is given the coordinates: x = 500,000 feet and y =

0 feet.

      2.  For purposes of more specifically

defining the Nevada Coordinate System of 1983, the following definition by the

National Geodetic Survey of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

is adopted:

      (a) The Nevada Coordinate System of 1983, East Zone,

is a transverse Mercator projection of the North American Datum of 1983, having

a central meridian 115°35¢ west of Greenwich, on which meridian the

scale is set at one part in 10,000 too small. The origin of coordinates is at

the intersection of the meridian 115°35¢ west of Greenwich and the parallel 34°45¢

north latitude. This origin is given the coordinates: x = 200,000 meters and y

= 8,000,000 meters.

      (b) The Nevada Coordinate System of 1983, Central

Zone, is a transverse Mercator projection of the North American Datum of 1983,

having a central meridian 116°40¢ west of Greenwich, on which meridian the

scale is set at one part in 10,000 too small. The origin of coordinates is at

the intersection of the meridian 116°40¢ west of Greenwich and the parallel 34°45¢

north latitude. This origin is given the coordinates: x = 500,000 meters and y

= 6,000,000 meters.

      (c) The Nevada Coordinate System of 1983, West

Zone, is a transverse Mercator projection of the North American Datum of 1983,

having a central meridian 118°35¢ west of Greenwich, on which meridian the

scale is set at one part in 10,000 too small. The origin of coordinates is at

the intersection of the meridian 118°35¢ west of Greenwich and the parallel 34°45¢

north latitude. This origin is given the coordinates: x = 800,000 meters and y

= 4,000,000 meters.

      [5:84:1945; 1943 NCL § 5589.04]—(NRS A 1983, 1340)

      NRS 327.060  Limitations on use of coordinates in documents to be recorded.  No coordinate based on either of the Nevada

coordinate systems which purports to define the position of a point on a land

boundary may be presented to be recorded in any public land records or deed

records unless the document to be recorded contains:

      1.  A description of the monumented station

or stations from which the coordinates being recorded have been determined.

      2.  Annotations which accompany the values

for state plane coordinates and clearly describe the method and accuracy of the

determinations.

      [6:84:1945; 1943 NCL § 5589.05]—(NRS A 1983, 1341; 1987, 393)

      NRS 327.070  Limitation on use of terms “Nevada Coordinate System of 1927”

and “Nevada Coordinate System of 1983.”  The

use of the term “Nevada Coordinate System of 1927” or “Nevada Coordinate System

of 1983” on any map, report of survey, or other document is limited to use for

coordinates based on the system as defined in this chapter.

      [7:84:1945; 1943 NCL § 5589.06]—(NRS A 1983, 1342)

      NRS 327.090  Purchaser or mortgagee need not rely on description depending

exclusively on coordinate system.  Nothing

contained in this chapter requires any purchaser or mortgagee of real property

to rely on a land description, any part of which depends exclusively upon

either of the systems established by this chapter.

      [9:84:1945; 1943 NCL § 5589.08]—(NRS A 1983, 1342)

GEOGRAPHIC NAMES

      NRS 327.100  “Board” defined.  As

used in NRS 327.110 to 327.150,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Board” means the

Nevada State Board on Geographic Names.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 588)

      NRS 327.110  Nevada State Board on Geographic Names: Creation; purpose.  The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names is

hereby created to coordinate and approve geographic names within the State for

official recommendation to the United States Board on Geographic Names.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 588)

      NRS 327.120  Nevada State Board on Geographic Names: Composition.  The Board consists of:

      1.  One representative of each of the

following agencies or organizations:

      (a) Bureau of Mines and Geology of the State of

Nevada.

      (b) Faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno.

      (c) Faculty of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas.

      (d) State Library and Archives.

      (e) Department of Transportation of the State.

      (f) State Department of Conservation and Natural

Resources.

      (g) Nevada Historical Society.

      (h) United States Bureau of Land Management.

      (i) United States Forest Service.

      (j) Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc.

Ê Each agency

or organization shall designate a representative and one alternative

representative for this purpose.

      2.  An Executive Secretary who is a

nonvoting member of the Board. The State Resident Cartographer shall serve in

this position. If there is not such a cartographer, the voting members of the

Board shall select the Executive Secretary.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 588; A 1993, 507)

      NRS 327.130  Nevada State Board on Geographic Names: Officers; rules; quorum;

meetings; compensation.

      1.  The Board shall designate from among

its members a Chair and a Vice Chair and shall adopt rules for its own

management.

      2.  A majority of the voting members of the

Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

      3.  The Board shall meet at such times and

places as are specified by the Chair, but may not hold more than four meetings

in any 1 year.

      4.  Members of the Board shall serve

without compensation, travel expenses or subsistence allowances except as they

may be provided by the members’ respective agencies and organizations.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 588)

      NRS 327.140  Nevada State Board on Geographic Names: Powers and duties.

      1.  The Board shall:

      (a) Receive and evaluate all proposals for

changes in or additions to names of geographic features and places in the State

to determine the most appropriate and acceptable names for use in maps and

official documents of all levels of government.

      (b) Make official recommendations on behalf of

the State with respect to each proposal.

      (c) Assist and cooperate with the United States

Board on Geographic Names in matters relating to names of geographic features

and places in Nevada.

      (d) Maintain a list of advisers who have special

knowledge of or expertise in Nevada history, geography or culture and consult

with those advisers on a regular basis in the course of its work.

      2.  The Board may:

      (a) Adopt regulations to assist in carrying out

the functions and duties assigned to it by law.

      (b) Initiate proposals for changes in or

additions to geographic names in the State. Any proposal initiated by the Board

must be evaluated in accordance with the same procedures prescribed for the consideration

of other proposals.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 588)

      NRS 327.150  Changes in or additions of geographic names: Submission of

proposal; preliminary consideration; final action and notice.

      1.  Any person, group or agency of federal,

state or local government may propose a change in or the addition of any

geographic name within the State by submitting it to the Board for evaluation

and recommendation.

      2.  Upon receipt of any such proposal,

together with sufficient supporting information, the Board shall:

      (a) Place the proposal on the agenda for

preliminary consideration at its next meeting.

      (b) Give appropriate notice to persons and groups

who are affected by the proposal or might have an interest in it.

      (c) Provide opportunities for public comment.

      (d) Conduct such research and field

investigations as it deems necessary.

      3.  The Board may not take final action on

any proposal until it has been given preliminary consideration at one or more

previous meetings.

      4.  Whenever the Board takes final action

on a proposal, it shall notify the person, group or agency who submitted the

proposal and shall transmit the official recommendation to the United States

Board on Geographic Names.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 589)