BILL 19 An Act to Amend the Surveys Act

BILL 19

An Act to Amend the Surveys Act

 

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1 Section 1 of the Surveys Act, chapter S-17 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended

(a) by repealing the definition "co-ordinate monument" and substituting the following:

 

"coordinate monument" means a brass, bronze or aluminum cap or plate established and maintained in accordance with section 3;

(b) in the English version by repealing the definition "co-ordinate survey system" and substituting the following:

"coordinate survey system" means a system established under section 2;

2 Section 2 of the English version of the Act is amended by striking out "co-ordinates" and substituting "coordinates".

3 Subsection 3(2) of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:

3(2) For the purposes of the coordinate survey system, the Director of Surveys shall establish and maintain coordinate monuments each being a brass, bronze or aluminum cap or plate suitably inscribed and

 

(a) imbedded in a reinforced concrete post set in a concrete base, or

(b) placed as prescribed by the regulations.

4 Section 4 of the English version of the Act is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

 

(b) in subsection (2)

(i) in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

(ii) in paragraph (a) by striking out "co-ordinates" and substituting "coordinates";

 

(iii) in paragraph (b) by striking out "co-ordinates" and substituting "coordinates".

 

5 Paragraph 5(b) of the English version of the Act is amended by striking out "sub-divide" and substituting "subdivide".

6 Section 6 of the English version of the Act is amended

(a) in subsection (1)

(i) in subparagraph (a)(i) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

 

(ii) in paragraph (b) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

 

(b) in subsection (2)

(i) in paragraph (a) by striking out "co-ordinate" wherever it appears and substituting "coordinate";

(ii) in paragraph (b) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

 

(iii) in the portion following paragraph (b) by striking out "co-ordinate" wherever it appears and substituting "coordinate".

 

7 Section 7 of the English version of the Act is amended

(a) in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

(b) in paragraph (b) by striking out "sub-divisions" and "sub-division" and substituting "subdivisions" and "subdivision", respectively.

 

8 Subsection 8(1) of the English version of the Act is amended by striking out "sub-division" and substituting "subdivision".

9 Section 9 of the Act is amended

(a) in the English version by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

 

(b) in the French version by striking out "Les coordonnées des repères géodésiques" and substituting "Les valeurs des bornes de coordonnées".

10 Section 9.1 of the English version of the Act is amended

(a) by striking out "sub-division" and substituting "subdivision";

(b) by striking out "co-ordinate" and "co-ordinates" and substituting "coordinate" and "coordinates", respectively.

11 The Act is amended by adding after section 9.1 the following:

9.2 Notwithstanding section 9, a subdivision plan or any other plan of survey prepared under the ATS77 datum, as described in Schedule A as it read immediately before the commencement of this section, may be filed at any time within six months after the commencement of this section, and a subdivision plan or any other plan of survey that is so filed is not improperly filed by virtue of the fact it was prepared in that manner.

 

12 Section 10 of the English version of the Act is amended

(a) in paragraph (a) by striking out "co-ordinates" and substituting "coordinates";

(b) in paragraph (b) by striking out "co-ordinates" and substituting "coordinates".

13 Section 11 of the English version of the Act is amended

(a) in paragraph (1)(b) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

 

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate";

 

(c) in subsection (3) by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate".

 

14 Section 12 of the English version of the Act is amended by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate".

15 Section 13 of the English version of the Act is amended by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate".

16 Section 15 of the Act is repealed.

17 Paragraph 16(a) of the English version of the Act is amended by striking out "co-ordinate" and substituting "coordinate".

18 Schedule A of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:

SCHEDULE A

The New Brunswick Plane Rectangular Coordinate Projection is a stereographic double projection of the NAD83 (CSRS) geocentric ellipsoid, on a secant plane. The North American Datum of 1983 has been redefined through the Canadian Spatial Reference System (CSRS). It will be identified as NAD83 (CSRS). The dimensions of the NAD83 (CSRS) ellipsoid are as follows:

 

Semi-major axis (Equatorial Radius) = 6,378,137.0 metres

Semi-minor axis (Polar Semi-diameter) = 6,356,752.3141 metres

The datum in New Brunswick is defined in terms of the values of the Canadian Base Network (CBN) stations determined from version 2.0 of the Canadian adjustment prepared by the Geodetic Survey Division of Natural Resources Canada. The values for the six New Brunswick CBN stations are listed as follows:

 

 

Holtville 941001

Geodetic Latitude 46° 30¢ 56.4624²

Goedetic Longitude 66° 28¢ 57.6846²

Edmundston 941002

Geodetic Latitude 47° 24¢ 04.0613²

Goedetic Longitude 68° 21¢ 50.2808²

Bathurst 941003

Geodetic Latitude 47° 37¢ 18.5644²

Goedetic Longitude 65° 47¢ 02.8771²

Moncton 941004

Geodetic Latitude 46° 07¢ 55.0799²

Goedetic Longitude 64° 57¢ 32.6874²

Saint John 941005

Geodetic Latitude 45° 17¢ 43.1518²

Goedetic Longitude 66° 06¢ 42.2659²

MooreÕ s Mills 941006

Geodetic Latitude 45° 18¢ 29.2783²

Goedetic Longitude 67° 14¢ 53.2404²

The true origin of the New Brunswick Plane Rectangular Coordinate System is a point at Latitude 46° 30¢ North and Longitude 66° 30¢ West as defined by the NAD83 (CSRS) ellipsoid. The Y axis, North Axis, is the Geodetic Meridian through the origin, and the X axis, East axis, is the straight line through the origin perpendicular to the Y axis. The scale factor at the origin is 0.999912 and the radius of the projection sphere is 6,379,222.285 metres.

 

Coordinates are considered positive to the East and to the North. To avoid negative values, the origin has been given the coordinates:

 

X = 2,500,000 metres Y = 7,500,000 metres

The position of a point shall be defined by two expressions, each given in metres and decimals of a metre. The first of such expressions, to be known as the X coordinate minus 2,500,000 metres, shall indicate the perpendicular distance from the Y axis. When the distance is positive, the point is east of the origin; and when the distance is negative, the point is west of the origin. The second expression, to be known as the Y coordinate minus 7,500,000 metres, shall indicate the perpendicular distance from X axis. When the distance is positive, the point is north of the origin; and when the distance is negative, the point is south of the origin.

 

The coordinates shall be made to depend upon

(a) the values of the six New Brunswick Canadian Base Network stations set out in this schedule, or

(b) the values of the densification of the Canadian Base Network carried out by Service New Brunswick for the purpose of establishing the New Brunswick High Precision Network.

19 This Act or any provision of it comes into force on a day or days to be fixed by proclamation.

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Section 1

(a) The existing definition is as follows:

"co-ordinate monument" means a bronze cap established and maintained in accordance with section 3:

(b) The existing definition in the English version is as follows:

"co-ordinate survey system" means a system established under section 2;

Section 2

The word "co-ordinates" in section 2 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinates".

 

Section 3

The existing provision is as follows:

3(2) For the purposes of the co-ordinate survey system, the Director of Surveys shall establish and maintain co-ordinate monuments each being a brass cap suitably inscribed and

 

(a) imbedded in a reinforced concrete post set in a concrete base, or

(b) placed as prescribed by the regulations.

Section 4

(a) and (b) The words "co-ordinate" and "co-ordinates" in section 4 of the English version of the Surveys Act are changed to "coordinate" and "coordinates", respectively.

 

Section 5

The word "sub-divide" in paragraph 5(b) of the English version of Surveys Act is changed to "subdivide".

 

Section 6

(a) and (b) The word "co-ordinate" in section 6 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinate".

 

Section 7

(a) The word "co-ordinate" in section 7 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinate".

 

(b) The words "sub-divisions" and "sub-division" in section 7 of the English version of the Surveys Act are changed to "subdivisions" and "subdivision", respectively.

 

Section 8

The word "sub-division" in subsection 8(1) of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "subdivision".

 

Section 9

(a) The word "co-ordinate" in section 9 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinate".

 

(b) The English and French versions are made consistent.

 

Section 10

(a) The word "sub-division" in section 9.1 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "subdivison".

 

(b) The words "co-ordinate" and co-ordinates" in section 9.1 of the English version of the Surveys Act are changed to "coordinate" and "coordinates", respectively.

 

Section 11

A transitional provision is added to authorize the filing of a subdivision plan or any other plan of survey, in accordance with the new section 9.2 of the Surveys Act, at any time within six months after the commencement of section 11 of this amending Act.

Section 12

(a) and (b) The word "co-ordinates" in section 10 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinates".

Section 13

(a), (b) and (c) The word "co-ordinate" in section 11 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinate".

Section 14

The word "co-ordinate" in section 12 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinate".

 

Section 15

The word "co-ordinate" in section 13 of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinate".

 

Section 16

The existing provision is as follows:

15 If the Lieutenant-Governor in Council approves, the Minister of Natural Resources and Energy

(a) may enter into agreements with a municipality respecting large scale mapping, and

(b) may establish advisory councils on aerial photography and mapping and outline their duties.

 

Section 17

The word "co-ordinate" in paragraph 16(a) of the English version of the Surveys Act is changed to "coordinate".

 

Section 18

The existing Schedule A is as follows:

SCHEDULE A

The New Brunswick Rectangular Coordinate Projection is a Stereographic double projection of the ATS77 geocentric ellipsoid, on a secant plane. The dimensions of the ATS77 ellipsoid are as follows:

Semi-major axis (Equatorial Radius) = 6,378,135.0m

Semi-minor axis (Polar Semi-diameter) = 6,356,750.3...m

The datum in New Brunswick is defined in terms of the values of the Geodetic Survey of Canada (G.S.C.) Station Mt. Hope as follows:

 

Geodetic Latitude 46° 02 27.26833" North

Geodetic Longitude 66° 29 24.28218" West

Geodetic Azimuth to G.S.C. Sta Bright 280° 37 57.93"

 

The true origin of the rectangular coordinate system is a point at Latitude 46° 30 North and Longitude 66° 30 West as defined by the ATS77 Ellipsoid. The Y-axis is the Geodetic Meridian through the origin, and the X-axis is the straight line through the origin perpendicular to the Y-axis. The scale factor at the origin is 0.999912 and the radius of the projection sphere = 6,379,220.3...m.

 

Coordinates are considered positive to the East and North. To avoid negative values, the origin has been given the coordinates

X = 300,000 metres, Y = 800,000 metres

The position of a point shall be defined by two expressions, each given in metres and decimals of a metre. The first of such expressions, to be known as the X-coordinate minus 300,000 metres shall indicate the perpendicular distance from the Y-axis - when the distance is positive the point is east of the origin; and when the distance is negative, the point is west of the origin. The second expression to be known as Y-coordinate, minus 800,000 metres shall indicate the perpendicular distance from the X-axis - when the distance is positive, the point is north of the origin; and when the distance is negative, the point is south of the origin.

The coordinates shall be made to depend upon and be adjusted to the coordinates of the triangulation and traverse stations of the Geodetic Survey of Canada and other agencies as determined by the adjustment carried out by the Land Registration and Information Service of the Council of Maritime Premiers in 1979.

Section 19

Commencement provision.