NSPS, actively promotes, monitors, influences and protects the interest of the surveying and mapping professions in the Federal legislative and regulatory arenas through a governmental affairs program.
NSPS’s Government Affairs consultant firm John M. Palatiello and Associates, Inc. monitors and reports on Federal government activities of interest and concern to our members. The consultant also works closely with the members of the Government Affairs Committee and Executive Director to represent the members’ interests before Congress and the Executive Branch.
NSPS represents the professions in government policy making bodies such as:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
National Geodetic Survey (NGS), and
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).
NSPS represents the professions in such international forums as:
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
International Cartographic Association (ICA)
NSPS comments on HUD Multi-family Guidelines
NSPS has responded to a request for feedback on proposed changes in the HUD loan underwriting guidelines on multi-family projects. In its response, NSPS provided suggestions and volunteered to assist in resolving the numerous redundancies and problems related to the HUD Multi-family survey requirements. These include the use of a separate “Surveyors Report,” requiring an additional certification, and other requirements that cause confusion such as those related to wetlands and references to “as-built” surveys.