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Does anyone out there know what the California law is governing stamping 
and signing original vellums.  I am under the impression that they could 
not be of any use to the owner in obtaining any permits unless also wet 
signed.  The vellum is revisable without the knowledge of the PE who signed 
them.  What is the exposure for the engineer of record and how does he 
protect himself?  This owner is a water district.  Are some owners 
(government) considered to have such high integrity as to not change the 
originals?  I know I have seen prints of road drawings owned by government 
agencies where it is obvious that the original was signed and stamped.

Bob Hanson