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David-
From the California Business and Professions Code:
"6735. Preparation, signing, and sealing of civil engineering documents
(a) All civil (including structural and geotechnical) engineering plans, calculations,
specifications, and reports (hereinafter referred to as "documents") shall be prepared by, or under
the responsible charge of, a registered civil engineer and shall include his or her name and
license number. Interim documents shall include a notation as to the intended purpose of the
document, such as "preliminary," "not for construction," "for plan check only," or "for review
only." All civil engineering plans and specifications that are permitted or that are to be released
for construction shall bear the signature and seal or stamp of the registrant, the date of signing
and sealing or stamping, and the expiration date of the certificate or authority. All final civil
engineering calculations and reports shall bear the signature and seal or stamp of the registrant,
the date of signing and sealing or stamping, and the expiration date of the certificate or authority.
If civil engineering plans are required to be signed and sealed or stamped and have multiple
sheets, the signature, seal or stamp, date of signing and sealing or stamping, and expiration date
of the certificate or authority shall appear on each sheet of the plans. If civil engineering
specifications, calculations, and reports are required to be signed and sealed or stamped and have
multiple pages, the signature, seal or stamp, date of signing and sealing or stamping, and
expiration date of the certificate or authority shall appear at a minimum on the title sheet, cover
sheet, or signature sheet.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a registered civil engineer who signs civil
engineering documents shall not be responsible for damage caused by subsequent changes to or
uses of those documents, if the subsequent changes or uses, including changes or uses made by
state or local governmental agencies, are not authorized or approved by the registered engineer
who originally signed the documents, provided that the engineering service rendered by the civil
engineer who signed the documents was not also a proximate cause of the damage."
 
 Regards,
Bill Cain, SE
Berkeley, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: dtopete(--nospam--at)gfdseng.com
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Sent: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 9:21 AM
Subject: wet signature in CALIF

Does anyone have the B & P code reference that says each sheet of a submittal must be “wet signed”?  I’ll search in the mean time, but any info is much appreciated.  TIA.
 
David A. Topete, SE

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