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  • July 2015 Executive Committee
    Brochures Membership Common Ground Alliance Coordinating Committees Cross Bores Facility Owner List Forms and Labels HDD Consortium Link to Link Pennsylvania Links One Call Centers Users Guide for PA Act 287 PA Act 287 Pipeline Safety Pipeline Safety Act Tailgate Safety Meetings Underspace Products Services How to Create An Account Work Location Request form Alternate Dispute Resolution Order Form Drawing Exchange Portal Web Ticket Entry Web Ticket Entry Training Excavator and Designer Web Access KARL Pre Construction Meeting Request Portal Pennsylvania Damages Database DIRT Member Database Verification Member Mapping Member Web Access Member Web Response IP Response Trapper E Mail Delivery Tickets Nearby Ticket Formats Finding Latitude Longitude Coordinates Applications How to Create an Account My POCS Links Request Applications Contact Contact Us Chat For The Media Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder PA Damages Database Safety Days Skip breadcrumb navigation July 2015 Executive Committee Adobe PDF File Home About Mission Statement Board of Directors Board and Committees Request for addition to Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes FAQ History Annual Report Employment Liaison Regions By Laws Member Services Events Resource Center Products Services Applications Contact Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder Safety Days PA Damages

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  • January 2016 Board of Directors
    Brochures Membership Common Ground Alliance Coordinating Committees Cross Bores Facility Owner List Forms and Labels HDD Consortium Link to Link Pennsylvania Links One Call Centers Users Guide for PA Act 287 PA Act 287 Pipeline Safety Pipeline Safety Act Tailgate Safety Meetings Underspace Products Services How to Create An Account Work Location Request form Alternate Dispute Resolution Order Form Drawing Exchange Portal Web Ticket Entry Web Ticket Entry Training Excavator and Designer Web Access KARL Pre Construction Meeting Request Portal Pennsylvania Damages Database DIRT Member Database Verification Member Mapping Member Web Access Member Web Response IP Response Trapper E Mail Delivery Tickets Nearby Ticket Formats Finding Latitude Longitude Coordinates Applications How to Create an Account My POCS Links Request Applications Contact Contact Us Chat For The Media Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder PA Damages Database Safety Days Skip breadcrumb navigation January 2016 Board Meeting Minutes Adobe PDF File Home About Mission Statement Board of Directors Board and Committees Request for addition to Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes FAQ History Annual Report Employment Liaison Regions By Laws Member Services Events Resource Center Products Services Applications Contact Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder Safety Days PA

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  • April 2015 Executive Committee
    Brochures Membership Common Ground Alliance Coordinating Committees Cross Bores Facility Owner List Forms and Labels HDD Consortium Link to Link Pennsylvania Links One Call Centers Users Guide for PA Act 287 PA Act 287 Pipeline Safety Pipeline Safety Act Tailgate Safety Meetings Underspace Products Services How to Create An Account Work Location Request form Alternate Dispute Resolution Order Form Drawing Exchange Portal Web Ticket Entry Web Ticket Entry Training Excavator and Designer Web Access KARL Pre Construction Meeting Request Portal Pennsylvania Damages Database DIRT Member Database Verification Member Mapping Member Web Access Member Web Response IP Response Trapper E Mail Delivery Tickets Nearby Ticket Formats Finding Latitude Longitude Coordinates Applications How to Create an Account My POCS Links Request Applications Contact Contact Us Chat For The Media Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder PA Damages Database Safety Days Skip breadcrumb navigation April 2015 Executive Committee Adobe PDF File Home About Mission Statement Board of Directors Board and Committees Request for addition to Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes FAQ History Annual Report Employment Liaison Regions By Laws Member Services Events Resource Center Products Services Applications Contact Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder Safety Days PA Damages

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  • July 2015 Board of Directors
    Brochures Membership Common Ground Alliance Coordinating Committees Cross Bores Facility Owner List Forms and Labels HDD Consortium Link to Link Pennsylvania Links One Call Centers Users Guide for PA Act 287 PA Act 287 Pipeline Safety Pipeline Safety Act Tailgate Safety Meetings Underspace Products Services How to Create An Account Work Location Request form Alternate Dispute Resolution Order Form Drawing Exchange Portal Web Ticket Entry Web Ticket Entry Training Excavator and Designer Web Access KARL Pre Construction Meeting Request Portal Pennsylvania Damages Database DIRT Member Database Verification Member Mapping Member Web Access Member Web Response IP Response Trapper E Mail Delivery Tickets Nearby Ticket Formats Finding Latitude Longitude Coordinates Applications How to Create an Account My POCS Links Request Applications Contact Contact Us Chat For The Media Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder PA Damages Database Safety Days Skip breadcrumb navigation July 2015 Board of Directors Adobe PDF File Home About Mission Statement Board of Directors Board and Committees Request for addition to Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes FAQ History Annual Report Employment Liaison Regions By Laws Member Services Events Resource Center Products Services Applications Contact Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder Safety Days PA

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  • April 2015 Board of Directors
    Brochures Membership Common Ground Alliance Coordinating Committees Cross Bores Facility Owner List Forms and Labels HDD Consortium Link to Link Pennsylvania Links One Call Centers Users Guide for PA Act 287 PA Act 287 Pipeline Safety Pipeline Safety Act Tailgate Safety Meetings Underspace Products Services How to Create An Account Work Location Request form Alternate Dispute Resolution Order Form Drawing Exchange Portal Web Ticket Entry Web Ticket Entry Training Excavator and Designer Web Access KARL Pre Construction Meeting Request Portal Pennsylvania Damages Database DIRT Member Database Verification Member Mapping Member Web Access Member Web Response IP Response Trapper E Mail Delivery Tickets Nearby Ticket Formats Finding Latitude Longitude Coordinates Applications How to Create an Account My POCS Links Request Applications Contact Contact Us Chat For The Media Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder PA Damages Database Safety Days Skip breadcrumb navigation April 2015 Board of Directors Adobe PDF File Home About Mission Statement Board of Directors Board and Committees Request for addition to Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes FAQ History Annual Report Employment Liaison Regions By Laws Member Services Events Resource Center Products Services Applications Contact Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder Safety Days PA

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  • Information When Calling
    a facility owner s lines Company information Telephone number and extension the telephone number including the area code of the excavating company design firm or homeowner placing the call Caller s name the name of the person placing the call Company name the name of the company doing the excavation work the designer s company name Address City State and Zip the mailing address of the company or homeowner placing the call Worksite information County the name of the county where the work will take place Municipality City Township or Borough where the work will take place If in the city of Allentown Erie Philadelphia or Pittsburgh the ward number is needed The location where you will be working Name of the street and or route number and the exact address number if known The nearest intersection s name The nearest intersection to the work site does not have to be a major intersection Is the worksite between two intersections The name of a second intersection near the work site this field is used by the Customer Service Representative CSR when a caller indicates they are digging between 2 streets This field can also be used to hold the nearest main road name Is the worksite in a subdivison if yes what is the name of the subdivision The Latitude longitude coordinates of the worksite provide GPS coordinates if available Working in the Street Sidewalk Public or Private Property designating where the work will take place Other designations such as right of way treelawn berm stream etc can also be specified If working in Private Property will the work take place in the Front Rear Left or Right side of the property Is the proposed excavation area worksite marked in white the area where the digging is going to take place have you marked it in white Please answer yes or no Any other information that would help the locator find the site Clarifying information to specify the exact location of the dig The type of work being done the specific reason for the excavation The Depth of the proposed excavation give the maximum approximate depth you are digging The length and width of the excavation the approximate size of the opening the length and width or diameter The primary method of excavation Indicate how the earth will be moved Such as anchoring augering backfilling blasting boring directional boring ditching drilling driving in grading hand digging plowing in powered equipment pulling in ripping scraping tilling trenching trenchless excavation tunneling or vacuum excavation Who is the Project Owner The person who hired an excavator for construction or any other project which requires excavation or demolition work Mapping A task performed by the CSR to find the worksite on our map so we can notify the correct facility owners The CSR may ask additional questions to help find the site Person to contact The name of the person the facility owners can contact in case additional information is required Phone number and

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  • Act 287
    or to assist the facility owner in locating its lines or facilities based on accepted engineering and operational practices Facility owners shall make reasonable efforts during the excavation phase to locate or notify excavators of the existence and type of abandoned lines that remain on the continuing property records of the facility owners i 1 To where contained on its continuing property records identify the location of an actually known facility s point of connection to its facilities where the point of connection is not owned or operated by the facility owner A facility owner may identify the location of a known facility connected to its facilities but not owned or operated by the facility owner as a helpful guide to the excavator or owner The identification shall not be deemed to impose any liability upon the facility owner for the accuracy of the other facility s identification ii To at its option timely elect to excavate around its facilities in fulfillment of this subparagraph iii 1 To propose mutually agreeable scheduling by which the excavator facility owner or designer may locate the facilities Clause iv eliminated v To respond to all notices through the One Call System provided the request is made in the time frame set forth under this act The response shall be made not later than the end of the second business day following receipt of the notification by the One Call System excluding the business day upon which the notification is received or not later than the day prior to the scheduled date of excavation if the excavator specifies a later date In the case of an emergency to respond through the One Call System as soon as practicable following receipt of notification of the emergency by the One Call System vi In marking the approximate position of underground lines or facilities the facility owner shall follow the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices for Temporary Marking set forth in ANSI standard Z535 1 Should the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices be amended the amended guidelines shall be applied and followed If the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices no longer publishes guidelines for temporary markings or if the responsibility for publishing the guidelines is transferred to or assumed by another entity the facility owner shall follow the guidelines approved by the One Call System s board of directors vii To respond to emergency notifications as soon as practicable following receipt of notification of such emergency The response by the facility owner shall be consistent with the nature of the emergency information received by the facility owner viii To participate in preconstruction meetings for a complex project or as described in clause 3 of section 5 ix If notification is received pursuant to clause 8 of section 5 to give priority to responding to notification as an emergency Clause 8 eliminated 9 If a facility owner fails to become a member of the One Call System in violation of this act and a line or lines of such nonmember facility owner are damaged by an excavator by reason of the excavator s failure to notify the facility owner because the facility owner was not a member of the One Call System serving the location where the damage occurred such facility owner shall have no right of recovery from the excavator of any costs associated with the damage to its lines The right herein granted shall not be in limitation of any other rights of the excavator 10 To submit an incident report to the department not more than ten business days after receipt of notice that the facility owner s lines have been damaged by excavation or demolition activities that resulted in personal injury or in property damage to parties other than the affected excavator or facility owner In addition the incident report may likewise be furnished to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency pursuant to memoranda of understanding negotiated between these agencies and the department which shall at a minimum provide for a common reporting format for incident reports The department shall furnish to the One Call System upon reasonable request statistical data pertaining to the number of incident reports filed with the department and the type number and results of investigations for violations of this act 11 To comply with all requests for information by the department relating to the department s enforcement authority under this act within thirty days of the receipt of the request RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ONE CALL SYSTEM SECTION 3 It shall be the duty of the One Call System to do the following 1 1 To assign one or more serial numbers and the date that the site may legally be excavated and to log the entire voice transaction on logging recorders in appropriate digital form and maintain these logs for five years All records shall be indexed and available to the parties involved at a reasonable cost and at reasonable times set by the One Call System 1 2 Perform the obligations as set forth under this section on behalf of the facility owner excavator or designer as established by the board of directors of the One Call System 1 3 Provide access to municipal lists provided to the One Call System for those interested parties This list shall contain facility owners having lines in the municipality including wards as indicated in subclause ii of clause 1 of section 2 and to maintain for each municipality a list containing the information as required to be submitted by the facility owner Such list shall be updated as revised information is received from the facility owner within five business days 2 To make such lists under clause 1 3 available for public inspection via the county recorder of deeds without charge A maximum copy fee of no more than twenty five dollars 25 may be charged per county list Each facility owner change shall be forwarded at no charge to the respective county recorder of deeds for public access The recorder of deeds shall make such list available for public inspection based on the most current information provided to it by the One Call System 3 Not more than ten business days after the receipt of a clear and specific request from the department to provide access to or photocopies of specific One Call System response records tickets or other like information relating to matters under investigation by the department pursuant to its enforcement authority under this act 4 To determine the maximum geographic area that shall constitute a valid single notification and to determine when multiple notifications shall be required of any person including the method the type and the number of notifications in a complex project 5 If approved by the board of directors of the One Call System to offer a service for the application and obtaining of State or municipal permits for excavation work Issuance of the required permits shall be the responsibility of the appropriate State or municipal agency which has jurisdiction over the type of excavation work being performed 6 Pursuant to policies adopted by the One Call System s board of directors to provide a secure repository for and access to subsurface utility engineering data received from project owners to affected facility owner members 7 To inquire when an excavator has notified the One Call System of the existence of a release of natural gas or other hazardous substance or of potential danger to life health or property whether the excavator has notified the 911 system If the 911 system has not been notified the One Call System shall notify the excavator of the excavator s responsibility to notify the 911 system and shall make a record of the conversation SECTION 3 1 a The duties of the One Call System are those duties as set forth in section 3 Duties assigned to other parties in other sections of this act shall be the duties of those parties and shall not be imputed to the One Call System including the duty to provide accurate information to the One Call System concerning proposed excavation and the duty to locate facilities at a site b The One Call System shall not be liable for damages to the person or the person s property arising out of its nonnegligent actions in furtherance of the duties imposed under this act and shall be liable only if the failure to comply was the proximate cause of any damages claimed Subclause c reserved d The One Call System shall be governed by a board of directors to be chosen by the facility owners No less than twenty percent of the seats on the board shall be held by municipalities or municipal authorities The board shall include all of the following 1 The Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission or his designee 2 The Director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency or his designee 3 The Secretary of Labor and Industry or his designee 4 The Secretary of Transportation or his designee 5 An excavator or excavation industry representative 6 A designer or designer industry representative e Operation costs for the One Call System shall be shared in an equitable manner for services received by facility owner members as determined by the One Call System s board of directors Political subdivisions with a population of less than two thousand people or municipal authorities having an aggregate population in the area served by the municipal authority of less than five thousand people shall be exempt from the payment of any service fee The One Call System may be reimbursed for its costs in providing this service from the contractor fees f All fees shall be set by the board of directors and shall be based on the latest annual audited cost factors of the One Call System Fees shall be set and adjusted to a rate not more than five percent above the audited cost factor plus the current average published Consumer Price Index for Pennsylvania Costs of capital improvements may be added if the improvement receives a majority vote of the board of directors g An excavator designer or operator who proposes to commence excavation or demolition work and requests information of the One Call System shall be charged a fee for the service received from the One Call System The fee shall be used to offset the operation cost levied on the political subdivision and municipal authority members in lieu of additional fees charged for locations under this act h Any request for information shall be reviewed and provided as determined in accordance with the procedure established by the One Call System s board of directors RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DESIGNER SECTION 4 It shall be the duty of each designer preparing a drawing which requires excavation or demolition work within the Commonwealth 2 To request the line and facility information prescribed by section 2 clause 4 from the One Call System not less than ten nor more than ninety business days before final design is to be completed This clause is not intended to prohibit designers from obtaining such information more than ninety days before final design is to be completed however they shall state in their requirements that such work is preliminary 2 1 To forward a copy of the project plans to each facility owner who requests a copy If a designer is unable to provide a copy because of security of the project or proprietary concerns regarding the design or the project the designer shall negotiate in a timely manner with the facility owner the means of obtaining the necessary data 3 To show upon the drawing the position and type of each facility owner s line derived pursuant to the request made as required by clause 2 and the name of the facility owner as shown on the list referred to in section 3 4 To make a reasonable effort to prepare the construction drawings to avoid damage to and minimize interference with a facility owner s facilities in the construction area by maintaining the clearance as provided for in the applicable easement condition or an eighteen inch clearance of the facility owner s facilities if no easement restriction exists 5 A designer shall be deemed to have met the obligations of clause 2 if he calls the One Call System and shows as proof the serial number of one call notice on drawings The designer shall also show the toll free number of the One Call System on the drawing near his serial number 6 If after receiving information from the facility owners the designer decides to change the site of a proposed excavation the obligations imposed by this section shall apply to the new site 7 The designer who has complied with the terms of this act and who was not otherwise negligent shall not be subject to liability or incur any obligation to facility owners operators owners or other persons who sustain injury to person or property as a result of the excavation or demolition planning work of the designer RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXCAVATOR SECTION 5 It shall be the duty of each excavator who intends to perform excavation or demolition work within this Commonwealth 2 1 To request the location and type of facility owner lines at each site by notifying the facility owner through the One Call System Notification shall be not less than three nor more than ten business days in advance of beginning excavation or demolition work No work shall begin earlier than the scheduled excavation date which shall be on or after the third business day after notification The scheduled excavation date shall exclude the date upon which notification was received by the One Call System and notification received on a Saturday Sunday or holiday which shall be processed on the following business day In the case of a complex project notification shall not be less than ten business days in advance of the beginning of excavation or demolition work 2 2 To provide the One Call System with specific information to identify the site so that facility owners might provide indications of their lines An excavator shall be deemed to have met the obligations of clause 2 1 if he calls the One Call System provides the site and other required information and receives a serial number 3 In a complex project or if an excavator intends to perform work at multiple sites or over a large area he shall take reasonable steps to work with facility owners including scheduling and conducting a preconstruction meeting so that they may locate their facilities at a time reasonably in advance of the actual start of excavation or demolition work for each phase of the work A preconstruction meeting may take place at any time prior to the commencement of excavation or demolition work and the excavator facility owner and designer or their agents shall attend the meeting Notice of the meeting shall be given sufficiently in advance so as to permit attendance either in person or electronically by the excavator facility owners and designer or their agents and shall include information sufficient to identify the scope of work If the excavator does not believe that a preconstruction meeting is necessary under the circumstances of this paragraph it shall indicate such belief in its notice but any facility owner with facilities at the site may request a meeting with the excavator and a meeting shall be held between the facility owner and the excavator After commencement of excavation or demolition work the excavator shall be responsible for protecting and preserving the staking marking or other designation until no longer required for proper and safe excavation or demolition work at or near the underground facility or by contacting the One Call System to request that the facilities be marked again in the event that the previous markings have been compromised or eliminated 3 1 To comply with the requirements established by the One Call System as determined by the board of directors regarding the maximum area that a notification may cover 4 To exercise due care and to take all reasonable steps necessary to avoid injury to or otherwise interfere with all lines where positions have been provided to the excavator by the facility owners pursuant to clause 5 of section 2 Within the tolerance zone the excavator shall employ prudent techniques which may include hand dug test holes to ascertain the precise position of such facilities If insufficient information to safely excavate is available pursuant to clause 5 of section 2 the excavator shall employ like prudent techniques which shall be paid for by the project owner pursuant to clause 15 of this section 5 If the facility owner fails to respond to the excavator s timely request as provided under clause 5 of section 2 or the facility owner notifies the excavator that the line cannot be marked within the time frame and a mutually agreeable date for marking cannot be arrived at the excavator may proceed with excavation as scheduled but not earlier than the lawful dig date provided the exercises due care in his endeavors subject to the limitations contained in this clause and clauses 2 1 through 4 6 To inform each operator employed by the excavator at the site of such work of the information obtained by the excavator pursuant to clauses 2 1 through 5 and the excavator and operator shall i Plan the excavation or demolition to avoid damage to or minimize interference with a facility owner s facilities in the construction area Excavation or demolition work which requires temporary or permanent interruption of a facility owner s service shall be coordinated with the affected facility owner in all cases ii After consulting with a facility owner provide such support and mechanical protection for known facility owner s lines at the construction site during the excavation or demolition work including during backfilling operations as may be reasonably

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  • State Holidays
    287 PA Act 287 Pipeline Safety Pipeline Safety Act Tailgate Safety Meetings Underspace Products Services How to Create An Account Work Location Request form Alternate Dispute Resolution Order Form Drawing Exchange Portal Web Ticket Entry Web Ticket Entry Training Excavator and Designer Web Access KARL Pre Construction Meeting Request Portal Pennsylvania Damages Database DIRT Member Database Verification Member Mapping Member Web Access Member Web Response IP Response Trapper E Mail Delivery Tickets Nearby Ticket Formats Finding Latitude Longitude Coordinates Applications How to Create an Account My POCS Links Request Applications Contact Contact Us Chat For The Media Homeowner Excavator Facility Owner Designer Project Owner Emergency Responder PA Damages Database Safety Days Skip breadcrumb navigation 2016 January 1 New Year s Day January 18 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day February 15 Presidents Day May 30 Memorial Day July 4 Independence Day September 5 Labor Day October 10 Columbus Day November 11 Veterans Day November 24 Thanksgiving November 25 Day After Thanksgiving December 26 Christmas Observed Home About Member Services Events Resource Center Articles Brochures Membership Common Ground Alliance Coordinating Committees Cross Bores Facility Owner List Forms and Labels HDD Consortium Link to Link One Call Centers Users Guide for PA

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