A resolution addressing excavation damage prevention was adopted by state utility regulators according to the American Gas Association (AGA).
The resolution was adopted by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). The resolution calls for the incorporation of nine elements into state pipeline safety regulations and/or laws. Thru the Excavation Damage Prevention Initiative, stakeholders produced “Guide to the 9 Elements.” This would provide guidance to stakeholders, state legislatures, and state commissions working to incorporate the nine elements into their states existing damage prevention programs. This guide will serve as the baseline for improving current programs.