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Maine Damage Prevention Regulation Updates

The State of Maine has updated its damage prevention regulations found in state regulations 65-407 – Public Utilities Commission – General; Chapter 895 – Underground Facility Damage Prevention Requirements. In addition to a few minor revisions, the modified rule adds exemptions for quarries and borrow pits, and adds requirements for unpaved road grading. It also increases the maximum penalty levels from $500 to $1,000 for the first violation, and from $5,000 to $10,000 for subsequent violations in a 12-month period.