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Maine Updates Underground Facility Damage Prevention Requirements

Last summer, Maine updated portions of its Underground Facility Damage Prevention Requirements (Maine State Regulations 65-407 Chapter 895) regarding Dig Safe System notifications and OKTODIG database. Effective March 14, 2016, additional updates to the regulation take effect. Excavations must now commence within 30 days of the notification to the Dig Safe System from the previous 60 days. Also, if the proposed excavation or blasting is not fully completed 60 calendar days after notification, the excavator shall re-notify the Dig Safe System. Additional information on the Maine Underground Damage Prevention Program can be found by visiting the Maine Public Utilities Commission.