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Mississippi One-Call Regulation Changes 

On January 5, 2024, Significant Revisions to Mississippi’s Title 77 – Public Utilities and Carriers Chapter 13: Regulation of Excavations Near Underground Utility Facilities of the Mississippi Statutes was revised. The biggest impact of these revisions changes the minimum time for providing notice of intent to excavate to Mississippi 811 from 2 days to 3 working days. Additionally, if the excavation is not concluded within 14 days of the initial notice, the renewal period has been adjusted to a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 4 days before the markings expire, compared to the previous range of at least 2 and not more than 3 days. All deadlines requiring at least 2 days’ notice have been extended to 3 working days. 

The regulations also introduce a reduction in the response time for operators notified through PRIS, requiring them to respond within 2 hours, down from the previous 4-hour window. Additionally, the revisions define ‘impeding emergencies’ and establish specific time constraints for excavations following these notifications. 

For more information regarding this One Call Regulation change, please contact Jessica Foley