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New Mexico Pipeline Safety Excavation Damage Prevention

[TITLE 18.60.5 NMAC / CASE #18-00262-PL]

Effective January 15, 2019 the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission updated requirements regarding excavation area locate requests pertaining to the state One-Call system. Excavators must now contact the one-call notification system 2 working days prior to any excavation reasonably expected to take more than 15 days. This replaces the previous 10 working days expectation. Additionally, excavators must now pre-mark the actual intended excavation route or site(s). Excavation activity shall be suspended if location markings have been removed, or are no longer visible, in which case a relocate request must be initiated for the area yet to be excavated.