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New Mexico Proposed ONE-CALL Revisions

[Case No. 21-00224-PL]

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (the “commission”) is considering amendments to sections of Rule 18.60.5 NMAC “Pipeline Safety Excavation Damage Prevention.”  The Rule as it currently stands requires requests to locate pipelines to be completed exactly within 48 hours on the second business day from the time when the request was submitted by an excavator. The proposed revised rule would require requests to locate utility lines to be completed by midnight on the second business day after the request, rather than the specific time of the request submission.

A copy of the full text of the proposed rule and instructions for accessing the complete rulemaking record can be obtained from the rulemaking page on the commission’s website;

or, by calling Isaac Sullivan-Leshin of the commission’s office of general counsel at (505) 670-4830.

Written comments shall be filed no later than March 15, 2022 and written response comments shall be filed no later than March 29, 2022. Comments can be electronically filed by sending them in PDF format to Comments shall refer to Case No. 21-00224-PL. All written comments will be posted on the commission’s website within three days of their receipt by the records bureau.

A public hearing will be held on April 5, 2022, beginning at 2:00 p.m. via the Zoom platform.  The record closure date for this proceeding is April 19, 2022.