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New Mexico State Damage Prevention Regulation Changes

New Mexico changed its Pipeline Safety Excavation Damage Prevention Regulations on December 30, 2014. A positive response registry system must be developed, and utility members must now submit positive responses for requested locates. The changes also provide additional clarification of the locate process, wide area locates, bid conferences, and updated one-call request timelines. Failures to pre-mark excavations or report damage are now counted as abuses of the state statute. Updated damage reports must now be submitted within thirty calendar days of an occurrence.