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Oklahoma Enforces State Damage Prevention Act

[OK 165:20-17]

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) published a new Subchapter to Oklahoma Regulation Title 165, Chapter 20: Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety. Subchapter 17: Obligations Under The Oklahoma Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Act Subject To Commission Enforcement gives the OCC the enforcement authority for the state’s Damage Prevention Act. The Commission previously had enforcement authority over pipeline operators who must participate in the Act; the Commission may now also enforce violations of the Act against those excavating near pipelines and pipeline systems.

For a copy of the updated regulation, please contact Jessica Foley.