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PHMSA Claims Enforcement Jurisdiction in 5 States Over 3rd Party Excavators

Per PHMSA’s rule for evaluating state damage prevention and excavation enforcement programs (July 13th, 2015), PHMSA has evaluated eight damage prevention programs and deemed five states (Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, Montana and West Virginia) inadequate to the standards of the new rule. Thus, PHMSA can enforce excavation enforcement programs in those states. For more information on the rule, evaluation schedules, and determinations of adequacy visit