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State of Virginia Approves Rule Change to Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act

HB 1230, recently passed by the State of Virginia, addresses the parties responsible for marking sewer laterals on private property. Specifically, it establishes a set of requirements for the protection of sewer system laterals and private sewer laterals that are unique from the general requirements of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act. In addition, it further clarifies procedures to address the issue of recurring non-compliance by localities and other political subdivisions. The new provisions of this Act will become effective on January 1, 2011.

For a copy of HB 1230, contact Jessica Roger.