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Summary of Damage Prevention Laws

In 2010, PHMSA enlisted the help of the North American Telecommunications Damage Prevention Council (NTDPC) to survey and summarize state damage prevention laws and regulations relative to specific characteristics, such as requirements applicable to excavators and utility operators. This information is based only on a review of state excavation damage prevention laws and regulations. In some states, other laws or regulations may also address the topics covered in the summary. You may view the summary online or download the summary spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel format). To download/view individual states’ laws, see the “Statute/Act” links in the spreadsheet.

The summary information pertaining to state excavation damage prevention laws and regulations contained in this spreadsheet and on this website is provided as a public service and is intended for general information purposes only. PHMSA will strive to keep the information up to date and correct, however we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. PHMSA expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. If any information you are using requires an absolute assurance for any reason as to its accuracy, please see the official state laws, policies, and/or procedures.

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