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Summary of Damage Prevention Laws

PHMSA developed and maintains a summary of state damage prevention laws. PHMSA’s summary reflects state damage prevention law requirements categorized relative to: Excavator Requirements; Operator Response; and, One Call, Enforcement, and Reporting. 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 can download the summary spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel format) or you may also view the summary information for individual states by visiting the state Damage Prevention Information pages.

NOTICE: 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.