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CITY COMMISSION

Neighborhood/Community Affairs Committee Meeting City Hall, Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, 1700 Convention Center Drive October 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, conventions, and neighborhood

Commissioner Micky Steinberg, Chair Commissioner Michael G ngora, Vice-Chair Commissioner Joy Malakoff, Member Commissioner John Elizabeth Alem n, Alternate

Eric Carpenter, Liaison Christina Baguer, Support Staff

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OLD BUSINESS
Tagged Passions:business and boards and commissions

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DISCUSSION REGARDING CLEANLINESS IN MIAMI BEACH. January 16, 2019 - C4 S Commissioner G ngora Public Works/ Organizational Development

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:development, beach, Development, Public Works, and public works

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DISCUSSION REGARDING FINES LEVIED AGAINST PROPERTIES AND A POLICY DECISION AS TO WHEN THE CITY SHOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS. March 13, 2019 - C4 E Commissioner Alem n Code Compliance

NEW BUSINESS

Tagged Passions:business, compliance, and policy

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DISCUSSION REGARDING SPRAY PAINTED MARKINGS LEFT ON SIDEWALKS BY CONTRACTORS FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME. September 11, 2019 - C4 L Commissioner Mickey Steinberg Public Works

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Tagged Passions:streets, Public Works, public works, and Pedestrian

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CONFIGURATION OF THE INTERSECTION OF WEST 26 STREET AND PINE TREE DRIVE IN FRONT OF THE SCOTT RAKOW YOUTH CENTER.

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Tagged Passions:streets and youth

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CITY S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES RELATING TO EVICTIONS OF SENIOR CITIZENS AND EVICTIONS DURING A STORM EMERGENCY AND DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO REVIEW OUR PROCESSES AND PROTOCOLS AND POTENTIALLY DEVELOP COORDINATED PROCEDURES WITH THE COUNTY TO HELP, IF NEEDED, SENIOR CITIZENS WHO ARE EVICTED, IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE TEMPORARY SHELTER.

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Tagged Passions:seniors, procedure, emergency, and housing

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DISCUSSION REGARDING CITIZEN, THE SMARTPHONE POLICE BLOTTER. September 11, 2019 - C4 K Commissioner G ngora Police

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:public safety

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DISCUSSION REGARDING BEACHWALK MEDALLIONS. September 11, 2019 - C7 J Commissioner Aleman Office of Capital Improvement Projects

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:capital spending and Capital Spending

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE BETTER BUS PROJECT.

Transportation and Mobility DEFERRED ITEMS

Tagged Passions:Public Transit and transportation

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE 23 STREET AND 63 STREET COMPLETE STREETS FEASIBILITY STUDIES. December 13, 2017 - C4 A Commissioner G ngora Transportation Status: Deferred pending community meeting.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets and transportation

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DISCUSSION REGARDING CRIME IN MIAMI BEACH. February 14, 2018 - R9 X Commissioner G ngora Police Status: Deferred to the December 18, 2019 NCAC meeting.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:public safety, beach, and crime

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE POSSIBILITY OF INSTALLING A TURNING LANE WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING EAST ON I-195 HEADING ONTO 41ST STREET AND TURNING SOUTH ON ALTON ROAD. May 16, 2018 - C4 AO Commissioner G ngora Transportation Status: Deferred pending petition results from St. Patrick Catholic school.

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Tagged Passions:streets, transportation, and education

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF EXTRANEOUS AND POTENTIALLY OUTDATED LEGISLATION IN MIAMI BEACH. July 25, 2018 - C4 E

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Commissioner G ngora Office of the City Attorney Status: Deferred pending recommendations from each department. City attorney to bring back comprehensive multi-department recommendation to NCAC meeting when ready.

Tagged Passions:legal

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE INTEREST OF THE COMMISSION IN OPERATING ELECTRIC SCOOTERS AT ALL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A FUTURE PILOT PROGRAM. July 25, 2018 - R9 V Commissioner G ngora Transportation/Legal Status: Deferred to the December 18, 2019 NCAC Meeting to allow City of Miami pilot program to terminate and inform our discussion at Committee.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:legal, boards and commissions, transportation, program, and electric

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DISCUSSION TO CONSIDER CONCEPTS FOR THE NORTH BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY. December 12, 2018 - C4 Q

Transportation Status: Deferred pending completion of traffic study.

Tagged Passions:beach, transportation, parks, traffic, and neighborhood

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE LONG WAIT TIMES FOR THE SOUTH BEACH TROLLEYS. February 13, 2019 - C4 M Commissioner G ngora Transportation Status: Deferred to the December 18, 2019 NCAC meeting, pending discussion at the Transportation, Parking and Bicycle-Pedestrian Facilities Committee.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:beach, Public Transit, transportation, Bicycles, Pedestrian, parking, and bicycles

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE INTERSECTION AT 44 STREET AND CHASE AVE AND PRAIRIE AVE AS IT RELATES TO SAFETY AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL STOP SIGNS. May 8, 2019 - C4 D Commissioner Steinberg Transportation Status: Deferred to the December 18, 2019 NCAC meeting, pending data analysis.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets and transportation

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DISCUSSION REGARDING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CONCERNS ON ALTON ROAD FROM 10TH STREET TO 16TH STREET. May 8, 2019 - C4 A Commissioner Aleman Transportation Status: Deferred to the December 18, 2019 NCAC meeting, pending completion of FDOT traffic study.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets, transportation, Pedestrian, and traffic

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE NAMING OF THE NORTH SHORE BANDSHELL. September 11, 2019 - C4 G

Tourism and Culture Status: Deferred to the December 18, 2019 NCAC meeting, pending information from FIU.

Tagged Passions:tourism

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DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE MOTIONS CONCERNING FUMIGATION.

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DISCUSSION REGARDING RENAMING OF COLLINS CANAL PARK. October 16, 2019 - C4 G Commissioner Arriola Tourism and Culture

Page 4 of 128 OLD BUSINESS 1. COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Neighborhood/Community Affairs Committee Members FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager

Tagged Passions:business, tourism, watershed, parks, administrator, manager, and neighborhood

DATE: October 23, 2019

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SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING CLEANLINESS IN MIAMI BEACH.

ANALYSIS Verbal report regarding seaweed will be provided at Committee. Applicable Area Citywide Is this a Resident Right to Know item? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds? No No Page 5 of 128 OLD BUSINESS 2. COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Neighborhood/Community Affairs Committee Members FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager
Tagged Passions:funding, business, bond, beach, administrator, manager, and neighborhood

DATE: October 23, 2019

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SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING FINES LEVIED AGAINST PROPERTIES AND A POLICY DECISION AS TO WHEN THE CITY SHOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS.

ANALYSIS Verbal report will be provided at Committee. Is this a Resident Right to Know item? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds? Yes No Page 6 of 128 NEW BUSINESS 3. COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Neighborhood/Community Affairs Committee Members FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager
Tagged Passions:funding, business, bond, administrator, manager, policy, and neighborhood

DATE: October 23, 2019

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SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING SPRAY PAINTED MARKINGS LEFT ON SIDEWALKS BY CONTRACTORS FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME.

Tagged Passions:streets and Pedestrian

HISTORY: Commissioner Steinberg has been in receipt of emails from residents inquiring about spray paint markings left on the sidewalks by contractors and/or utility companies.

ANALYSIS Pursuant to the Underground Facility Damage and Prevention and Safety Act, Chapter 556 of the Florida Statutes, underground utility owners and operators are required to become members and follow policies of Sunshine 811 (guide attached), a not for profit corporation founded in 1993 to help prevent damages to its member s underground facilities. It does this by running a statewide system that notifies member companies when and where excavation or demolition is scheduled.
Tagged Passions:facility, streets, utility, Utility, demolition, Pedestrian, and history

It is the responsibility of Sunshine 811 to administer Chapter 556, F.S., which includes:

Operate and maintain a ticket management system; Maintain a database of its member s service areas, contact information, design services and design service fees; Receive and process an excavator s dig site and contact information; Send the excavator s information to utility member operator companies; Operate the Positive Response System, an effective communications method for members and excavators; and Educate stakeholders on the 811 process. Locate markings used to identify the horizontal route of underground facilities which are valid for 30 calendar days after a ticket is created and marked. Page 7 of 128 Uniform Color Codes for Marking Underground Utility Lines:
Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, services, communications, and Communications

RED: Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables BLUE: Potable water YELLOW: Gas, oil, steam, petroleum, gaseous materials GREEN: Sewers and drain lines PURPLE: Reclaimed water, irrigation, slurry lines PINK: Temporary survey marks ORANGE: Communications, alarm or signal lines, cables WHITE: Proposed excavation site Positive Response

The following types of paint are used for such markings:

Tagged Passions:sewer, utility, Fossil Fuels - Oil, Utility, materials, STEM, water, electric, communications, and Communications

Water Base Marking Paint (Industry Standard)

Water base paint is specifically made for striping lines on several types of surfaces. Made from quality materials, these paints are non-toxic, halogen-free, environmentally friendly. This water- based marking paint can be used inverted spray can dispensers. Water Base paint is widely used for utility marking locations and available in all approved color codes. Some other benefits of this type of paint is that it will not harm grass, is bright, and long lasting depending on weather conditions etc. Chalk Based Marking Paint Temporary and completely removable aerosol marking chalk for marking underground utility locations, survey markings, constructions zones, digging signs, ore mining sites, instructions, excavation zones, measurements. arrows, and identifications. It is available in all approved color codes for utility locations. Additionally, the painted lines will wash away with weather or can be easily cleaned off or washed away with soap and water whenever needed. Oil Based Marking Paint The most durable of all utility marking paint, however it is not readily used due its petroleum base. These spray paints are designed for use in an inverted position for marking construction, excavation sites, underground utilities. This type of paint works on serval types of surface such as concrete, blacktop, gravel, soil and grass. It dries to the touch in 15 minutes and is provides long-term resistance against elements and is formulated to go further and cover a greater area.
Tagged Passions:construction, sites, utility, Fossil Fuels - Oil, Utility, materials, water, and instruction

However, Chapter 556.101 (d), reserves to the State the power to regulate any subject matter specifically addressed in this chapter. Municipalities, counties, districts, or other local governments may not adopt or enforce ordinances or rules that conflict with this chapter or that prescribe any of the following:

1. Require operators of undergrounding facilities to obtain permits from local governments in order to identify undergrounding facilities.

Tagged Passions:ordinance, streetscape, and Underground Utility cable

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Require premarking or marking.

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Specify the types of paint or other marking devices that are used to identify underground facilities.

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Require removal of marks.

CONCLUSION: Since the City cannot prescribe either the type of paint that can be utilized by the various utilities which would ensure that these are not of a more permanent nature or the removal of the markings, there is not much that can be done to address the residents' concerns.

Applicable Area Citywide Is this a Resident Right to Know item? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds? Yes No
Tagged Passions:funding, utility, bond, and Utility

ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Sunshine 811 Damage prevention guide Other Chapter 556 Other

Page 9 of 128 Page 10 of 128 Preface This guide is written as a reference tool for excavators and underground facility owners/member operators. It reflects the policies of Sunshine 811. It is not a rule and does not have the force and effect of law. The governing law is the Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, Chapter 556, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Please note the following: Other laws may affect excavations in Florida such as the Federal Pipeline Safety Act; Florida Gas Safety Law, Part I, Chapter 368, F.S.; Florida Trench Safety Act, Part VI, Chapter 553, F.S.; National Electric Safety Code ANSI C- 2; OSHA standard 1926.651; and the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety (PIPES) Act of 2006.
Tagged Passions:facility and electric

This is an educational document and reference tool for interacting with Sunshine 811. It should not be used as a legal reference document. Consult your attorney for legal advice.

Every effort has been made to accurately reproduce Chapter 556, F.S., but Sunshine 811, its officers, employees and agents make no representations or warranties as to its accuracy.

Tagged Passions:legal and public safety

This guide is produced for use after July 1, 2017. Its contents are subject to change without notice.

Sunshine 811 does not: o Enforce Chapter 556, F.S. o Locate and mark underground facilities. o Settle disputes between excavators and members. o Keep a database of the exact location of underground facilities. Sunshine811.com has more information for your reference.

Hours of Operation The Sunshine 811 Call Center is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Internet Ticket Entry (ITE) and Single Address Ticket (SAT) are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to request tickets. Sunshine 811 is closed the following holidays as provided by law: New Year s Day Thanksgiving Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Friday after Thanksgiving Day Memorial Day Christmas Eve Day Independence Day Christmas Day

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Contacting Sunshine 811 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Online Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

- Mobile App - irthNet - Internet Ticket Entry - Single Address Ticket

Sunshine 811 Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 - Violations - High-Priority Subsurface Installations - Federal Fines - Alternative Dispute Resolution - Removing Locate Marks - Noncompliance Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Excavators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Tolerance Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Damages and Facility Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 - When a Facility is Contacted or Damaged (Non-hazardous) - When a Hazardous Material Pipeline is Contacted or Damaged - Recognize a Natural Gas Leak Ticket Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Ticket Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Ticket Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Positive Response System (PRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

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- PRS Codes Low Impact Marking Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 High-Priority Subsurface Installation Procedures . . . . . . . .32 Extraordinary Circumstances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 The Law: Chapter 556, F.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Important Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

TABLE O F CO N TEN TS Contacting Sunshine 811 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Online Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
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Mobile App irthNet Internet Ticket Entry Single Address Ticket

Sunshine 811 Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Violations Removing Locate Marks High-Priority Subsurface Installations Federal Fines Alternative Dispute Resolution Noncompliance Program Member Operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Excavators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Tolerance Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Damages and Facility Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 When a Facility is Contacted or Damaged (Non- hazardous) When a Hazardous Material Pipeline is Contacted or Damaged Pipeline Leak Recognition and What to Do Ticket Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Ticket Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Ticket Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Positive Response Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 PRS Codes Low Impact Marking Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 High-Priority Subsurface Installation Procedures . . . . . . . . .32 Extraordinary Circumstances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 The Law: Chapter 556, F.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Important Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Page 12 of 128
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CONTACTING SUNSHINE 811 Sunshine811.com can answer many of your questions. You can access excavator-specific or member-specific sections in the navigation bar. A Learning Center is also available under Resources and in the Sunshine 811 app for Android and iOS phones or tablets.

Corporate Office Sunshine 811, 11 Plantation Rd., DeBary, FL 32713

386-575-2000 800-638-4097

info@sunshine811.com Tickets 811

386-575-2025 800-432-4770

ITE Support 811, select option 8 Positive Response Sunshine 811 App sunshine811.com 800-852-8057 Damage Reporting: Florida DIRT sunshine811.com Accounting accounting@sunshine811.com 386-575-2010 386-575-2037 (Fax)

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Enforcement For law enforcement use to verify tickets. Members can use

to report field enforcement issues. 800-CAREFUL (227-3385) Member Services memberservices@sunshine811.com
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Member technical issues, contact updates, service area questions, records research, claims, noncompliance and

damage reporting 386-575-2009 800-651-6720

800-651-8601 (Records and Research Fax)

Training Education Sunshine 811 damage prevention liaisons fulfill many roles in Florida including educating, networking and collaborating with

Tagged Passions:training, education, and networking

utility owners and operators, excavators, contract locate companies and industry organizations.

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Visit sunshine811.com/liaisons to contact the liaison for your county.

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Mission Statement The mission of Sunshine 811 is to promote and facilitate

excavation safety and underground facility damage prevention.

Vision Statement Florida, the safest place to dig. Page 14 of 128 ONLINE TOOLS MOBILE APP Sunshine 811 offers a free Android and iOS app for phones and tablets. The app gives you access to information and systems you need most in the field. Some of the features include positive response for easy, on-site verification of locate marks; full law text; a Learning Center for subject- specific information; a news feed to catch up on the latest 811 news and technical updates; and safety education. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the Sunshine 811 app.

Tagged Passions:Google, facility, strategic, commercial, and education

INTERNET TICKET ENTRY (ITE) ITE is our online ticket entry system for professional excavators who frequently create tickets for excavation jobs or jobs that occur at multiple addresses. With ITE you can manage tickets easily, view maps and check the Positive Response System on any device, and it works with multiple browsers.

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ITE tickets created on Saturday or Sunday have the same due date as tickets created on Friday (Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.).

ITE users can create emergency tickets approval required. Renewing tickets is less time consuming. Get started with ITE today. Complete the application at sunshine811.com. After you are approved, you will get an invitation to the online training course. If you need help, call our ITE Support Line 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 811 and select option 8.
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SINGLE ADDRESS TICKET (SAT) SAT is our online ticket entry system used by homeowners and excavators to create tickets for dig projects at a single address. A valid email address is needed to use SAT. No training is necessary. Access SAT at sunshine811.com or from the Sunshine 811 app.

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Fines of up to 50,000 may be imposed if a High-

P SUNSHINE 811 RESPONSIBILITIES The Florida Legislature formed Sunshine State One-Call of Florida (doing business as Sunshine 811) as a not-for-profit corporation in 1993 under the Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, Chapter 556, Florida Statutes. In the Act, membership is mandatory for persons or companies that furnish or transport materials or services using an underground facility. Sunshine 811 s main purpose is to help prevent damages to its member s underground facilities. It does this by running a statewide system that notifies member companies when and where excavation or demolition is scheduled. It is the responsibility of Sunshine 811 to administer Chapter 556, F.S., which includes: Operate and maintain a ticket management system; Maintain a database of its member s service areas, contact information, design services and design service fees; Receive and process an excavator s dig site and contact information; Send the excavator s information to utility member operator companies; Operate the Positive Response System, an effective communications method for members and excavators; and Educate stakeholders on the 811 process. Sunshine 811 does not:
Tagged Passions:business, facility, utility, Utility, materials, services, communications, demolition, and Communications

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Enforce Chapter 556, F.S. 2. Locate and mark underground facilities. 3. Settle disputes between excavators and members. 4. Keep a database of the exact location of underground

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Florida officers (state law enforcement, local police and local sheriff) as well as local government code inspectors and code enforcement officers can issue citations for any of the violations below [s. 556.107(1)(a), F.S.]. Violations s.556.107 Failure to have a valid ticket. [(s.556.105(1)] Failure to wait the required time prior to digging.

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[s.556.105(6)] Failure to stop digging if marks are destroyed or, in the

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case of underwater facilities, are inadequately documented. [s.556.105(11)]

Failure to stop digging if there is contact with even when there is no noticeable damage or damage to an underground facility while digging. [s.556.105(12)] Failure to locate underground facilities for an excavator as requested on a ticket after determining the underground facility is close to or in conflict with the dig site. [s.556.105(5)(a), (b)]
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Requesting an emergency ticket for a non-emergency situation. [s.556.109(2)]

Failure to follow low-impact marking practices. [s.556.114(1), (2), (3), (4)] Fines for civil violations begin at 500 and can be as high as 5,000. Fines of up to 50,000 may be imposed if a High- Priority Subsurface Installation (HPSI) is involved. Prevention is best. Use this guide, always check positive response and pay attention to HPSIs.
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Florida officers (state law enforcement, local police and local sheriff) as well as local government code inspectors and code enforcement officers can issue citations for any of the violations below [s. 556.107(1)(a), F.S.]. Violations s.556.107 Failure to have a valid ticket. [(s.556.105(1)] Failure to wait the required time prior to digging.

Tagged Passions:public safety and codes enforcement

[s.556.105(6)] Failure to stop digging if marks are destroyed or, in the

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case of underwater facilities, are inadequately documented. [s.556.105(11)]

Failure to stop digging if there is contact with even when there is no noticeable damage or damage to an underground facility while digging. [s.556.105(12)] Failure to locate underground facilities for an excavator as requested on a ticket after determining the underground facility is close to or in conflict with the dig site. [s.556.105(5)(a), (b)]
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Requesting an emergency ticket for a non-emergency situation. [s.556.109(2)]

Failure to follow low-impact marking practices. [s.556.114(1), (2), (3), (4)] Fines for civil violations begin at 500 and can be as high as 5,000. Fines of up to 50,000 may be imposed if a High- Priority Subsurface Installation (HPSI) is involved. Use this guide, always check the Positive Response System (PRS), and be diligent when you get the PRS code for an HPSI. Page 18 of 128 Removing Locate Markings Locate markings used to identify the horizontal route of underground facilities are valid for 30 calendar days after a ticket is created. Knowing and willful removal or destruction of valid stakes or paint marks before the 30 calendar days have passed is a misdemeanor of the second degree. High-Priority Subsurface Installation (HPSI) Damage Incident The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings adjudicates alleged violations of Chapter 556, F.S., and may impose fines when incidents involving High-Priority Subsurface Installations (HPSI) are caused by a violation of s.556.107 and result in one or more of the following: Death; or, Serious bodily injury requiring inpatient hospitalization; or, Property damage in excess of 50,000; or, Service interruption to a minimum of 2,500 people. HPSIs are underground transmission or distribution pipelines used to transport any refined petroleum products or hazardous/highly volatile liquids such as anhydrous ammonia or carbon dioxide. Violations can result in fines up to 50,000 for non- governmental entities or up to 10,000 for state agencies or political subdivisions. For more information on the HPSI process, see the HPSI Procedures and s.556.116(4) (5) in this Guide.
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RC EM EN T Removing Locate Markings Locate markings used to identify the horizontal route of underground facilities are valid for 30 calendar days after a ticket is created. Knowing and willful removal or destruction of valid stakes or paint marks before the 30 calendar days have passed is a misdemeanor of the second degree. High-Priority Subsurface Installation (HPSI) Damage Incident The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings adjudicates alleged violations of Chapter 556, F.S., and may impose fines when incidents involving High-Priority Subsurface Installations (HPSI) are caused by a violation of s.556.107 and result in one or more of the following: Death; or, Serious bodily injury requiring inpatient hospitalization; or, Property damage in excess of 50,000; or, Service interruption to a minimum of 2,500 people. HPSIs are underground transmission or distribution pipelines used to transport any refined petroleum products or hazardous/highly volatile liquids such as anhydrous ammonia or carbon dioxide. Violations can result in fines up to 50,000 for non- governmental entities or up to 10,000 for state agencies or political subdivisions. For more information on the HPSI process, see the HPSI Procedures and s.556.116(4) (5) in this Guide. Page 19 of 128 Federal Fines As of April 2017, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA) also has jurisdiction to levy civil penalties several times over what is provided for in Chapter 556, F.S., to excavators who damage PHMSA regulated pipelines. For more information on these fines and federal law, visit https://phmsa.dot.gov. Alternative Dispute Resolution Sunshine 811 offers an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process for disputes involving: loss of services, down time, delays, other economic disruptions, etc. Any party involved in the dispute is eligible to use this process. The ADR proceeding is handled through the Division of Administrative Hearings. For more information on the ADR process, see s.556.115 in this Guide. Noncompliance Program Sunshine 811 s noncompliance program provides education to anyone who allegedly did not properly follow the provisions for Chapter 556, F.S. It also promotes open communication between excavators and members. To begin the process, complete an online noncompliance form at sunshine811.com.

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RCEM EN T Federal Fines As of April 2017, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) also has jurisdiction to levy civil penalties several times over what is provided for in Chapter 556, F.S., to excavators who damage PHMSA regulated pipelines. For more information on these fines and federal law, visit https://phmsa.dot.gov. Alternative Dispute Resolution Sunshine 811 offers an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process for disputes involving: loss of services, downtime, delays, other economic disruptions, etc. Any party involved in the dispute is eligible to use this process. The ADR proceeding is handled through the Division of Administrative Hearings. For more information on the ADR process, see s.556.115 in this Guide. Noncompliance Program Sunshine 811 s Noncompliance Program provides education to anyone who allegedly did not properly follow the provisions for Chapter 556, F.S. It also promotes open communication between excavators and members. To begin the process, complete an online noncompliance form at sunshine811.com. Page 20 of 128 MEMBER OPERATORS Sunshine 811 s Member Services Department is here to help you with technical issues, contact updates, service area questions, records research, claims, non- compliance and extraordinary circumstances. (800) 651-6720 memberservices@sunshine811.com Organizations that own or operate underground utilities/facilities are required to become members of Sunshine 811. Under Chapter 556, F.S., members have many responsibilities: 1. Respond to all tickets through the Positive Response System (PRS) a. If you have buried facilities near the dig site, locate and mark them, and enter the proper PRS code. The code must be entered within two full business days of receiving a normal ticket and 10 full business days for underwater tickets.
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All other response codes indicating clear or unmarked must be entered within the same timeframe as stated above.

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If you cannot locate within the legal timeframe, contact the excavator directly to arrange a new time that is mutually agreeable. Then, enter the appropriate PRS code. You will automatically receive a late notice if no code is provided to PRS within the legal timeframe. Note: Leaving a voice mail or email with the excavator does not constitute a mutual agreement.

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Use industry-accepted low-impact marking products such as flags, stakes and temporary/non-permanent paint.* Biodegradable materials could advance the goals of low-impact marking but are not required.

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Provide the best information possible when you don t have accurate information for the exact location of your underground facilities.

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Update contact information at least annually and when there are employment or role changes for your company contact.

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Effective July 1, 2017, members are required to report excavation incidents that damage any pipe, cable or protective coverings, or any other underground facilities per s.556.105(12)(b) to the Florida Damage Information Reporting Tool (more commonly called Florida DIRT) annually, no later than March 31st for the prior calendar year. Florida DIRT can be accessed at sunshine811.com

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BER O PERATO RS Page 22 of 128 EXCAVATORS Excavators have many responsibilities under Chapter 556, F.S. Getting a ticket is just the first step, and sometimes it takes more than one call. Note: You will see members referred to throughout this Guide. These are persons or companies that furnish or transport materials or services through an underground facility. Effective July 1, 2017, excavators who damage an underground facility that results in the escape of any natural gas or other hazardous substance or material regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration must immediately call 911. Excavator responsibilities 1. Premark the dig site with white flags, stakes, temporary
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paint or other industry accepted low-impact marking materials if possible. You re required to premark when you cannot accurately describe the dig site or when a member has responded to the Positive Response System with a 3N code. Premarking is not required when:

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The white marks could interfere with traffic or pedestrian control; or,

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You and the members have made other arrangements.

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Enter tickets online using Internet Ticket Entry (ITE) or call 811. Non-ITE users can use Single Address Ticket (SAT) for dig sites at one address. Remember, the Field Contact Number should not be an office contact. This number will be used to get clarifications, arrange meetings, schedule new due dates, etc. It should have a working voice mail that is regularly checked so a locator can make positive contact as necessary.

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Excavators have many responsibilities under Chapter 556, F.S. Getting a ticket is just the first step, and sometimes it takes more than one call. Note: You will see members referred to throughout this Guide. These are persons or companies that furnish or transport materials or services through an underground facility. Effective July 1, 2017, excavators who damage an underground facility that results in the escape of any natural gas or other hazardous substance or material regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration must immediately call 911. Excavator responsibilities 1. Premark the dig site with white flags, stakes, temporary

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paint or other industry accepted low-impact marking materials if possible. You re required to premark when you cannot accurately describe the dig site or when a member has responded to the Positive Response System with a 3N code. Premarking is not required when:

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You and the members have made other arrangements.

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Enter tickets online using Internet Ticket Entry (ITE) or call 811. Non-ITE users can use Single Address Ticket (SAT) for dig sites at one address. Remember, the Field Contact Number should not be an office contact. This number will be used to get clarifications, arrange meetings, schedule new due dates, etc. It should have a working voice mail that is regularly checked so a locator can leave a message.

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When renewing a ticket, DELETE areas where digging is COMPLETE.*

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To expand the dig site (or go beyond the white line boundary), request a new ticket.*

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When all information is entered, you will be given the following:

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Ticket number b. Legal date and time to begin excavation or

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If you feel that a mistake has been made on your ticket, call 811 to make a correction. Corrections cannot be made online.

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Members have up to two full business days for normal tickets and 10 full business days for underwater tickets to mark your site and respond to the Positive Response System (PRS) with a code that tells you if your dig site is clear, marked or unmarked. Day one begins the next business day after you request the ticket. A business day is calculated by the Sunshine 811 system as beginning at 12 a.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m. All tickets are valid for 30 calendar days as long as the marks are visible and in place.

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demolition c. Ticket expiration date d. List of members that will be notified

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If you find that a mistake has been made on your ticket, call 811 to make a correction. Corrections cannot be made online.

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Members have up to two full business days for normal tickets and 10 full business days for underwater tickets to mark your site and respond to the Positive Response System (PRS) with a code that tells you if your dig site is clear, marked or unmarked. Day one begins the next business day after you request the ticket. A business day is calculated by the Sunshine 811 system as beginning at 12 a.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m. All tickets are valid for 30 calendar days as long as the marks are visible and in place.

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Check PRS throughout the required timeframe to follow each member s progress. This will also give you time to take care of any instructions the member may have left for you. Access PRS at sunshine811.com or with Sunshine 811 s free app available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Three codes of note:

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Code 3F: If you did not mutually agree to a delay, go to PRS and check the box next to the 3F code.

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Code 2C: You are within 15 feet of a high- priority subsurface installation. Florida law requires you to notify the member of the excavation or demolition start date and time. Do not take this lightly. Damaging pipelines regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) carries stiff penalties. For your convenience, PRS offers a place to leave your start date and time for the member to access. Get more information about PHMSA fines and penalties at https://phmsa.dot.gov.

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Code 3N: Site description is not clear. White lining is required.

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You can dig before the required time has expired if all members listed on your ticket have responded to PRS and you have taken care of any special instructions left by any members. Marked codes with exceptions may have an additional step. See the individual code for instructions. At the end of two or 10 full business days, directly contact any members that have not responded [s.556.105(9)(c)]. PRS automatically sends late notices to the members that have not responded.

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View the PRS summary on the Sunshine 811 app at your job site before you begin digging or demolishing. Compare the codes to what you see at the site. If what you see doesn t match the code a member left, contact that member for clarification.

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each member s progress. This will also give you time to take care of any instructions the member may have left for you. Access PRS at sunshine811.com or with Sunshine 811 s free app available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Three codes of note:
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Code 3F: If you did not mutually agree to a delay, go to PRS and check the box next to the 3F code.

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Code 2C: You are within 15 feet of a high- priority subsurface installation. Florida law requires you to notify the member of the excavation or demolition start date and time. Do not take this lightly. Damaging pipelines regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) carries stiff penalties. For your convenience, PRS offers a place to leave your start date and time for the member to access. Get more information about PHMSA fines and penalties at https://phmsa.dot.gov.

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Code 3N: Site description is not clear. White lining is required.

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You can dig before the required time has expired if all members listed on your ticket have responded to PRS and you have taken care of any special instructions left by any members. Marked codes with exceptions may have an additional step. See the individual code for instructions. At the end of two or 10 full business days, directly contact any members that have not responded [s.556.105(9)(c)]. PRS automatically sends late notices to the members that have not responded.

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View the PRS summary on the Sunshine 811 app at your job site before you begin digging or demolishing. Compare the codes to what you see at the site. If what you see doesn t match the code a member used, contact that member for clarification.

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This is also a good time to get familiar with the marks. Take photos or video of the marks for documentation purposes and make sure you include surrounding areas to identify the marks locations.

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Once you re sure everything is ok, you may begin digging. However, if at this point, a member has still failed to respond to your ticket, s.556.105(6)(a) allows you to proceed, but requires you to use reasonable care and detection equipment or other acceptable means to locate unmarked underground facilities.

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Maintain locate marks throughout your project. If the marks are destroyed, stop digging, contact 811 to request a new ticket and wait the required time. Reference the old ticket number so information can be easily accessed. You can move to another area of the dig site where you have a valid ticket and marks are clearly present.

A note about private facilities Sunshine 811 members locating and marking practices vary. Most cities, counties and utility companies do not locate private facilities. These may include water and sewer lines from the meter to the house, and lines such as electric to a shed, irrigation systems, landscape lighting, etc. There has not been a law change requiring you to hire a private locating company, but you are responsible for not damaging those lines when you dig. If you wish to hire a private locating company, there are many throughout the state. We have a Locating category on our Associate Membership page at sunshine811.com. Sunshine 811 does not endorse any associate members listed on its page. Anyone wishing to have their private locating company listed should complete an Associate Member Application on our website.

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This is also a good time to get familiar with the marks. Take photos or video of the marks for documentation purposes and make sure you include surrounding areas to identify the marks locations.

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Once you re sure everything is ok, you may begin digging. However, if at this point, a member has still failed to respond to your ticket, s.556.105(6)(a) allows you to proceed, but requires you to use reasonable care and detection equipment or other acceptable means to locate unmarked underground facilities.

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Maintain locate marks throughout your project. If the marks are destroyed, stop digging, contact 811 to request a new ticket and wait the required time. Reference the old ticket number so information can be easily accessed. You can move to another area of the dig site where you have a valid ticket and marks are clearly present.

A note about private facilities Sunshine 811 members locating and marking practices vary. Most cities, counties and utility companies do not locate private facilities. These may include water and sewer lines from the meter to the house, and lines such as electric to a shed, irrigation systems, landscape lighting, etc. There has not been a law change requiring you to hire a private locating company, but you are responsible for not damaging those lines when you dig. If you wish to hire a private locating company, there are many throughout the state. We have a Locating category on our Associate Membership page at sunshine811.com. Sunshine 811 does not endorse any associate members listed on its page. Anyone wishing to have their private locating company listed should become an Associate Member. Complete an Associate Member Application on our website. Page 26 of 128

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TOLERANCE ZONE Chapter 556, F.S., sets a tolerance zone that extends 24 inches from the outer edge of each side of an underground facility. Locate marks show the approximate location of an underground facility. To be sure where that facility is located, you must expose it using a method below:

Hand digging at an angle toward the facility Pot holing Soft digging Vacuum excavation methods Other similar procedures Exposing the facility lets you see the facility size and the clearance you need to maintain during excavation. Digging within the tolerance zone requires special precaution and using mechanized equipment requires a spotter. Special note about depth Chapter 556, F.S., does not require members to provide the depth of their underground facilities. That s because the lines, pipes and cables often shift underground from erosion, grading and construction projects. This leaves some facilities only inches from the surface. Never assume that a facility is the same depth throughout its route.

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CE ZO N E Page 28 of 128 DAMAGES FACILITY CONTACTS When a Facility is Contacted or Damaged 1. If you contact or damage an underground facility STOP DIGGING. (Florida law) 2. Notify the member that owns the underground facility. Emergency contact information is on the Sunshine 811 app and at sunshine811.com. Remember, you must notify the member anytime a facility is contacted, even when there is no visible damage. (Florida law) [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.]

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The member will determine whether immediate repair is necessary. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.]

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The member may begin immediate repair without a ticket, exercising the emergency exemption; or, request an emergency ticket to get the area marked by other utilities.

When a Hazardous Material Pipeline is Contacted or Damaged 1. If you contact or damage a facility/pipeline that results in the
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escape of any natural gas or other hazardous substance or material, STOP DIGGING and move to a safe distance from the area. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.]

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CALL 911 to report the damage or contact immediately. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.]

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17D AM AG ES C O N TA CT S IMPORTANT: Chapter 556, F.S., does not define a response time for emergencies. You can include crew on site in the remarks section, but it is not a guarantee that another member will show up quickly. In real emergency situations, you may not be able to wait to fix the issue. When a Facility is Contacted or Damaged 1. If you contact or damage an underground facility STOP DIGGING. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.] 2. Notify the member that owns the underground facility. Emergency contact information is on the Sunshine 811 app and at sunshine811.com. Remember, you must notify the member anytime a facility is contacted, even when there is no visible damage. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.]

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The member will determine whether immediate repair is necessary. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.]

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The member may begin immediate repair without a ticket, exercising the emergency exemption; or, request an emergency ticket to get the area marked by other utilities.

When a Hazardous Material Pipeline is Contacted or Damaged 1. If you contact or damage a facility/pipeline that results in the escape of any natural gas or other hazardous substance or material, STOP DIGGING and move a safe distance from the area. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.]
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CALL 911 to report the damage or contact immediately. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.]

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Contact the facility owner. [s.556.105(12)(a), F.S.] Emergency contact information is on the Sunshine 811 app and at sunshine811.com.

IMPORTANT: Chapter 556, F.S., does not define a response time for emergencies. You can include crew on site in the remarks section, but it is not a guarantee that a member will show up quickly. In real emergency situations, you may not be able to wait to fix the issue. Page 29 of 128 Pipeline Leak Recognition and What to Do Pipeline Leak Recognition and What to Do. (May 25, 2017). Retreived from: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/safety-awareness/pipeline/ pipeline-leak-recognition-and-what-do How to Recognize Where a Pipeline Is Many buried pipelines used in the transportation of petroleum products and natural gas are identified by above ground pipeline markers. Some pipelines transport other hazardous products such as chemicals, highly volatile liquids, and anhydrous ammonia, or carbon dioxide. Pipeline markers are located along certain pipeline routes that identify the approximate location of the pipeline. Every pipeline marker provides critical information to the general public and emergency responders such as the company that operates the pipeline, product transported, and a phone number that should be called in the event of an emergency. Markers may be seen where a pipeline intersects a street, highway, or railway. How to Recognize a Pipeline Leak or Release Knowing how to recognize and respond to a possible leak or release is a key factor in pipeline safety. A leak or release can be recognized by: SIGHT: Liquid pools, discolored or abnormally dry soil/vegetation, continuous bubbling in wet or flooded areas, an oily sheen on water surfaces, vaporous fogs, blowing dirt around a pipeline area, or fire coming from the ground or appearing to burn aboveground can all indicate a pipeline leak. Dead or discolored plants in an otherwise healthy area of vegetation or frozen ground in warm weather are other possible signs including exposed pipeline, possibly caused by a natural disaster such as flood or earthquake. SOUND: Volume can range from a quiet hissing to a loud roar depending on the size of the leak.
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SMELL: An unusual smell, petroleum odor, or gaseous odor will sometimes accompany pipeline

Page 30 of 128 leaks. Some companies provide odorant sample cards to be sent to businesses or residences upon request; and, some offer additional information about natural gas. o Gas transmission/gas gathering pipelines are odorless, but may contain a hydrocarbon smell.

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Gas distribution systems are odorized with the chemical mercaptan or other similar chemicals. Mercaptan is a harmless non-toxic chemical that is added to make it easier to detect a gas leak due to its rotten egg like odor.

o Highly Volatile Liquids (HVL s) can be odorless and colorless in their natural state and most are considered irritants to eyes and nose. Commercial odorants are added to many HVL s to assist in detection of a leak. o Landfill gas, which is becoming a popular source of natural gas, has a more pungent and unpleasant odor similar to the smell of rotting garbage.

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What to DO in the event of a suspected or detected leak: To ensure your safety and the safety of those in the vicinity of a pipeline, the following guidelines should be followed if a pipeline leak is suspected or detected:

DO turn off gas appliances. DO leave the area by foot immediately. Do not try to locate the source of the odor or leak. Try to direct other individuals to leave the area. Attempt to stay upwind. DO call 911 from a safe location; then, notify the pipeline company and or your local emergency response number if known. Provide the emergency operator your name, phone number, a brief summary of the incident, and the location. 19D AM AG ES C O N TA CT S leaks. Some companies provide odorant sample cards to be sent to businesses or residences upon request; and, some offer additional information about natural gas. o Gas transmission/gas gathering pipelines are odorless, but may contain a hydrocarbon smell.

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Gas distribution systems are odorized with the chemical mercaptan or other similar chemicals. Mercaptan is a harmless non-toxic chemical that is added to make it easier to detect a gas leak due to its rotten egg like odor.

o Highly Volatile Liquids (HVL s) can be odorless and colorless in their natural state and most are considered irritants to eyes and nose. Commercial odorants are added to many HVL s to assist in detection of a leak. o Landfill gas, which is becoming a popular source of natural gas, has a more pungent and unpleasant odor similar to the smell of rotting garbage.

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What to DO in the event of a suspected or detected leak To ensure your safety and the safety of those in the vicinity of a pipeline, the following guidelines should be followed if a pipeline leak is suspected or detected:

DO turn off gas appliances. DO leave the area by foot immediately. Do not try to locate the source of the odor or leak. Try to direct other individuals to leave the area. Attempt to stay upwind. DO call 911 from a safe location; then, notify the pipeline company and your local emergency response number if known. Provide the emergency operator your name, phone number, a brief summary of the incident, and the location. Page 31 of 128 What NOT TO DO in the Event a Leak Were to Occur DO NOT come into direct contact with any escaping liquids or gas. DO NOT attempt to operate any pipeline valves yourself. You may inadvertently route more product to the leak or cause a secondary incident. DO NOT cause any open flame or other potential source of ignition such as an electrical switch, vehicle ignition, light a match, etc. Do not start motor vehicles or electrical equipment. DO NOT use telephone or cell phone. If inside a home or business, do not pull plugs from electrical outlet or open an automatic garage if the vehicle is parked inside. DO NOT ring doorbells to notify others of the leak. Knock with your hand to avoid a potential spark from metal knockers. DO NOT drive into a leak or vapor cloud while leaving the area. DO NOT attempt to extinguish a natural gas fire. Wait for local firemen and other emergency professionals trained to deal with such emergencies.

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AG ES CO N TACTS What NOT TO DO in the Event a Leak Were to Occur DO NOT come into direct contact with any escaping liquids or gas. DO NOT attempt to operate any pipeline valves yourself. You may inadvertently route more product to the leak or cause a secondary incident. DO NOT cause any open flame or other potential source of ignition such as an electrical switch, vehicle ignition, light a match, etc. Do not start motor vehicles or electrical equipment. DO NOT use telephone or cell phone. If inside a home or business, do not pull plugs from electrical outlet or use a garage door opener if the vehicle is parked inside. DO NOT ring doorbells to notify others of the leak. Knock with your hand to avoid a potential spark from metal knockers. DO NOT drive into a leak or vapor cloud while leaving the area. DO NOT attempt to extinguish a natural gas fire. Wait for local firemen and other emergency professionals trained to deal with such emergencies. Page 32 of 128 TICKET SIZE 1. One ticket may cover a total linear distance of up to one

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mile on any single street including the right-of-way and contiguous parallel easements and up to 150 feet in either direction along crossing streets identified in the ticket.

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2.
One ticket may cover up to five individual addresses for work that is being done on properties including the easement or right-of-way. The distance from address one to five cannot be more than one mile.

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Tagged Passions:easement

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ET S IZ E EASEMENT EASEMENT ONE MILE Taylor St. One Mile on ROW Ticket ROW

Tagged Passions:easement

150-ft of cross street

Tagged Passions:streets

150-ft of cross street

Tagged Passions:streets

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A ve . S pr op er ty li ne s ROW EASEMENT EASEMENT EASEMENT EASEMENT address 1 address 2 address 3 address 4 address 5 ONE MILE EASEMENT

Tagged Passions:easement

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3.
One ticket may cover an area of undeveloped land of no more than one square mile, provided that the boundaries of the undeveloped land area where the work is to be performed are described on the ticket. This ticket may also include work to be performed on any single street or right-of-way bordering the area of undeveloped land. Work to be performed on any additional bordering street or right-of-way will require a separate ticket.

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Tagged Passions:streets

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Page 34 of 128 TICKET TYPES 1. Normal Ticket

a.
Dig site is entirely on dry land. b. Valid for 30 calendar days. c. Request two full business days before digging

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business

using Internet Ticket Entry (ITE), Single Address Ticket (SAT) or by calling 811.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:college prep

2.
Underwater Ticket a. Dig site is entirely underwater. b. Valid for 30 calendar days. c. Request 10 full business days before digging

using ITE or by calling 811. 3. Emergency Ticket Chapter 556, F.S., does not define a response time for emergencies. You can include crew on site in the remarks section, but it is not a guarantee that another member will show up quickly. In real emergency situations, you may not be able to wait to fix the issue.

Tagged Passions:business and emergency

a.
For situations where life or property is in danger. They are not for work-scheduling issues.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:property

b.
Usually requested by members or their agents. Approved users can request using ITE.

No additional detail provided

c.
Must meet one of the criteria below. You could be cited 500 for requesting a false emergency ticket. [s.556.109(2)]

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:emergency

i.
Necessary to protect life or property. ii. A material or substance is escaping

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:property

from an underground facility. iii. A vital public service has been

Tagged Passions:facility

interrupted. iv. There is a break in an underground

No additional detail provided

facility. v. A roadway has been impaired.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:facility

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ET T YP ES

1.
Normal Ticket a. Dig site is entirely on dry land. b. Valid for 30 calendar days. c. Request two full business days before digging

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business

using Internet Ticket Entry (ITE), Single Address Ticket (SAT) or by calling 811.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:college prep

2.
Underwater Ticket a. Dig site is entirely underwater. b. Valid for 30 calendar days. c. Request 10 full business days before digging

using ITE or by calling 811. 3. Emergency Ticket Chapter 556, F.S., does not define a response time for emergencies. You can include crew on site in the remarks section, but it is not a guarantee that a member will show up quickly. In real emergency situations, you may not be able to wait to fix the issue.

Tagged Passions:business and emergency

a.
For situations where life or property is in danger. They are not for work-scheduling issues.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:property

b.
Usually requested by members or their agents. Approved users can request using ITE.

No additional detail provided

c.
Must meet one of the criteria below. You could be cited 500 for requesting a false emergency ticket. [s.556.109(2)]

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:emergency

i.
Necessary to protect life or property. ii. A material or substance is escaping

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:property

from an underground facility. iii. A vital public service has been

Tagged Passions:facility

interrupted. iv. There is a break in an underground

No additional detail provided

facility. v. A roadway has been impaired.

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Tagged Passions:facility

d.
Forgetting to request a ticket two full business days ago does not constitute an emergency.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business and emergency

4.
Design Ticket a. Used when planning jobs involving future

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:planning and jobs

digging. Members and associate members may request them by calling 811 or using ITE.

No additional detail provided

b.
Some members don t receive design tickets. Therefore, you must be proactive and contact each member listed on the design ticket to make arrangements for design services.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:services

c.
There may be a fee for design services. All payment arrangements must be made with the member.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:services

d.
Design service levels incorporated into Chapter 556, F.S., are from the Florida Department of Transportation s Utility Accommodation Manual (UAM), Document Number 710-020- 001-f and are as follows:

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and transportation

i.
Level 1: Review of utility records (UAM D)

Tagged Passions:utility and Utility

ii.
Level 2: Topographic surveying of aboveground utility features (UAM C)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility and Utility

iii.
Level 3: Designating technologies to obtain the horizontal underground facility location (UAM B)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:facility

iv.
Level 4: Physical exposure of the underground facility (UAM A)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:facility

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No additional detail provided

d.
Forgetting to request a ticket two full business days ago does not constitute an emergency.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business and emergency

4.
Design Ticket a. Used when planning jobs involving future

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:planning and jobs

digging. Members and associate members may request them by calling 811 or using ITE.

No additional detail provided

b.
Some members don t receive design tickets. Therefore, you must be proactive and contact each member listed on the design ticket to make arrangements for design services.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:services

c.
There may be a fee for design services. All payment arrangements must be made with the member.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:services

d.
Design service levels incorporated into Chapter 556, F.S., are from the Florida Department of Transportation s Utility Accommodation Manual (UAM), Document Number 710-020- 001-f and are as follows:

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and transportation

i.
Level 1: Review of utility records (UAM D)

Tagged Passions:utility and Utility

ii.
Level 2: Topographic surveying of aboveground utility features (UAM C)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility and Utility

iii.
Level 3: Designating technologies to obtain the horizontal underground facility location (UAM B)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:facility

iv.
Level 4: Physical exposure of the underground facility (UAM A)

Page 36 of 128 TICKET INFORMATION Have the following information ready before calling: Area code and phone number Company name and address Caller s first, last name; mobile and fax numbers Email address Call back time Field contact number (Do not use an office phone number. This number will be used to get clarifications, arrange meetings, schedule new due dates, etc.). It should have a working voice mail that is regularly checked so a locator can make positive contact as necessary. Person or company for whom the work is being done Type of work to be done at the dig site Depth of dig Indicate whether you will o Use machinery o White line (pre-mark) o Directional drill Indicate if: o Permit is needed (this is not a requirement in the ticket process) o Dig site is underwater o Digging to repair a damaged facility Date digging or demolition will begin

Tagged Passions:facility and demolition

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ET IN FO RM AT IO N Have the following information ready before calling: Area code and phone number Company name and address Caller s first, last name; mobile and fax numbers Email address Call back time Field contact number (Do not use an office phone number. This number will be used to get clarifications, arrange meetings, schedule new due dates, etc.). It should have a working voice mail that is regularly checked so a locator can leave a message. Person or company for whom the work is being done Type of work to be done at the dig site Depth of dig Indicate whether you will o Use machinery o White line (pre-mark) o Directional drill Indicate if: o Permit is needed (this is not a requirement in the ticket process) o Dig site is underwater o Digging to repair a damaged facility Date digging or demolition will begin Page 37 of 128

Tagged Passions:facility and demolition

Dig Site Properties Name of the city and county where the work will take

place. Street names may be duplicated from county to county; make sure you have the correct county.
Tagged Passions:streets

NOTE: Tickets cannot cross county lines. Name of the street and physical address where the work

Tagged Passions:streets

will take place. If there is no physical address, provide detailed directions to the dig site.

Name of the nearest intersecting street to the dig site. You will be asked if the near street is within a quarter mile of the dig site.

Tagged Passions:streets

Name of subdivision and lot number. Detailed location description that explains the specific

area where you will dig. Remarks for special conditions like gate codes, requests to meet, GPS coordinates, driving directions, safety precautions, etc. For emergency tickets, leave comments on crew status such as, crew on site, work completed, etc.
Tagged Passions:subdivision and emergency

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o
Digging to repair a damaged facility

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:facility

Dig Site Properties Name of the city and county where the work will take

place. Street names may be duplicated from county to county; make sure you have the correct county.
Tagged Passions:streets

NOTE: Tickets cannot cross county lines. Name of the street and physical address where the work

Tagged Passions:streets

will take place. If there is no physical address, provide detailed directions to the dig site.

Name of the nearest intersecting street to the dig site. You will be asked if the near street is within a quarter mile of the dig site.

Tagged Passions:streets

Name of subdivision and lot number. Detailed location description that explains the specific

area where you will dig. Remarks for special conditions like gate codes, requests to meet, GPS coordinates, driving directions, safety precautions, etc. For emergency tickets, leave comments on crew status such as, crew on site, work completed, etc. Page 38 of 128 POSITIVE RESPONSE PROCESS Check the Positive Response System (PRS) on the Sunshine 811 app or at sunshine811.com All excavators are required by law to check PRS before digging or demolishing. PRS is available 24 hours, every day. PRS codes entered by a member help clarify, to the excavator, a dig site s status: clear, marked or unmarked. [s.556.105(9)(c), F.S.]
Tagged Passions:subdivision and emergency

Process: From the Beginning 1. Create a ticket and provide a field contact who knows the

dig site well, can answer questions about it, and can meet a member or locator there.

2.
The ticket is sent to members who then enter the appropriate PRS codes.

3.
Check PRS throughout the required timeframe (usually two full business days) to follow each member s progress. This gives you time to take care of any instructions the members may have left. Communicate back to the member or locator as necessary.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business and instruction

4.
At the dig site, compare PRS codes to the marks. If the PRS codes and marks match, the excavator can begin digging. When the PRS codes and marks or lack of marks don t match, contact member directly.

IMPORTANT PRS Points If you list subcontractors on your ticket, you are responsible

for communicating the positive response information to them. Failing to do so puts their safety at risk.

Tagged Passions:risk

Make sure the general/master contractor or office staff gives you access to the positive response summary.

Non-field staff who receive PRS summaries take responsibility for ensuring their excavators have the necessary information to check PRS. You are not required to have a physical copy of the ticket, but it is helpful. At minimum, provide the ticket number.

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TI VE R ES PO N SE Page 39 of 128 Members must contact the excavator to negotiate and reach a new, mutually agreeable deadline before using PRS code 3F (Delay Requested). Leaving an email or phone message does not constitute a mutual agreement. Excavators that do not mutually agree to a new deadline, but receive a 3F PRS code, can enter disagreement by checking the box next to the code. Members are required to enter a PRS code within two full business days for normal tickets and 10 full business days for underwater tickets. Member PRS Code What you see that indicates a problem Electric 1 Marked No red marks within dig site.

Tagged Passions:business and electric

Cable 4 Clear Pedestal, handhole, upright within 5 feet of dig site.

Gas 3R Unmarked Member says the excavation was complete, but you haven t started. The member may have been to the wrong site. Not listed Not listed Electric wasn t listed on ticket but you see a transformer. This could indicate there are underground electric facilities nearby. Contact 811 to see if expanding your dig site description may help. Check the transformer for contact information. If they re not a member, let 811 know. A little investigative work will make it safer for you and others who will be working there in the future.

Tagged Passions:electric

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N SE Page 40 of 128 MARKED PRS CODES 1 Marked: A locate technician has been to your excavation site and marked the approximate horizontal location of underground facilities within the boundaries described on the ticket. 2A Marked with Exceptions: High profile utility in conflict; utility owner will attempt to contact you to schedule site surveillance. 2B Marked with Exceptions: Privately-owned facilities on property; contact private facility owner directly. 2C Marked with Exceptions: High-priority subsurface installation in conflict. Excavator MUST notify the member of the excavation or demolition start date and time. 2D Marked with Exceptions: High-profile utility in conflict. Contact the utility if you want more information. 2E Marked with Exceptions: Marked within the confines of the white-lined area. Excavation outside the white-lined area requires a separate ticket. UNMARKED PRS CODES 3A Unmarked: Locate technician could not gain access to property; call utility to schedule access. 3B Unmarked: Incorrect address information. Call Sunshine 811 to verify information on the ticket. 3C Unmarked: Locate technician and contractor (excavator)

Tagged Passions:facility, utility, Utility, property, demolition, and surveillance

have agreed to meet on site on a specified date. 3D Unmarked: High profile utility in conflict; utility owner will

attempt to contact you to schedule site surveillance. 3F Unmarked: Marking delay requested by locate technician

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and surveillance

and agreed to by excavator per agreement. 3H Unmarked: Privately-owned facilities on property; contact

private facility owner directly. 3M Unmarked: Marking instructions are unclear; call the utility to clarify the marking instructions. 3N Unmarked: Locate description is insufficient white lining is required per s. 556.114(3), F.S. Please contact the utility when white lining is completed.

Tagged Passions:facility, utility, Utility, property, and instruction

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3P Unmarked: Utility does not have accurate information to perform the requested locate. Please contact the utility for further details per s.556.105 (7)(a), F.S.

Tagged Passions:utility and Utility

3R Unmarked: The excavator has performed the excavation prior to the locator s arrival.

3T Unmarked: Extraordinary circumstances per s.556.105(8)(a), F.S., exist; call utility owner/operator provider for this location.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility and Utility

3U Unmarked: Not service provider for this location. 3W Unmarked: Work is being performed by the utility and the

excavator will mark the underground lines per agreement. OTHER PRS CODES 4 Clear, no facilities: The utility has no facilities at the specified excavation site. 5 No conflict: Utility is outside of the requested work site. 6A Active facilities are present: The member has active
Tagged Passions:utility and Utility

facilities within the area described by the noticed demolition. Do not demolish until the member notifies you the site is clear.

Tagged Passions:demolition

8
Ongoing job: Locate technician and excavator have established an agreement on scheduled marking.

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N SE Page 42 of 128 LOW IMPACT MARKING PRACTICES Low Impact Marking Practices for Excavators 1. Locate ticket requests should cover only those portions of a job site where excavation or demolition will occur within 30 calendar days of the date the ticket is requested.

Tagged Passions:demolition

2.
When renewing tickets for jobs lasting longer than 30 calendar days, identify only the areas where excavation or demolition will occur (i.e. eliminate any areas where excavation or demolition is complete).

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:demolition and jobs

3.
Work sites that are difficult to describe should be premarked unless the excavator and member have mutually agreed otherwise.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:sites

4.
Acceptable marking products for excavators to premark (white line) a job site: white flags; white stakes; white temporary, nonpermanent paint; other industry accepted low impact marking practices.

No additional detail provided


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