Steering Committee to Rewrite the District One-Call Law
Chairman, Scott Brown: Vice Chairman, Meena Gowda, Esq.
Host Venue – Miss Utility Call Center in Hanover, MD
Minutes of the Meeting – July 9,, 2014
Prepared by Dora Parks
PURPOSE OF REWRITE
To modify the current District of Columbia One-Call Law to meet the requirements of PHMSA’s Nine Key Elements of an effective damage prevention program and to reflect best and current practices. Enforcement of the DC law will have its foundation in outreach and education.
The meeting was called to order at 8:48am by Chairman Brown, followed by introductions of committee members.
The committee approved the June 25, 2014 minutes.
There was a lengthy discussion on the topics of;
- Road saw cutting, various committee members reported on their standards, techniques and contractor approaches. Joe Shelton described ‘Key Hole’ technology.
- Designer notices, who qualifies, recommended best practices, how other states are using this ticket type and if the Design notice would be a benefit to damage prevention in the District.
Title 34 – working copy (see attachment)
§34-2701 (14) added Designer definition
New 6: Owner or Operator Responsibilities, Designer Notice was added.
The committee agreed upon the following proposed meeting dates to be held at the Miss Utility Call Center on;
Friday, July 18th
Wednesday, July 23rd
Tuesday, August 5th
The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 AM.