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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 – June 24, 2015
Prepared by Dora Parks, Secretary

PURPOSE OF REWRITE

    To modify the current District of Columbia One-Call Law, Title 34 “Public Utilities”; Subtitle 7, Chapter 27 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 43rd meeting of the Steering Committee was called to order at 8:55 am by Chairman Brown.

The committee continues to work through each Title 34 draft section to ensure inclusiveness.

Committee Discussions;
Section 7 - page 9

    Civil Liability and federal tax classification, 501-C3
Section 9 – page 10
    Competent Representative Training (CRT)
    Possibility of reducing violation fines if the company has had CRT

Section 10-page 10
    Percentage of collected fines going towards educational training and outreach
    How to sustain the operations of the enforcement organization
    Keeping the collected fines within the enforcement organization

Section 5 – page
    Lengthy discussion regarding the possibility of a new ticket type allowing prime/general contractors to add their subcontractors/temporary service providers to their work site ticket using a new ticket or the existing ticket.

Section 5 – page 7
    Clear evidence – the responsibility of the excavator and impact of owner-members not following the law.
    Using the 3-hour new draft notice for owner-member responses and various scenarios of what to do when the owner-member does not respond.

The next committee meetings are planned for Tuesday, July 21st and Wednesday, August 19th at the Miss Utility call center located at, 7223 Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Hanover, MD 21076.  Refreshments will be available at 8:00am followed by the committee meeting ending at approximately 11:30am.

The meeting adjourned at 11:34am.

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Title 34 Rewrite Steering Committee meetings are open to the public and are held at the Miss Utility Call Center located at; 7223 Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Hanover, MD 21076.

Meeting Attendees;

NAME
Sorted By First Name

COMPANY TELEPHONE # EMAIL ADDRESS
Bob Evans
Gas Committee Member
WGL (202) 624-6573 revans@washgas.com
Bruce Bereano
Staff Committee Member
(410) 267-0410 lobbyannapolis@verizon.net
Denny Showalter (DC NUCA)
Excavator Committee Member
Insight, LLC (DC NUCA Rep) (703) 999-8828 dshowalter@planwithinsight.com
Dora Parks
Secretary
Call Center Committee Member
One Call Concepts (410) 782-2026 dora@missutility.net
Elliott Garrett
DDOT Committee Member
DDOT (202) 671-2801 elliott.garrett@dc.gov
Jim Barron
MUFDPA Committee Member
MUFDPA (410) 782-2102 jim.barron@mddpa.org
Joe Shelton (DC NUCA)
Excavator Committee Member
B.F. Joy (DC NUCA Rep) (301) 699-6002 jshelton@bfjoy.com
Kevin Woolbright
MUFDPA Committee Member
WSSC (240) 205-3684 kwoolbr@wsscwater.com
Meena Gowda, Esq.
Vice Chair
Water Committee Member
DC Water (202) 787-2628 meena.gowda@dcwater.com
Scott Brown
Chairman
Gas Committee Member
WGL (703) 750-4388 ssbrown@washgas.com
Thurman Smith
Locator Committee Member
UtiliQuest (703) 926-0639 thurman.smith@utiliquest.com

GUEST ATTENDEE SIGN IN

NAME
Sorted By First Name

COMPANY TELEPHONE # EMAIL ADDRESS
Will Gooch Decisive 240-586-1605 drops@decisiveinc.net
Laurence Johnson Pinpoint Underground 301-868-5298 lj@pinpointunderground.com

Meeting minutes, attendee list and Title 34 working draft copies are available for review at,
http://www.missutility.net/SteeringCommitteeRewriteDcLaw/index.asp

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