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.
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.
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.
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Meeting minutes, attendee list and Title 34 working draft copies are available for review at,