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Minutes of the Maryland and DC Damage Prevention Meeting
Chairman, Kevin Woolbright (WSSC) and Vice Chairman, Mark Hamrick (Verizon)
Miss Utility Call Center, Hanover, MD 21706
October 22, 2013
Prepared by Dora Parks, Secretary

Kevin Woolbright called the regular monthly meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and customary introductions were made.
The minutes of September 24, 2013 were approved.

Dora Parks reviewed the recently completed trade show campaign for 2013 as follows:

Completed Shows

Level Volunteer Fire Company Open House – BGE
Havre de Grace, MD
October 6, 2013, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Maryland Home and Garden Show – BGE
Timonium Fair Grounds
October 18 – 20, 2013

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the Trade Shows or would like to receive the updated Trade Show emails, please email Emily Meier at emeir@mghus.com

Chairman, Kevin Woolbright (WSSC) Vice Chairman, Dora Parks (Miss Utility)

  • The committee reiterated the winners of the 2012-2013 Dig Smart Award;
    • Dig Smart Excellence winner – B. F. Joy, LLC
    • Western Shore Maryland winner – Pleasant’s Construction
    • Washington DC winner – Fort Myer Construction
    • Honorable Mention – Gray and Son
  • The Dig Smart winners will receive an acrylic plaque commemorating their achievements in addition to complimentary registrations at the Ocean City - Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Training Conference.  The winners in addition to Gray and Son (Honorable Mention) will be recognized at the GCDPTC on October 25th.


Completed Training
                Dr. James Forrest Career & Technical Center in St. Mary’s County on 9/30
                DC MATA in Washington DC on 10/1
                PARADIGM in Allegany County on 10/1
                PARADIGM in Frederick County on 10/2               
                PARADIGM in Howard County on 10/3
                Maryland Environmental Service in AA County on 10/8 (Green Scapes attending)
                PARADIGM in Prince Georges County on 10/9
                PARADIGM in Cecil County on 10/10
                Aramark, Hood College in Frederick County on 10/15

Future Scheduled Training
                Aramark, Trinity University in Washington, DC on 11/4 at 7:00am
                Aramark, McDaniel College in Carroll County on 11/7 at 9:30am
                Aramark, Cecil College in Cecil County on 11/13 at 9:00am
                Jimmy Richards Excavating in Waldorf, MD on 11/14 at 2:00pm
                Howard County Facilities in Howard County on 11/21 at 7:30am

For Damage Prevention and Safety Training requests, please contact: Dora Parks Manager, Client Relations at 410-782-2026 or dora@missutility.net

Chairman, Matt Ruddo (One Call Concepts)

  • Conference is scheduled for October 23 – 25th in Ocean City, MD at the Clarion Resort
  • Networking events, Cornhole Tournament on Tuesday, 10/22 and golf outing on Friday, 10/25
  • A new damage prevention education ‘Jeopardy’ game will be on Thursday, 10/24
  • Matt Eversmann (First Sergeant (retired), hero in the film, ‘Black Hawk Down’ is this year’s keynote speaker.  2013 is the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, Matt’s talk will center on his experiences during the battle relating to dedication, pride and commitment.

Jim Barron, Executive Director reported the following;

The Authority met on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, no hearings at that meeting.

  • 32 NPV’s to date;
    • 10 of 32 are reviewed and closed
    • 8 went to hearings resulting in mandatory training and levied fines ($11,000 total)
  • 2012 PHMSA Grant is closed and the Final Reports are in as of 9/30/13
  • 2014 PHMSA Grant expected to be advertised in November 2013
  • Authority Seats that expire 9/30/13
    • PWCA, Subscribers, Locator, MACo and the Public seat
  • Non-Members contacted by Authority
    • Antietam Cable
    • Allegany County
    • Norfolk Southern Railroad
    • City of North East
  • NPV Filing Fees waived till 12/31/13
  • Future Authority Meetings
    • November 20, 2013
    • December – None
    • January 8, 2014
    • February 5, 2014
  • New Chair to be elected in 2014

Scott Brown, Chairman (Washington Gas)   Vince Healy, Vice Chairman (Verizon)

Last Subscriber’s meeting was held on October 11th in Garrett County, Maryland. Meeting included;

  • Reviewed all 2013 damage prevention campaigns (i.e., radio, minor league baseball, trade shows, training),
  • Participation in member damage reporting,
  • Upcoming GCDPTC in Ocean City, final logistics,
  • Awards for locators and contractors,
  • Authority updates,
  • DC Law, no enforcement
  • Code 10 – expand definition for use
  • Vocational education scholarship

Mark Hamrick (Verizon) reviewed the below estimated footage projections;

FTTP Nov 2013 Dec 2013 Jan 2014
Anne Arundel 0 0 0
Baltimore 0 0 0
Calvert 0 0 0
Charles 2,700 0 0
Frederick 0 0 0
Garrett 0 0 0
Harford 53,300 25,000 20,000
Howard 500 0 0
Montgomery 11,200 10,000 0
Prince Georges 500 500 0
St. Mary's 0 0 0
District of Columbia 1,000 0 0
Total 72,700 25,500 20,000



SMCEO (Lisa Hurley) asked about entering the ADC map number and grid onto a ticket now that the digital mapping is used for member notification (excluding MDOT). Dora Parks reported, the ticket map number/grid fields are locked from entering this level of information. However, if the caller or ITIC user wants to provide the paper map information it can be typed into the Extent of Work field.  The call center will not ask which map source is being offered; currently there are multiple paper map resources available.

It was suggested that an additional Ticket Check code could be added to alert the contractor that the ticket may not be in a certain locator’s area.  Group consensus was this information would not be a benefit to the contractor or system.

MES representatives (Shaun Cullen, David Hollers and Tyler Magowitz) asked a question relating to hand digging to the depth of their excavation.  They provide directional drilling for soil borings, excavating to a depth of 8 feet or more.  Mark Hamrick reiterated OSHA (Federal law) and Maryland law, that the contractor must provide positive identity of marked lines using non-mechanized equipment. This is for the safety of the workers, facilities, environment and property.  Mark stated, “When it comes to excavation, think safety, don’t put your workers at risk”.

Dennis Lescalleet (Pleasants Construction) questioned why a utility company would code a ticket clear and on the update code it marked.  There was a lengthy discussion on the many reasons why this could happen (i.e., working with contractor to locate specific areas at a time).  Dennis stated he is using the Ticket Check contractor codes ‘Discrepancy’ and ‘Dispute’ to identify problem locates.   Dennis mentioned Pleasants is hiring for a new position, Site Safety Manager.

Mark Hamrick stated he attended the One Call Concepts (OCC) User Group and Technology Conference that was held in September in Louisiana. He applauded OCC’s efforts to continually meet the demands of changing technology to improve the call center experience for contractors and owner-members.  Mark shared a presented new idea of ticket processing, an application where large work sites can be broken up into smaller, more manageable work sites/tickets using digital mapping.  The contractor would map the work site first; the system would create multiple tickets from the mapping based on call center ticket length rules, the system would auto-fill the extent of work and provide ticket numbers. 

Dora Parks shared another presented idea the ‘conditional’ outbound ticket; the call center would provide the contractor information on their received ticket based on a number of variables, the type of ticket, state laws, education, etc. The MD/DC Subscribers will establish what messages should be delivered on what ticket types.  This endeavor is a future call center enhancement.

Dora Parks also shared that Ticket Check will provide additional ticket processing options; short notice, insufficient notice, correction and re-mark for leasing ITIC users.  These changes should be available in early 2014.

Attendees provided positive comments regarding the new digital mapping for ticket processing that took place on August 20, 2013.  ITIC users can see the map to select their work site for member notification of their ticket (excluding MDOT). The attendees like the new iTic 2.0 format and the new tools and features of the internet application. Folks agreed; this was the way to move forward in ticket processing.

There being no further business brought before the committee, the meeting adjourned at 11:21 a.m.


November 26th; Damage Prevention Committee meeting starts at 9:30am at the Miss Utility call center in Hanover, MD
December 10th; MD/DC Subscribers Advertising meeting starts at 10:30am at the Miss Utility call center in Hanover, MD

January 9th; Subscriber’s Committee meeting starts at 9:30am at the Miss Utility call center in Hanover, MD

Monthly meeting minutes and the attendee contact list is available at,


ITIC % Report for Maryland (Western Shore) and Washington, D.C.

Sep-12   56,373   41,967   74%
Oct-12   63,863   48,609   76%
Nov-12   55,319   41,675   75%
Dec-12   48,323   37,748   78%
Jan-13   55,672   43,863   79%
Feb-13   48,336   37,848   78%
Mar-13   56,718   43,675   77%
Apr-13   68,544   51,280   75%
May-13   63,561   45,659   72%
Jun-13   62,607   47,871   76%
Jul-13   68,571   53,864   77%
Aug-13   64,067   48,165   75%
Sep-13   62,073   47,983   77%


Sorted By First Name

Chris Harly Calvert County Hwy
(410) 535-0905
Chuck Baker Verizon
(301) 502-9340
David Hollers MES (443) 679-6436 dholl@menv.com
David Openshaw Ligon & Ligon (410) 542-7181 ligondbo@aol.com
Dennis Lescalleet Pleasants Construction
(301) 428-0800
Dora Parks
Committee Secretary
One Call Concepts/Miss Utility
(410) 782-2026
Dorothy Miller Comer Construction
(410) 879-6094
Erik Phillips Utiliquest
(443) 324-7835
Frank Hammond Badger Daylighting (443) 750-1611 fhammond@badger-corp.com
Frank Maida Badger Daylighting
(240) 417-1922
Jim Barron MDUFDPA
(410) 365-5182
Juan Vogel Utiliquest
(703) 929-9710
JW Hall B. Frank Joy
(240) 417-0184
Kathy Yadvish DCI
(202) 494-2130
Kevin Woolbright
Committee Chairman
(240) 205-3684
Lawrence Bowlding, III Dynamic Concepts (DCI) (202) 480-4886 lbowlding@dcihq.com
Lenny Corbin Gray & Son
(410) 365-4156
Lisa Hurley SMECO
(410) 535-9403
Mark Hamrick
Committee V. Chairman
(410) 610-1371
Mike Burns Utiliquest
(443) 786-7994
Roy Butler SHA (State Highway)
(443) 695-0924
Shaun Cullen MES
(443) 534-5998
Tim Kaptein Comer Construction
(443) 807-2391
Tim Kempa Comcast
(410) 933-1137
Tom Hastings OCC Locating Service
(410) 712-0202
Tyler Magowitz MES
(443) 928-3700
Ute Sumego Hammers (41) 805-2200 usumego@hammerspowerlinemaintenance.com
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