Enforcement of Call-Before-You-Dig Law to Begin Soon

Enforcement of Call-Before-You-Dig Law to Begin Soon

Morgan Henry | WTVQ-DT

In just over a week the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will begin to take action against excavators who violate Kentucky’s call-before-you-dig law and damage natural gas or hazardous liquid lines.

Under a change to the law that takes effect July 14, the PSC will be able to impose financial penalties if violations are uncovered.

Information on the statutory changes and the PSC investigation and enforcement process can be found here: https://psc.ky.gov/PSC_WebNet/GasExcavationDamage.aspx. PSC Chairman Michael Schmitt says that the stepped-up enforcement of the call-before-you-dig requirements reflects a greater emphasis nationally and at the state level on pipeline safety…(Read the full story)

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