Liquefied propane lines now included in Dig Safe laws

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AUGUSTA – Liquefied propane gas lines are now included in the state’s Dig Safe laws after Governor Janet Mills signed the emergency bill last week.

The bill had been submitted by Rep. Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham), the chair of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, submitted LD 1892 in response to the explosion that occurred at the LEAP Inc. building in Farmington on Sept. 16, 2019. The bill adds liquefied propane gas distribution systems with underground pipes to the state’s Dig Safe laws, which prohibit digging around some lines and mandate excavators report planned projects.

The bill was cosponsored by local legislators Rep. Scott Landry (D – Farmington) and Sen. Russell Black (R – Wilton). It also had the support of Danielle Bell Flannery, daughter of…Read More

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