Staff Report

Giving Back

American Trails “We will be known by the tracks we leave behind” – Dakota proverb American Trails, a national nonprofit, has launched a new grant program in conjunction with Conservation United, Inc: The Trail Fund. The Trail Fund is a focused program in which the outdoor recreation and conservation- giving communities can invest in the …

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Private Utility Locating and Cross Bore Risks

It’s difficult to discuss oil and gas in a magazine that focuses on damage prevention without discussing cross bores. A cross bore is defined as the intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility installed using trenchless technology. New pipeline installation is happening in many states and updating aging pipeline …

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PASA and NACAA Join Efforts to Promote Safe Digging

There are more than 2.2 million farms in America, feeding more than 400 million people worldwide. Our nation’s farmers helped transform life here in the U.S. and around the world. The farming  evolution that began in the 1800s transformed life in America and is the foundation that has allowed the United States to develop the …

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Nulca to Rollout GPR Accreditation Process

In August of this year Nulca will introduce its new ground penetrating radar (GPR) accreditation process. This comes on the heels of the successful rollout of Nulca’s locator accreditation program for electromagnetic locating. The current program has seen over a dozen companies pursue accreditation for their programs with several more currently in process. All participants …

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CCGA’s Annual Damage Prevention Symposium

This past October, 225 stakeholders met at the remarkable Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel to participate in the CCGA’s 4th Annual Damage Prevention Symposium. On the first day, the CCGA Committee members assembled to discuss topical issues within their committees of Best Practices, Damage Investigation Reporting Tool (DIRT), and Education & Marketing. The following day, attendees …

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PHMSA Excavation Enforcement Final Rule

On July 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced  the issuance of a final rule to establish the process for evaluating state excavation damage prevention law enforcement programs and enforcing minimum federal damage prevention standards in states where damage prevention law enforcement is deemed inadequate or …

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CCGA’s Annual Damage Prevention Symposium

This past October, 225 stakeholders met at the remark-able Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel to participate in the CCGA’s 4th Annual Damage Prevention Symposium. On the first day, the CCGA Committee members assembled to discuss topical issues within their committees of Best Practices, Damage Investigation Reporting Tool (DIRT), and Education & Marketing. The following day,  attendees …

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