dp-PRO Fall 2018

The Benefits Of Having A Utility “As-Built” Standard Are Significant Toward Reducing Damages To Utilities

Documenting Accurate Utility Locations The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) believes that a standard for producing common utility “as-built” data is essential for accommodating and safeguarding public and commercial infrastructure, protecting the public, enabling emerging 3D digital design and construction technologies, and making optimal use of public right-of-way. Currently, utility records are inconsistent throughout …

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Industry News – Fall 2018

NEW DAMAGE PREVENTION LAW IN WISCONSIN A new Wisconsin Law (part of the 2018 PSC Reform Bill) that took effect in early July provides an enforcement program for stakeholders in the damage prevention industry. Beginning in July, Diggers Hotline will receive complaints regarding violations to state statute 182.0175 regarding natural gas or other hazardous materials …

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Recent Legislative Responses to Dakota Access Pipeline and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act

Newton’s third law of motion asserts that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This principle is applicable to the pipeline industry and its environmental adversaries. We have witnessed a legislative response to environmental activists engaged in disobedience and protest to thwart development of infrastructure transporting natural gas and oil. This response …

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