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Title 49Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter DPart 196Subpart B → §196.103


Title 49: Transportation
PART 196—PROTECTION OF UNDERGROUND PIPELINES FROM EXCAVATION ACTIVITY
Subpart B—Damage Prevention Requirements


§196.103   What must an excavator do to protect underground pipelines from excavation-related damage?

Prior to and during excavation activity, the excavator must:

(a) Use an available one-call system before excavating to notify operators of underground pipeline facilities of the timing and location of the intended excavation;

(b) If underground pipelines exist in the area, wait for the pipeline operator to arrive at the excavation site and establish and mark the location of its underground pipeline facilities before excavating;

(c) Excavate with proper regard for the marked location of pipelines an operator has established by taking all practicable steps to prevent excavation damage to the pipeline;

(d) Make additional use of one-call as necessary to obtain locating and marking before excavating to ensure that underground pipelines are not damaged by excavation.

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