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Chapter 4

4.9 Positive Response to Locate Request

Practice Statement:

Positive response is provided to facility locate requests.

Practice Description:

All facility locate requests result in a positive response from the facility owner/operator to the excavator. A positive response may include one or more of the following: markings or documentation left at the job site, callback, fax, or automated response system. A positive response allows the excavator to know whether all facility owners/operators have marked the requested area prior to the beginning of the excavation.

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