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Chapter 5

5.17 Marking Preservation

Practice Statement:

The excavator protects and preserves the staking, marking, or other designation of underground facilities until no longer required for proper and safe excavation. The excavator stops excavating and notifies the one call center for re-marks if any facility mark is removed or is no longer visible.

Practice Description:

During long, complex projects, the marks for underground facilities may need to be in place far longer than the locating method is durable. Painting, staking, and other marking techniques last only as long as the weather and other variables allow. When a mark is no longer visible, but work continues around the facility, the excavator requests a re-mark to ensure the protection of the facility.

Reference:

  • Existing state law, including Ohio

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