5.21 Mismarked Facilities
The excavator notifies the facility owner/ operator directly or through the 811 center if an underground facility is not found where one has been marked or if an unmarked underground facility is found. Following this notification, the excavator may continue work if the excavation can be performed without damaging the facility, unless specified otherwise in state/provincial law.
When an excavator finds an unmarked or inaccurately marked facility, excavation stops in the vicinity of the facility and notification takes place. If excavation continues, the excavator plans the excavation to avoid damage and interference with other facilities and protects facilities from damage.
- Existing state/local laws, including Arizona
- Existing practice among excavators, including W.F. Wilson & Sons, Inc.