5.31 No Charge for Providing Underground Facility Locations
Upon notification by 811 centers, locations of underground facilities are provided by operators at no cost to excavators.23
It is the basic underpinning of the call-before-you-dig process that persons involved in excavation activities receive facility locates at no charge when they contact their local 811 center to give notice of intent to excavate. This service is critical to maintaining the communication between operators and excavators. Call-before-you-dig education and marketing campaigns, such as 811 and those promoted by 811 centers and associated industries, advise persons involved in excavation activities, including the public, homeowners, and professional excavators, that the service is provided by facility operators at no charge to the person providing the notice of intent to excavate.
- Minnesota state statutes, Alberta pipeline