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Posted on: August 29, 2019

MA DPU has initiated the Emergency Amendment to MA Dig Safe Regulations, 220 CMR 99.00, Notification

To align with Federal Codes, the MA DPU has initiated the Emergency Amendment to MA Dig Safe Regulations, 220 CMR 99.00, Notification of 911 immediately:


MA Dig Safe Law, New Provision for Notification of 911:


When an excavator causes any damage to an underground facility, the excavator shall:

  • Call 911 immediately if the damage results in the escape of any regulated natural or other gas; 
  • Evacuate nearby structures if necessary;
  • Report the damage to the facility owner or operator at the earliest practical moment following discovery of the damage;
  • Attempt no repairs, unless directed to by the facility owner or operator;
  • Call 811 or otherwise notify the Dig Safe Center; and
  • Report the damage to the MA DPU.



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