The 2020 Position Paper

Once again Planet Underground brought together industry leaders from all over the country to discuss and debate the contentious and important topics the damage prevention industry faces today. A follow-up meeting with attendees from this event determined that this year’s Position Paper would feature two pilot programs aimed at reducing late responses to dig requests. The Position Paper was presented to all other attendees of The Roundtable for their input.

To address these pressing concerns facing the underground damage prevention community and encourage improvement and innovation, participants of The Roundtable have created two workable pilot programs involving the participation of willing professional excavators and supported by local utilities and one-call centers.These pilot programs may work outside of existing state law, and as such would need the cooperation of the agency that enforces the state law. Interest and support for these programs from most applicable parties has already been received, and any progress will be reported on in our next paper.

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