How does this impact you and your work?
The excavation ticket life will be extended from 15 calendar days to 20 calendar days.
- Please remember when filing a locate request to describe only the area in which the proposed excavation can be completed within the 20 calendar days. To keep the locate request valid for any period longer than 20 calendar days, an “update” ticket must be requested no later than the 17th calendar day to keep it active. Remember that weekends and holidays do not count toward the 2 full working day waiting period.
The definition of whitelining has been updated to include electronic whitelining.
- In addition to physically marking the route or boundary of the proposed excavation site with white paint, white stakes or white flags, excavators may now identify their excavation route/boundary by other technology developed for such purposes.
Damages must now also be reported to Kansas 811.
- ANY/ALL damages and/or disturbances of a utility must be reported to the facility owner/operator AND Kansas 811. This includes but is not limited to: full cuts, sheath/coating scuffs, bent or kinked lines, pulled lines from original location, and tracer wire.
- If gas, hazardous liquid/material or electrical sparks are present, call 911 first!
If you have questions, please reach out to Kansas 811.