ACT NO. 145
Underground utility damage prevention system
This act amends several provisions of the Dig Safe program. The act excepts from the definition of excavation activities home gardening with hand tools, and the commercial use of hand tools to locate a companys facilities, provided the company has a damage prevention program. The act also adds new definitions for powered or mechanized equipment; hand tools; verified; and damage prevention program, and creates parameters for how long notice of excavation activities at an excavation site will remain valid. Finally, the act generally amends the penalty provisions for both the Dig Safe Program and the Gas Pipeline Safety Program.
Effective Date: July 1, 2008.
The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street