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ACT SUMMARY 2007-2008

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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 company’s 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.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont