Amendment to Rules of Enforcement of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act

The State Corporation Commission recently amended one of its Rules of Enforcement of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, 20 VAC-309-150.  The new amended Rule goes into effect on July 1, 2018.

The amendment allows the use of appropriate technologies (such as cameras) to verify the depth, diameter, and condition of gravity-fed sewer mains and combination storm/sanitary sewer system utility lines instead of exposing those specific lines during trenchless excavation.  Camera technology would then have to be used after the installation to ensure that there was no cross-bore created by the trenchless excavation.

To see the specific Order Adopting Regulations from the SCC that amended Rule 150 and the language of the new amendment, click here:  http://va811.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2018/06/20-VAC-309-150-amended-07012018.pdf