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Laws and Regulations

Damage Prevention Act

This reproduction of the Code of Virginia – the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, and Rules for Enforcement – is provided solely as a convenience for the person or persons reading this document and is not to be used as a legal reference document.

Penalties & Liabilities

Please see the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, § 56-265.17.A.§ 56-265.19.D. and § 56-265.25. Liability of operator and excavator; penalties.

Excavator Manual/Marking Standards Manual

Here are links to PDF files of the Virginia Professional Excavator’s Manual and the Virginia Underground Utility Marking Standards.

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