Virginia 811 is providing this message on behalf of the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Division of Utility and Railroad Safety.
DATE: December 27, 2021
RE: Commission Adopts Regulations Amending Rules for Enforcement of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act
Please share the recently adopted regulations amending 20 VAC 5-309-150 B of the Commission’s Rules for
Enforcement of the Virginia Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act. The amendments allow for a
qualified contractor, in addition to the excavator, to complete the post-excavation video inspection for
trenchless excavation across gravity fed sewer mains and combination storm and sanitary sewer system utility
This rulemaking is effective January 1, 2022. Full details of the Order can be found on the SCC’s website at
For questions, please contact William Henry Harrison, IV at 804.371.9228.
Link to the Rules of Enforcement: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title20/agency5/chapter309