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NEW- Fillable NOPV Form


Dig Safe Laws were amended in Rhode Island in 2014

Two provisions were changed, §39-1.2-5.  Notice of excavation and §39-1.2-11. Damage--Notice to public utility

The changes require excavators to provide the Dig Safe association with more specific information, such as the nearest numbered building address, when describing or defining the excavation/worksite location.

The changes include the requirement that the Division be notified when underground facilities of a public utility or any pipe, cable or its protective coating have been damaged.  Similar reporting requirements exist in Massachusetts.

Finally, removing the reference to “telephone” simply allows for the association to be contacted by whatever electronic means is appropriate. The reference to “telephone” communications is  obsolete  since a large volume of “Dig Safe tickets” are now obtained through e-mails.

(Link to the New Provisions)


Dig Safe Laws incorporated significant changes that were effective November 1, 2009

Changes include marking, notice and penalty provisions. (link to the legislation with changes)

Link to RIGL 39-1.2 "Excavation Near Underground Utility Facilities"


If you are planning an excavation project, call Dig Safe at 811 or visit www.digsafe.com.



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