Bill Status of SB2621 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: UNDERGROUND UTIL FACIL-NOTICES
Sen. Edward D. Maloney
| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act. Defines "joint meet", "no show request", "incomplete request", and "re-mark request". Provides that, if an excavator elects to use a joint meet, the joint meet requires a minimum of 48 hours' advance notice. Provides that, after a joint meet, the owners or operators of underground utility facilities or CATS facilities must respond within 48 hours or by the date and time agreed to in writing at the joint meet, whichever is later. Requires every person who engages in nonemergency excavation and demolition to exercise due care at all times to protect underground utility facilities and CATS facilities. Sets forth procedures for proper notification through the State-Wide One-Call Notice System and upon arrival at the site of a proposed excavation, if an excavator observes clear evidence of the presence of an unmarked or incompletely marked utility or CATS facility in the area of the proposed excavation. Prohibits an excavator from excavating in the affected area when certain outside factors at the excavation site have caused the utility markings to become indistinguishable, until an additional notice is made through the State-Wide One-Call Notice System requesting that the area be re-marked by only those facility owners that are affected. Provides that the owner or operator of underground utility facilities or CATS facilities shall cause a written record to made of the notice made by a person engaged in excavation or demolition and shall mark the approximate location of facilities within 48 hours of receipt of the notice or by the requested date and time indicated on the notice, whichever is later (now, within 48 hours of receipt of the notice). Makes other changes. Effective immediately.