Nominations Sought for Damage Prevention Committee; PUC Reminds Stakeholders about October 25 Deadline

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is reminding stakeholders and concerned citizens across the state about the search for individuals to serve on the PUC’s Damage Prevention Committee (DPC), which is a key element of enhanced efforts to safeguard underground utilities.

The DPC is seeking candidates for three industry categories:

  • Non-municipally owned or affiliated facility owner industries – including water and wastewater – nominated by facility owners or affiliated organizations (one position),
  • Excavators – nominated by excavators or affiliated organizations (one position); and
  • Municipal government – nominated by municipal governments or affiliated organizations (one position).

Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 25, 2019 and new DPC appointees will begin their three-year terms in 2020. Nomination forms and instructions are available on the PUC website.

Creation of the committee was authorized by Act 50 of 2017, which enhances Pennsylvania’s Underground Utility Line Protection Act – also known as the “One Call Law.”

In accordance with Act 50, membership on the DPC includes: non-municipal owned or affiliated facility owner industries, such as the electric, natural gas or petroleum pipelines, telephone, water or wastewater and cable television industries; excavators; municipal governments; and municipal authorities.

Source: Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

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