Mark Out of Excavation Areas

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Friday, August 14, 2015
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Prior to excavating a city street, permittees and owners of underground facilities must comply with the State of New York’s Industrial Code Rule 753.  Under the Industrial Code Rules, permittees and others are required to call DigNet, an organization that acts as a communications link between utility companies and excavation entities, prior to commencing work.  The Industrial Code encourages the use of white paint to delineate excavation areas to identify the excavation site.  This rule proposes to require permittees and sub-surface utility owners to limit the areas that are marked with white paint (“mark out” areas) to only the affected area instead of the entire street segment. 

Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:00pm
NYC Department of Transportation
55 Water Street - Ground Floor Bid Room
New York , NY 10041