Mark Out of Excavation Areas
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
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.