Mark Out of Excavation Areas

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Sunday, December 20, 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 requires 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.