Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (Georgia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Georgia|
|Name||Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (Georgia)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Georgia Public Service Commission|
|Information Source||http://www.gaupc.com/lawspolicies.aspx, http://www.psc.state.ga.us/links.asp|
The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) was established to protect the underground utility infrastructure of Georgia. GUFPA mandates that, before starting any mechanized digging or excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811 at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days in advance to have utility lines marked. This law covers activities such as excavation, tunneling, grading, boring, demolition or any similar work. Any person must submit a Design Locate Request, which is a communication to the utilities protection center (UPC) in which a request for locating existing utility facilities for bidding, predesign, or advance planning purposes is made, to the UPC.
|Contact Name||Georgia 811|
|Department||Utilities Protection Center of Georgia|
|Address||3400 Summit Ridge Pkwy, Duluth, GA, 30096|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Georgia Code 25-9|