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NOTICE OF REVISED DIG SAFE REGULATIONS

ATTENTION UCANE CONTRACTORS:

NOTICE OF REVISED DIG SAFE REGULATIONS

Massachusetts Dept. Of Public Utilities has issued a revised edition of 220CMR 99.00 ( DigSafe Regulations) effective IMMEDIATELY -July 18, 2019.

The revisions were made in response to the Merrimack Valley gas incident that occurred September 2018.

The issuance is made under the Emergency Rulemaking procedure DPU 19-43 and the revisions are extensive.

DPU will hold a public hearing on these new regulations on August 26,2019, 10:00AM at the DPU Office at One South Station, Boston. Written comments will be received until 5:00PM on August 26th.  Final Regulations will be promulgated within 90 days after July 18th.  During the interim the newly issued regulations remain in full force and effect.

See DPU email below and the attached Order. This information, including the Revised DigSafe Regulations, should be distributed or otherwise conveyed to all field crews.

UCANE will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Ultimately UCANE will be providing comments on the revisions to 220CMR 99.00.

Input from contractors is encouraged. Please provide your comments on the new regs to UCANE at mlenihan@ucane.com.

See actual regulations below:

Order Opening Emergency DS Rulemaking FINAL & Apps. A & B