Pennsylvania One Call Enforcement
Act 50 of 2017 authorizes the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to enforce provisions of the state’s Underground Utility Line Protection Law, Act 287, also known as the “One Call Law.” The PUC’s Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement has created a Section called “PA1Call Enforcement”. This section will consist of a supervisor and investigators. As a requirement of Act 50, all underground facility damages are to be documented and submitted to the PA1Call System via a facility damage investigation form found on the PUC website and the PA1Call System website.
Report an Alleged Violation - The report should be submitted to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission through the One Call System pursuant to the time frame set forth in Act 50 of 2017. You must have a POCS web account and be Signed in to Report an Alleged Violation (AVR).
PA One Call Law - The Underground Utility Line Protection Act was signed by Governor Tom Wolf on October 30, 2017.
Common Ground Alliance
Common Ground Alliance Website - CGA is a member-driven association of 1,700 individuals, organizations and sponsors in every facet of the underground utility industry.
Damage Prevention Committee
Included in Act 50 is the creation of a Damage Prevention Committee (DPC), which will meet regularly to review alleged violations of the Act and make determinations as to the appropriate response including, but not limited to, the issuance of warning letters or administrative penalties.
DPC FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions regarding the DPC.
Members - List of members as of January 2020.
Cover Letter and PA PUC Damage Prevention Committee Member Nomination Form – The nomination form is due to the PUC by October 25, 2019.
Press Release dated December 20, 2017.
The PUC will hold its next public meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., BUT will be conducted telephonically. Members of the public, the media and other will be able to access the telephone conference call to listen to the meeting.
Interested parties can listen to the meeting by calling 1-888-917-8050, and then entering passcode 9570961#.
2020 DPC Meeting Schedule
Agendas, Summaries and Actions - Link to the DPC Agenda and Actions page.
Act 50 Statistical Report
The PUC was authorized to enforce the provisions of Act 287, also referred to as the Underground Utility Line Protection Law or Act 50, on April 28, 2018. Since that time, stakeholders have worked in a partnership with the Damage Prevention Section to support the goals of the Act. The Statistical Report uses data from the beginning of the PUC enforcement in order to examine the current Act 50 violation trends.
2019 Statistical Report - Released June 2020.
Locator and Excavator Trainings
If you would like to become a certified trainer to train personnel in Act 50, please contact Blaire Prough at (717) 783-1547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PA One Call Enforcement Staff