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. 

Also 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. 

Cover Letter and PA PUC Damage Prevention Committee Member Nomination Form – The nomination form is due to the PUC by January 19, 2018. Press Release dated December 20, 2017.