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Damage Prevention Committee

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.

The PUC representative on the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania One Call is a supervisor of the Pipeline Safety Section.

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.

Committee Members

Members - List of members as of December 2020.

Cover Letter (PDF) and PA PUC Damage Prevention Committee Member Nomination Form (PDF) – The nomination form is due to the PUC by October 30, 2020.

Press Release dated October 13, 2020.

DPC Meetings

2021 DPC Meeting Schedule

July 13, 2021 DPC Teams Meeting Link - Or call into the telephone conference by dialing 267-332-8737, and then entering passcode 836 208 173# to listen to the meeting.

DPC Meeting Agendas and Actions

The agendas for each Damage Preventions Committee (DPC) meetings are listed below.  After each meeting, the actions taken at the meetings will be included.

 

2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 (Rescheduled from 12/8/20) - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Postponed

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - Agenda 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Cancelled due to weather.

2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Agenda - Summaries and Actions

DPC Bylaws

DPC Bylaws - The Damage Prevention Committee Bylaws - passed on July 14, 2020.

Reporting Violations

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).

Pennsylvania Law

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.

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. 

2020 Statistical Report - Released July 2021.

2019 Statistical Report - Released June 2020.

PA One Call Enforcement Staff

The PA One Call Enforcement staff are located within the Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement (I&E) of the PUC.

As the independent investigation and enforcement bureau of the PUC, I&E enforces state and federal pipeline safety, electric safety and motor carrier safety laws and regulations and represents the public interest in ratemaking and service matters before the PUC’s Office of Administrative Law Judge.  I&E has the authority to bring enforcement action, seek emergency orders from the Commission or take other steps to ensure public safety.

  • Rob Horensky 
    Manager
    (717) 787-1063

  • Sara Andrade-Locke
    Supervisor 
    salocke@pa.gov
    (717) 772-8584

  • Eva Maki
    Investigator 
    emaki@pa.gov
    (717) 787-6489

  • Vacant
    Investigator

  • Blaire Prough
    Investigator
    bprough@pa.gov
    (717) 783-1547

  • Summers Newsome-Connor
    Investigator
    suconnor@pa.gov
    (717) 783-5117

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