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August 2017 E-Newsletter
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MS811 August News & Events 

August is the eighth month of the year and the fifth month to have the length of 31 days. It is the holiday month for most workers in the European countries. Certain meteor showers take place and you can best observe the star cluster of Messier 30 in August.

    Alleged Violation Report

For any complaints regarding violations of the Mississippi Regulation of Excavation (Dig Law), here is the place to direct someone to: http://www.msundergroundfacilitiesdamageprevention.com/agree.php 
or you can go to www.ms811.org and click on the AVR icon at the bottom of the page pictured below.
You may also simply click on the AVR button above to be directed to the site.
 

  August Events/News         
  • Locate Request - When reading your locate request, please read it in  it's entirety. The preferred number to dial first when contacting the excavator, if provided, is the Alternate number listed to the right of the Contact information. It will show as Alt: underneath the Phone: which is generally the office number.                                       We need accurate driving directions from the nearest intersection to the dig site with mileage.
  • Surveys - New to the MS 811 website are two surveys, one for Member Utilities & the other for Excavators (CSR Survey). Please take the time to provide us feedback on our services, the survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. For more information: Click Here for Member & Click Here for excavators.
  • Damage Prevention Enforcement -In June the Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Board (UFDPB) asked for and received comments regarding the Rules by which it was to operate within, as required by the Secretary of State.  One of those “rules” required the establishment of rules and limits for “Routine Maintenance” within Public Rights of Way by those who are authorized to work there.                          The rule regarding work within the public right of way has been amended and resubmitted for public comment. Comments are due by August 22 at 9 am thus ending the 25 day comment period of this rewrite.  Click here for additional information on the changes made by the Board.  
  • 8/11 Day - in observance of  safe dig, August 11th is 8/11 Day. Be aware of what's underground before digging by contacting MS811 by dialing 811 or (800) 227-6477. Keep Mississippi safe!
  • MS811 WebsitePlease visit our new & improved website that was just introduced. You will need to remove any old bookmarks and reassign new ones from the new website. See more at www.ms811.org! You are now able to subscribe to MS811 newsletter at the bottom of the homepage of our website.
  • Database - all member utility companies should make certain MS811 has the most accurate area coverage for your underground facilities. When adding new utilities underground you submit those updates by logging onto MSAM (Mississippi Service Area Mapping) or contact Amy Williams by dialing (601) 368-1150 or by email at database@ms811.org. Keep Mississippi Safe!!!

 

Registrator Now!

     
Mark Your Calendars


The MS Damage Prevention Summit will be held November 1-3, 2017, at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, MS. Registration is now open, you can do so by clicking on the button or logo above.


 



The July 2017 edition of CGA Update serves as one final checklist of action items for members pre-8/11 Day, including a reminder to participate in the recently launched 811 Time Capsule Video Challenge. This month's edition also features a legislative update, news from regional partner initiatives and information about changes to DIRT coming in 2018. 


MS Damage Prevention Council Meetings

Aug 8 - City Hall, 39 S 6th St, Bay Springs, MS.
Aug 8 - Central Water Assoc, 915 Valley View Dr, Philadelphia, MS.
Aug 16 - Coast EPA, 14082 Hwy 49, Gulfport, MS.
Aug 17 - Kinder Morgan Inc, 511 Crowe Rd, Columbus, MS.
Aug 23 - Fine Arts Building, 134 Beaver Dam Rd, Lucedale, MS.
Aug 24 - CenterPoint Energy, 26 Mason Street, Laurel, MS.


**For more information please contact your area DPC coordinator by clicking on http://ms1call.org/damage-prevention/** 


Additional Information

MS Natural Gas Association Seminar will be held Aug. 29-30, 2017 at the Clyde Muse Center located at 515 Country Place Pkwy, Pearl, MS. Click here for additional information.

** For information on upcoming Pipeline Safety meetings please click on the following link:  http://ms.pipeline-awareness.com/meeting_schedule **    
   
 For emergency request please contact the Call Center by dialing 811 or (800) 227-6477. 

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