Authors: Senator Michael Crider
Amends the statute concerning the location and protection of underground utility facilities (facilities) during excavation or demolition activities to change a reference to "hydroexcavators" to "hydraulic excavators" to more accurately describe equipment used by excavators. Requires, with respect to an excavation or demolition in an unincorporated area, the excavator to submit a separate locate request and notice of the excavation or demolition (notice) to the Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service (association) for at least every 2,640 linear feet (versus every 2,500 linear feet under current law) of proposed excavation or demolition. Provides that a notice expires 20 days after the date the notice is submitted to the association. Provides that if, at the conclusion of the 20 day period, any part of the excavation or demolition is not complete at any part of the site for which the original notice was submitted, the excavator may not continue or resume the excavation or demolition at any part of the site for which the original notice was submitted until: (1) the excavator submits to the association a new locate request and notice for that part of the site for which the excavation or demolition is not complete; and (2) each affected utility operator provides facility locate markings for that part of the site for which the new locate request and notice are submitted. Makes technical changes.