An Act To Correct an Inconsistency in the So-called Dig Safe Law
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 23 MRSA §3360-A, sub-§3, ¶E, as amended by PL 2013, c. 557, §1, is further amended to read:
E. The excavation must commence within 30 days of notification under this subsection. If the proposed excavation or blasting commences or continues is not completed 60 calendar days after notification under this subsection or the excavation or blasting will be expanded outside of the location originally specified in the notification, the excavator responsible for that excavation shall again notify the system as specified in paragraph A. The excavator shall notify the system once for each successive 60-day period.
Sec. 2. Rules. The Public Utilities Commission shall amend Sections 4(B)(1)(a) and 4(B)(1)(d) of Rule Chapter 895: Underground Facility Damage Prevention Requirements to be consistent with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 3360-A, subsection 3, paragraph E. Notwithstanding Title 23, section 3360-A, subsection 13, rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.