811 Emergency Report
In November 2021, the Infrastructure Protection Coalition (IPC) released an “811 Emergency Report” assessing and rating individual states’ 811 policies and their contribution to waste, inefficiencies, and excess costs. The National Report includes 13 recommendations for 811 processes throughout the country, and the individual state reports highlight which of the 13 recommendations are not being adhered to in each individual state. The IPC National Report can be viewed here, and the Georgia Report is accessible here.
Georgia stakeholders will notice that the Georgia Report was written with inaccurate information. Georgia 811’s President and CEO Meghan Wade, along with Board Internal Affairs Chair Rick Lonn (Southern Company Gas), provided IPC with correct information and requested an update to the report. You can view Georgia 811’s response here.
Georgia 811 is committed to providing accurate information to safe digging stakeholders throughout the state. To view the Georgia Underground Facility Protection Act (GUFPA), click here. To view PSC Rules applicable to the 811 process, click here. For additional policies and procedures, visit Georgia811.com and look under the Laws & Policies tab. There you will find information on Sufficient Particularity, the Overhead Protection Act, Large Projects, and the Locate Request Size Policy.