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Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (Georgia)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Investor-Owned Utility
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Georgia
Program Type 
Safety and Operational Guidelines
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Utilities Protection Center of Georgia

The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) was established to protect the underground utility infrastructure of Georgia. GUFPA mandates that, before starting any mechanized digging or excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811 at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days in advance to have utility lines marked. This law covers activities such as excavation, tunneling, grading, boring, demolition or any similar work. Any person must submit a Design Locate Request, which is a communication to the utilities protection center (UPC) in which a request for locating existing utility facilities for bidding, predesign, or advance planning purposes is made, to the UPC.