Provide such support
for underground facilities in and near the excavation or demolition
area including during any backfilling operations as may be reasonably
necessary for the protection of such facilities.
Many excavators mistakenly believe that Alabama 811 is responsible
for the actual marking of the facilities. This is not the case. Alabama
811 takes the information from the excavator and relays it to the
underground facility owner.
are responsible for ensuring that their facilities are properly marked.
When one underground facility owner indicates that there are no facilities
in conflict with a specific excavation, the excavator must realize that
this does not mean that Alabama 811l has cleared the site, nor does
it mean that other facilities are not at that site.
is currently a voluntary participation organization except for gas and
master meter systems who are required to participate in Alabama 811 under
federal guidelines. There are some underground facility owners that
elect not to belong to Alabama 811. Excavators must make an effort
to contact these independent facility owners directly before attempting
not begin excavation until all underground facilities have been marked.