ALL digging on the Stanford University campus (utilities excavations, tent staking, construction, etc.) requires a call to Underground Service Alert:
Maps and Records, in its service to Stanford University complies with the following laws:
If excavators indicate that Power Equipment will be used within two feet of an existing Utility, Senate Bill 2416 requires that excavators obtain mutual agreement with Utility Operators. Maps and Records coordinates this process with Utilities Division operators.
High Priority Facilities
If excavators indicate their excavation site within 10 feet of a high priority facility, Senate Bill 2416 requires that a field meeting occur. Maps and Records coordinates this process with Utilities Division operators.
Prior to your call to USA, outline your digging location with white chalk paint or another manner sufficient to enable underground facility members to determine the area of digging to be field marked.
Two (2) working days before your planned digging. USA suggest placing calls on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday afternoons (for the following week's requests) to avoid communication delays.
Please have the following information on hand when you call USA:
At the end of your call, you will be given a ticket number referencing your digging number. Hold on to this number in case you need to call USA back.
Your USA number will only be valid for 14 calendar days from the day you called it in. If your digging is continuing past the active 14 calendar day period, call USA back two days prior to the expiration of your ticket.
After placing your call, Maps and Records will respond within 2 working days or otherwise make contact with you in case we need additional time. Additional time of 2 days is needed when projects require Mutual Agreement (projects within 2 feet of an existing utility) or, if we are marking High priority facilities (projects within 10 feet of an existing high priority facility).
If you need to reach us, please contact:
Jay Marianowits, (650) 725-0746
Backup staff and a contractor are also in place.
In response to your ticket, the USA members will either:
After the USA members have field marked their facilities, you are required to notify USA anytime those markings are no longer reasonably visible.
Before you use power equipment, expose the underground facilities in conflict by hand. See MARKING GUIDELINES for hand digging requirements.
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