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2018 Holiday Closure Reminder
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Colorado 811 observes all federal holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The observation of federal holidays will require an additional business day in regards to the mark-by-date.

Please review the mark-by-dates for the upcoming holidays below:

  • Locate requests processed on December 21st will be due Wednesday, December 26th at 11:59pm
  • Locate requests processed on December 24th will be due on Thursday, December 27th at 11:59pm
  • Locate requests processed on December 28th will be due on Wednesday, January 2nd at 11:59pm
  • Locate requests processed on December 31st will be due Thursday, January 3rd at 11:59pm

For any questions or concerns regarding holiday closures, please contact our front desk at (303) 232-1991.

Reminder to Colorado 811 Members:

  • Mark by (Locate By) dates are NOT scheduled on any Federal Holiday
  • The phone number for Colorado 811 to call during holiday closures should be the same as your after hours number
  • If your organization is a non-participant in after hours notification, you WILL NOT be notified on holidays
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Road Grading Request
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A Road Grading Request is only for annual road maintenance conducted by a governmental agency on an existing unpaved road that does not exceed six inches in depth (grading to be performed between shoulders of road only).

A Road Grading ticket does not include any work performed in ditches (i.e. fore slope, flow line, back slope; not to exceed six inches in depth). The markings shall be considered valid for up to one hundred and eighty days.

Road Grading Ticket Process:

  • It is the county’s responsibility to create a Road Grading ticket ten days prior to the commencement of all grading activities being performed within county limits.
  • When a Road Grading ticket is generated a countywide notification for all roads within a county that need to be graded is sent out to area utility providers.
  • If needed locates have not been completed by a utility provider within ten days of receiving the Road Grading ticket, a grading excavator will contact the ticket notification center for an excavator re-notification. This secondary notification will be only for the utility providers who failed to respond to the initial notice only. After the utility re-notification has been performed the road grading may proceed.
  • While performing grading activities, the operator must follow all laws in regards to excavating within a tolerance zone.

Recommended Facility Owner Response:

  • Upon receipt of the notification, an owner or operator has ten business days to coordinate the excavation activity with the governmental agency.
  • Utility providers will ensure facilities that are in conflict are properly marked with paint, “whiskers”, or permanent marker on the public right of way delineating the path of facility utility lines.
  • If a facility owner chooses to place permanent markers in the public right of way, documentation of conflicts found should be sent as an email attachment in response to the Road Grading ticket.
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Membership Transition Infographic
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Click here to download a PDF of the Membership Transition Infographic.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact the Colorado 811 Member Services Department at [email protected].

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Email Service Outage
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We are experiencing an email service outage. If you need to contact a department directly, please call one of the phone numbers listed on our website https://colorado811.org/about-us. For general questions, please call (303) 232-1991.

11:25am – Email service outage: our email is back online. Thank you for your patience.

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November 2018 CGA Update
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The November 2018 CGA newsletter is now available. Click here to read the latest industry news.

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DNS Change Notice
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What you need to know…

What are we doing?
Colorado 811 is in the process of migrating our network to a new service provider as we strive towards providing better service and reliability to Colorado. A major step in the process involves moving from our existing IP addresses to new IP addresses. This means that all online services will be migrated to new IP addresses and updating our DNS. It is critically important that your IT department allow internet and network traffic from our new IP address range to traverse your computer network in order to avoid a service disruption.

What is DNS?
The Domain Name System (DNS) converts human readable domain names such as www.colorado811.org into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses like 12.90.60.167. All customers connected to the internet use this service whether they are aware of it or not.

What do you need to do?
All customers need to ensure their PC’s, servers, routers, firewalls, and any other networked devices that require access to Colorado 811 systems via the internet have our new DNS IP address ranges programmed/whitelisted. On 12/16/18 at approximately 10:00 AM, the old DNS IP addresses will be changed. The old IP addresses will start to fail shortly after if you have not prepared. Failure to take action may negatively impact your access to Colorado 811 online services.

What Services are impacted?

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PHMSA Final Rule on Expanding Natural Gas Transportation in Plastic Pipelines
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U.S. DOT Announces Final Rule to Enhance Public Safety by Expanding Natural Gas Transportation in Plastic Pipelines

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced the issuance of a Final Rule that amends the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations for plastic piping systems used in the transportation of natural or other gas. The updates in the final rule are intended to improve safety, allow for the expanded use of plastic pipe products in the transportation of natural or other gas, and allow or require the use of certain materials and practices.

“Advancements in plastic pipe design and manufacturing have resulted in products that are much safer today than they were 20 years ago,” said PHMSA Administrator Skip Elliott.  “These regulatory updates will significantly contribute to advancing public safety.”

The updates which are on public display today’s Federal Register take into consideration the changing technologies and issues affecting plastic pipe. They address concerns with installation and operational safety issues associated with plastic pipe, as observed by federal and state inspectors during routine field activities.  Additionally, several industry petitions received by PHMSA requested that the agency consider regulatory updates for plastic pipe that align with new innovations in manufacturing and design, as well as current best practices in plastic pipe installation.

The Final Rule will only apply to new, repaired, and replaced pipelines.  Regulatory updates include an increased design factor for polyethylene pipe; updated standards governing the use, maximum pressure limits, and diameters for pipelines made of polyamide 11 and 12 thermoplastics; new and expanded standards for the installation of plastic pipe to help mitigate contact with other underground utilities and structures; and several other installation and operational related provisions for plastic pipe and plastic pipe components.

As a result of the Final Rule’s updated design factor, the cost of materials to produce new pipe is estimated to be reduced by 10 percent, resulting in an annual material cost savings of approximately $32 million for transmission, gathering, and distribution operators.

This final rule is effective 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.

The mission of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives. PHMSA develops and enforces regulations for the safe operation of the nation’s 2.6 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air. Please visit http://phmsa.dot.gov or https://twitter.com/PHMSA_DOT for more information. 

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2019 Weld County Damage Prevention Breakfast
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Click here to RSVP

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Dustin Muir at [email protected].

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2018 Holiday Party
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Join Colorado 811 for our holiday party on Friday, December 14 at our office in Golden.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, December 7th. 

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2018 Damage Prevention Mixer
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Join us for drinks, appetizers and a fun evening designed to bring together damage prevention stakeholders to network and celebrate their collective successes!

New Terrain Brewing Company
16401 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Tuesday; July 24, 2018 (3:00pm – 6:00pm)

Deadline to RSVP is Friday; July 13, 2018

Click here to RSVP

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