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11th Annual Weld County Damage Prevention Council Golf Tournament
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September 29, 2018

Coyote Creek Golf Course – 222 Clubhouse Drive, Fort Lupton, CO 80621

  • Format is a 4-player scramble. Each player tees off and the best shot is chosen. All players then hit again from within one club length of the chosen shot. You cannot move closer to the hole, or out of a hazard or the rough. NO SCORE WORSE THAN BOGEY CAN BE TAKEN ON ANY HOLE.
  • Prizes awarded for team winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), special holes (Long Drive, Closest to the Pin, etc.) and a drawing to be held after the tournament.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE $110 PER PLAYER AND ARE DUE WITH THE COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 19, 2018.

Any player/players added after this date or the day of tournament (after exceeding 100 players) will be required to pay an additional $20.00/ player late fee. The shotgun start is scheduled for 8 am, with the registration beginning at 7 am.

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE:

$150.00 Hole Sponsors

$300.00 Breakfast (1) and Drinks (2) Sponsors

$500 Lunch Sponsors (2)

Dress code policy: For men collared shirts are required, no cutoffs or other athletic shorts. Ladies must have either collared or sleeved shirts. No Tank Tops allowed for anyone.

 Mulligans will be sold with the proceeds going to Triangle Cross Ranch which provides assistance to intellectually disabled adults.

ENTRY INCLUDES: GREEN AND CART FEES, RANGE BALLS, GIFT BAG, PRIZE MONIES, BREAKFAST, AND LUNCH.

Click here to download the registration form. Fill it out and please mail it to WCDPC, P.O. BOX 200457, Evans, CO. 80620. If you need an invoice or you would like to pay with credit card, please email your request to Georgia Harper at [email protected]  or call 970-304-2051.

Thank you for your continued support!

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By Whitney Nichols
Legislative FAQs – 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

When will Tier 2 Members need to start paying for tickets as a Tier 1 Member?

All Tier 2 members who convert to Tier 1 will not be charged outgoing transmission fees until January 1, 2021.

Are there new requirements regarding road grading?

Yes, there are new requirements regarding road grading. The Procedures Committee of Colorado 811 is currently devising specific procedures and guidelines that will be available within the next couple of months. (From law: ANNUAL ROAD MAINTENANCE THAT DOES NOT EXCEED SIX INCHES IN DEPTH CONDUCTED BY A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY ON AN EXISTING UNPAVED ROAD, THE MARKING SHALL BE CONSIDERED VALID FOR UP TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS.)

Will there be a fee for engineering tickets that is different from the existing fee?

 The cost or fee for the outgoing transmission will remain the same for all members. The costs associated with an engineering locate request will be paid by the project owner.

What is ASCE 38 Standard?

ASCE Standards provide technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in civil engineering. For more information please visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/asce.cfm

Who is required to locate laterals in the public right-of-way?

 All underground facility owner/operators are responsible for the location of service laterals in the public right-of-way.

What are home rule cities and how are they different?

Home rule cities by the Colorado constitution are cities that have the full right of self-government in local and municipal matters.  The larger home rule cities include Denver, Aurora, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Grand Junction. Home Rule cities can create their own safety commissions and can enforce the one-call law and imposed penalties for failure to comply with the law.

Can an excavator put another excavator on his/her ticket? How many can you list on one ticket?

 Yes, an excavator requiring existing marked underground facilities to be exposed may list a single secondary excavator on its notice to Colorado 811.

Will there be an entity responsible for holding stakeholders accountable under the new law?

Yes, the Colorado Safety Commission will have the responsibility to enforce the provisions of the law related to safe practices.  The Safety Commission can impose penalties for failure to comply with the law.  Home Rule cities may create a safety commission which also have the power to impose penalties for failure to comply with the law.  Facility owners and operators and excavators may bring civil actions for damage claims separate from the actions of the Safety Commission.

How will Colorado 811 provide documentation of the underground facilities in the form of hand written/ digital sketches or photography?

It is Colorado 811’s intent to provide the excavator this information through the Positive Response system.

Will Colorado 811 allow an excavator to white-line a job site or provide a map without defining the dig area on the locate ticket?

No, not at this time.

Did the definition for exemptions change under the new law?

Yes, there are several modifications in the new law regarding exemptions they include: farmers/ranchers and new requirements for governmental agencies relative to road grading. Please note, there is no exemption for gravity fed systems. Although, these exemptions exist it is extremely dangerous to dig without first notifying Colorado 811 for the location of underground facilities.

What is the significance of defining “gravity-fed systems” in the law? Where is it referenced under the new legislation?

The reason why there is a definition for gravity fed systems in the law is because there is an exemption under the law.  The law defining this exemption is located at section 9-1.5-102 (3.4).

Can a member convert from Tier 2 to Tier 1 before Jan, 1, 2019?

Yes, a Tier 2 can convert to Tier-1 before Jan. 1, 2019. Colorado 811 has agreed to the conversion at no charge to allow an appropriate amount of time to accommodate all Tier 2 members.

Will there be a Tier 2 Director on the Board of Directors after the new law is passed?

Yes, there will be a Tier 2 Board of Director until December 31, 2020.

Will Colorado 811 provide data to the Safety Commission on an annual basis?

Yes.  Colorado 811 will annually provide a report as well as real time data for the Safety Commission’s work related to underground excavations and safety.

What cities are exempt from complying with the new Safety Commission requirements?

Only Home Rule cities are exempt from complying with the Safety Commission requirements but they must create their own safety commissions.

How will licensed professional engineers receive documentation related to Subsurface Utility Engineering Notifications?

Within 10 days of the notice provided, licensed professional engineers will receive documentation directly from the facility owner/operator.

Click here to submit any legislative questions

Click here to download a pdf of the 2018 Legislative FAQs

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By Whitney Nichols
Memorial Day 2018 – Holiday Closure
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Colorado 811 will be closed Monday, May 28th, 2018 for Memorial Day. This means the Contact Center will only process Damage and Emergency Requests on the 28th. Normal Locate Requests processed on Thursday, May 24th will be due Tuesday, May 29th at 11:59pm. Normal Locate Requests processed on Friday, May 25th will be due on Wednesday, May 30th 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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By Whitney Nichols
2018 Mock Line Strike – Save the Date
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Colorado 811 will be conducting a free PipelineResponse and Mock Line Strike. The purpose of this course is to educate excavators, contractors, public officials and emergency responders about pipline safety and awareness.

The Mock Line Strike features a simulated natural gas release caused by unsafe digging practices. Attendees will witness response procedures as local emergency responders and utility operators work in unified command to resolve the situation.

September 19th, 2018

  • Emergency Responder Registration: 9:00am
  • PipelineResponse: 9:30am
  • Excavator Registration: 10:00am
  • Mock Line Strike: 10:30am
  • Lunch/Giveaways: 11:30am

Jefferson County Fairgrounds15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd. Golden, CO 80401

Click here to Register!

For more information contact Jeannette Wood at 316-880-8008 ext 1022 or [email protected].

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By Whitney Nichols
7th Annual Western Slope Damage Prevention Golf Tournament
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Friday, June 22, 2018  |  Adobe Creek Golf Course  |  Fruita, CO

Hole Sponsorships go to support the Western Slope Damage Prevention Council’s ongoing Community and Construction Awareness programs. All proceeds from Mulligan sales will be donated to Kids Aid and The House.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the last place teams.

Player Info:

  • Registration 7 am
  • Shotgun Tournament begins at 8 am
  • Team of 4 – $300
  • Individual Player – $75
  • Mulligans – $5 each or 3 for $10 (maximum 3 per player)
  • Lunch is included

 

Sponsor Info:

  • Hole Sponsorship – $150 per hole
  • Beverage Cart Sponsorship – $125

 

To Register, sponsor or with any questions please contact Julie at [email protected] 720-788-8705 oLinda at [email protected] 970-256-2880

Western Slope Damage Prevention Council meets every third Wednesday of each month at 2190 H ¼ Rd at 9:30am.

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By Whitney Nichols
811 Run 2018 – AUGUST 11, 2018 – ARVADA, CO
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Registration for the 811 Run 2018 Now Open!

REGISTER NOW


811 Run Description:

What: The 811 Run is a public awareness event to highlight the safety message – Know What’s Below**. Call 811 before you dig.** This certified 5k run is only $8.11 and takes place at the Apex Center in Arvada, CO. T-shirts are included with registration. This family-friendly (including your four-legged furry family members) run/walk will start at 8:11 a.m. and will have a post-run safety expo that will include utility companies, entertaining industry related demonstrations, music, prizes and other giveaways.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: August 11th 2018 @ 8:11am 

Where: Apex Center in Arvada, CO (13150 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80005)

Cost: $8.11

REGISTER NOW

Course Map

Sponsorship Information

We are now accepting sponsors for the 811 Run, download the 2018 811 Run Sponsorship Packet. For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marty Mead at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there! To see photos from the 2017 811 Run, click here.

 

REGISTER NOW

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By vmaniscalco
National Safe Digging Month 2018
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April 1st marks the start of National Safe Dig Month in Colorado and across the country. On this page you will find Colorado 811’s various campaigns to promote Safe Digging Month. You will also find resources to help your organization support and promote safe digging practices during the month of April.

To view the 2018 Governor’s Proclamation, click here.

To view and download CO811’s 2018 Safe Digging Month press release, click here.

To view and download CO811’s Safe Digging Month social media messages, click here.

COLORADO FIRE STATION BANNER CAMPAIGN

In 2017 Colorado 811 partnered with fire stations across the state to hang banners outside of their fire stations in hopes to reach more local communities to spread the safe digging message. For the 2018 banner campaign, CO811 is asking the fire stations to hang the banners again, but get creative in sharing the messages on social media through the Safe Dig Month Banner Photo Contest.

The contest will start on April 1st and end on April 30th. The stations must take a creative photo displaying their banner and post it to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #SafeDigMonth and #CO811. The winning fire stations will receive a $750 King Soopers gift card.

2017 Safe Dig Month Banner Contest winner – Federal Heights Fire Rescue

Follow Colorado on Facebook and Twitter to see photos from the various fire stations.

CAN YOU DIG IT? GAME!

Join CO811 for a month-long web promotion beginning April 1, 2018. “Dig” for prizes each day of April with a virtual shovel into 1 of 20 virtual “dirt piles” in hopes of finding a prize underneath. Get ready to win $8,500 of great prizes during the month. Users may return to www.Safedigging.me each day for another chance to win until April 30.

The promotion allows visitors one dig per day. However, bonus questions are included as well, to not only give users the ability to learn more about 811 and the importance of safe digging, but also to earn an extra “dig” to double a user’s chances of winning a prize every day. Be careful! Dig in the wrong area and you could hit a water, gas, power, phone or sewer line, resulting in no prize for that particular day. Lucky diggers have the chance to win an iPad, Apple Watch, GoPro, Beats Headphones, Macbook Air, Amazon Alexa, XBox 360, Call 811 shirts and mugs and gift cards from VISA, iTunes, Amazon and Starbucks. Contact 8-1-1 before starting any digging project.

Lowe’s Tree Wrap Partnership

Colorado 811 and 811’s nationwide are working with home improvement retailer Lowe’s to share an important message – call before you dig. By placing an 811 safe digging partner sticker and “Call 811 before you dig” message on the planting instructions of tree wraps, customers are reminded of the importance of locating underground utilities before beginning a project. Visit any Lowe’s store nationwide. #811Lowes

Home Depot Tree Wrap Partnership

We have exciting news! 811 and Home Depot have collaborated to share the Call Before You Dig message on all of their tree wraps nationwide! Georgia 811 Corporate Communications Manager, Megan Estes, secured the national partnership with the world’s largest home improvement store in 2017 with a scheduled debut for the 2018 growing season. By the end of February 2018, there were over 500,000 wraps already distributed and that number will only continue to grow throughout the Spring. So next time you find yourself in Home Depot, make sure to visit the gardening department to snap a photo with our 811 tree wraps. Share your photo on social media with #811HomeDepot so we can all participate in this exciting new partnership.

 

CU Buff Partnership

Colorado 811 is teaming up with the Colorado Buffaloes to promote 811 to students, alumni and Buff fans during the month of April. Keep your eye out for collaborative social media posts from the CU Buffs and CO 811! We will also be partnering with the Buffs for their 2018 football season.

 

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By Whitney Nichols
PHMSA 811 Poster Contest
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This is an exciting contest that provides teaching and learning opportunities for students on the critical topic of safety awareness. Students who understand the importance of being safe near underground pipelines and where energy sources are present are better prepared to make critical decisions that will ensure a safe environment. It is designed to combine a student’s originality and artistic talent with the ability to share the important message of Know What’s Below, Call 811 Before You Dig.

Grade levels for entries are 4-6. Home-schooled students are eligible also. Parents may register for an informational packet.

For classroom registrations, the teacher’s role is to direct and motivate students and to submit all student entries. The student’s role is to produce an original poster and write an explanation of his or her understanding of the 811 theme. The contest packet includes: an instructional poster, brochure, flier, classroom set of poster boards for student art and a postage-paid return envelope to submit entries.  Notification of awards will occur by May 24, 2018.  Contest entry deadline is April 27, 2018. Click here for more information.

Click here to Register

Prizes

  • The first 811 student entries received will be awarded Call 811 T-shirts and all other entries will receive Certificates of Appreciation.
  • The grand prize winner will be awarded: a trip to Washington D.C. (for the student and a parent/guardian) in 0r before August 2018.
  • The teacher of the grand prize winner will be awarded: a classroom education grant of $811.
  • Two honorable mention winners and their teachers will be awarded Kindle Fire with Alexa tablets.
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By Whitney Nichols
February CGA Update
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The February issue of the Common Ground Alliance Update is now available. Read it here.

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By Whitney Nichols
Legislative Action Alert
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Call or E-mail Lawmakers TODAY.  Tell them to vote YES on SB 18-167!

We need your help. The Colorado Contractor Association (CCA) has worked closely with a broad coalition of interests to make changes and updates to the 811 program. Please call and email members of the Senate Finance Committee.

Senator Jim Smallwood, Vice Chair
Phone: 303-866-4869, E-mail: [email protected]
Senator Lois Court
Phone: 303-866-4861, E-mail: [email protected]
Senator Cherri Jahn
Phone: 303-866-4856, E-mail: [email protected]
Senator Jack Tate
Phone: 303-866-4883, E-mail: [email protected]
About SB 18-167
Colorado’s 811 One-Call Program was created in 1981 to prevent injury to persons and damage to property resulting from damage to underground facilities during excavation.
The 811 law established a single statewide notification system administered by an association of the owners and operators of underground facilities. Through the notification association, excavators obtain crucial information regarding the location of underground facilities prior to excavation, thereby greatly reducing risks of injuries or damages.
In a Nutshell, the bill updates best practices, provides for tier transition, and creates an enforcement provision…
SB 18-167 updates current law to address industry advancements and best practices:
  • Adds a requirement that all newly installed facilities are locatable, by which Colorado can make it easier to find – and protect – those facilities the next time excavation is required
  • Subsurface utility engineering: For government-owned projects, establishes guidelines on the information to be included in bid plans stamped by a licensed civil engineer for horizontal projects. This information improves construction plans by reducing the number of unknowns prior to construction, thereby reducing the amount of risk that must be priced into a contractor’s bid while also reducing the number of times projects are delayed due to a contractor encountering an unexpected utility.
  • Clarifies duties of owners and operators in marking the location of facilities and the duties of excavators in having adequate markings throughout the excavation period.
Provides for Tier Membership Transition…
  • Phases in a true “one-call” system by eliminating the tiered membership provisions, (within two years after the effective date of the bill) and removes the exemption for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
  • Specifies that current Tier-2 members will begin to receive the same electronic notifications as Tier-1 members from Colorado 811 beginning on the effective date of the bill but no later than January 1, 2019, at no cost for two years.
  • A true “one-call” system improves safety by ensuring all owners and operators receive notification of excavation activities from the 811 Notification Association. It will also improve efficiency: the current system adds time and confusion to the pre-excavation notification process by requiring excavators to make multiple calls to facility owners.
Creates an Enforcement Provision…
  • Creates an Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission composed of representatives from local government, owners or operators, excavators and the Chief Executive Officer of the Notification Association.
  • Authorizes the Safety Commission to accept and review complaints and impose penalties that may include remedial action such as training and education as well as penalties.
  • Does not impact any person’s ability to pursue civil remedies and reasonable attorney fees for personal injury or property damage.
  • Establishes an even playing field and applies enforcement equally to all participants of the state’s One-Call Program while acknowledging local government authority to enforce its own program requirements.
Please call members of the Senate Finance Committee and ask lawmakers to vote YES on SB 18-167.
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By Whitney Nichols