Safety Commission Nominations
On May 25, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 18-167 into law. This bill included the creation of the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission, effective August 8, 2018.
In order to assist in preventing damage to underground facilities, this commission is charged with the following tasks:
- Making recommendations regarding:
- Best practices and training
- Policies to enhance public safety
- Policies to improve efficiency and cost savings to the 811 program
- Reviewing complaints of alleged violations and ordering appropriate remedial action/penalties
How to Apply
Applications for the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission are now being accepted.
The Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission will include 15 people from the following categories. Those selected to serve on the commission will do so for a term of three years except for the initial appointment terms noted below.
|Nomination Category||Nominated by||# of Representatives on the Commission|
|County*||Colorado Counties, Inc.||1|
|Municipality*||Colorado Municipal League||1|
|Special District*||Special District Association of Colorado||1|
|Energy Producer*||Colorado’s Energy Industry||1|
|Contractor*||Colorado Contractors Association||1|
|Excavator**||Excavator Members of the Notification Association||2|
|Engineer**||American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado||1|
|Investor-Owner Utility**||Investor-Owner Utilities||1|
|Rural Electric Cooperative**||Colorado Rural Electric Association||1|
|Pipeline Company**||Colorado Pipeline Association||1|
|Telecommunications and Broadband Company||Colorado Telecommunications and Broadband Industry||1|
|Water Utility||Colorado Water Utility Council||1|
|Transportation||Department of Transportation||1|
|Farming/Ranching||Commissioner of Agriculture||1|
*One-year initial appointment
**Two-year initial appointment
The Governor will appoint the initial members of the Safety Commission by January 1, 2019, and nominations received from the associations, agencies and industries listed below will be taken into consideration during the selection process.