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To All Minnesota Underground Facility Stakeholders,The previous MS216D stakeholder meeting was held on May 4th, 2017 at Austin Utilities. Click here for the meeting minutes. If you have any questions regarding the meeting minutes or feedback/input regarding the 216D review, please contact Jon Wolfgram or Mike Mendiola at the MN Office of Pipeline Safety. If you wish to be involved with on-going discussions within the MS216D subgroups, please contact Mike Mendiola. The current subgroups are: 1) Definition of excavation, 2) Boundary survey locate requests, 3) 48-hour notification, and 4) Civil penalties. Meeting notifications will be sent out soon for each subgroup.The next overall stakeholder meeting is planned for August 2017. MNOPS will provide an update on the specific date and location as soon as possible.Please feel free to forward this information to those who wish to be included, especially to any stakeholders who have yet to provide their input.
Springtime projects like building a deck, planting a tree or replacing your mailbox can be dangerous if you don’t know what's below before you start digging. Underground utilities like natural gas lines can run inches from the surface and be ruptured with a shovel or other household tools. Be sure you call 811 at least two business days before you start digging. It's the law in Minnesota.
There are more than 60,000 miles of pipelines in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety inspects natural gas, propane and hazardous liquid pipelines, and investigates leaks and accidents. This office enforces the “Call Before You Dig” laws.
You can learn more about the office throughout this website.