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Call 811 Before You Dig so You Don’t Have to Call 911 Later

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. ​

2017 Minnesota Statute 216D Stakeholder Review

Please join us for the next MS216D stakeholder review meeting on Thursday, May 4, at Austin Utilities, 1908 14th Street NE, Austin, MN 55912. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (noon break for lunch).

Click here for the meeting minutes from the Jan. 19 meeting. Also available is the draft language developed from the 2013 MS216D stakeholder review meeting for your reference.  The agenda will be provided in the near future prior to May 4. At the Jan. 19 stakeholder meeting, six sub-groups were formed to continue discussions between the main stakeholder meetings: 1) Definition of excavation, 2) Emergency notification, 3) Boundary survey locate request, 4) 48-hour notification, 5) Abandoned facilities, 6) Civil penalties.  We will update the stakeholder group with the discussions from those sub-group meetings, as well.

Contact Jon Wolfgram or Mike Mendiola at the Office of Pipeline Safety if you have any questions. Also, please forward this information to those who wish to be included in the meeting.


For those who wish to attend remotely, please use the following information:

Meeting number: 742 887 847
Meeting password: OPS216D#
Follow this link to start your meeting.

Conference call-in information:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-888-742-5095  (US)
Conference Code: 822 697 9377