Committees & Best Practices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info Group
The introduction of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has brought many s and challenges to the work force. MISS DIG 811 has been busy adjusting its operations in order to still meet demand. The COVID-19 Info Group was put together to inform stakeholders about current events and challenges that have come about.
Gold Shovel Standard Committee (GSSC)
The vision for MISS DIG 811 Gold Shovel Standard Committee is a safer Michigan where all excavators demonstrate exemplary caution around buried infrastructure and all locators demonstrate exemplary performance in locating buried infrastructure and where both can be recognized and rewarded for their superior performance.
The mission of MISS DIG 811 Gold Shovel Standard Committee is to accelerate the broad adoption of Gold Shovel Standard throughout Michigan. For those wanting information on the Gold Shovel Standard please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website at www.goldshovelstandard.org
Michigan Damage Prevention Board (MDPB)
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MDPB is in place to review any comments or concerns from the Damage Prevention Associations. These meetings are open to all Stakeholders, and are held quarterly at the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, located at 2937 Atrium Dr. #100, Okemos, MI 48864 at 9AM. Meetings are subject to room availability, please contact Rob Coppersmith at email@example.com to be added to the email list to receive updates on this meeting.
Quarterly Meeting Dates
MDPB Approved Best Practices and Originating Docs
- Recommended Marking Guidelines for Underground Utilities
- MDPB Best Practice 14 Day Rule
- MDPB Best Practice Appurtenance
- MDPB Best Practice Detection of New Facilities
- MDPB Best Practice Fence Post Exemption
- MDPB Best Practice Abandon Idle Facilities
- MDPB Best Practice Large Staking Project
- MDPB Best Practice Large Staking Project (Supporting Document)
- MDPB Best Practice Offset Staking
- MDPB Best Practice Removing Flags
- Board Document: MDPB Best Practice Process
- Board Document: MDPB First Amended and Restated Bylaws
*The MDPB Best Practices are presented as a general guide. The MDPB encourages all users to consult and consider not only the MDPB Best Practices, but also (i) employer practices, (ii) industry practices, (iii) federal and state statutes and regulations, (iv) building and fire codes, and (v) local laws, regulations, and ordinances
Michigan Utility Coordination Committee (MUCC)
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MUCC meets to discuss pre-construction underground utility safety through planning and communication including post construction and as-built drawings and standards. These meetings are primarily held for design engineers, DPW’s, municipal planners, facility owners/ operators and contractors. Meetings are not held on a regular basis, but usually happen two times per quarter at the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, located at 2937 Atrium Dr. #100, Okemos, MI 48864. The meetings are booked 4-6 weeks before the event. Please contact Rachelle VanDeventer at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list to receive updates on this meeting.
The Michigan Utility Coordination Committee’s (MUCC) Geospatial Utility Infrastructure Data Exchange (GUIDE) initiative revolutionizes spatial awareness and spatial quality of underground utility infrastructure information by capturing accurate 3-dimensional geospatial location data on underground utility infrastructure at the time of installation, and storing this information in highly accessible and secure repository.
- GUIDE Procedural Manual - 2017 DRAFT
- GUIDE 2016 CGA Presentation
- GUIDE Report - 2014 Pilot Initiative
Ticket Initiation Management Execution (TIME) & Locator Action Committee (LAC)
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Meetings will be held via teleconference, with web screen share information and call in number provided by MISS DIG 811 monthly. MISS DIG 811 will host a teleconference for the TIME committee at the MISS DIG 811 office before the Locator Action Committee, LAC, meetings monthly. Teleconferences will be held the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 am before LAC.
2020 Meeting Dates
- August 27, September 24 with MDPB, and October 29
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