The following questions will be asked when you call,
please provide as much detail as possible.
Your information will be repeated back to you to verify accuracy.
For more detailed information please review Section IV of the User's Guide for PA Act 287 available in the Resource Center
What type of notifications do you need to place:
Is the work in the design, excavation, or demolition stage.
Preliminary - A notification of excavation or demolition work giving greater than 90 business days notice
Final - A notification of excavation or demolition work giving not less than 10 nor more than 90 business days notice
A notification of excavation or demolition work giving not less than 3 nor more than 10 business days notice, as required by law.
A notification where the caller states the work being done is an emergency.
Emergency is defined as a sudden or unforeseen occurrence involving a clear and immediate danger to life, property and the environment, including, but not limited to, serious breaks or defects in a facility owner’s lines.
Telephone number and extension - the telephone number, including the area code, of the excavating company, design firm, or homeowner placing the call.
Caller’s name - the name of the person placing the call.
Company name - the name of the company doing the excavation work; the designer’s company name.
Address, City, State and Zip - the mailing address of the company/or homeowner placing the call.
County - the name of the county where the work will take place.
Municipality - City, Township or Borough where the work will take place. If in the city of: Allentown, Erie, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, the ward number is needed.
The location where you will be working - Name of the street and/or route number and the exact address number (if known).
The nearest intersection’s name - The nearest intersection to the work site; does not have to be a major intersection.
Is the worksite between two intersections
The name of a second intersection near the work site - this field is used by the Customer Service Representative (CSR) when a caller indicates they are digging between 2 streets.
This field can also be used to hold the nearest main road name.
Is the worksite in a subdivison - if yes what is the name of the subdivision.
The Latitude/longitude coordinates of the worksite - provide GPS coordinates if available.
Working in the Street, Sidewalk, Public or Private Property - designating where the work will take place. Other designations such as right of way, treelawn, berm, stream etc., can also be specified.
If working in Private Property will the work take place in the Front, Rear, Left or Right side of the property.
Is the proposed excavation area (worksite) marked in white? - the area where the digging is going to take place (have you marked it in white?). Please answer yes or no.
Any other information that would help the locator find the site - Clarifying information to specify the exact location of the dig.
The type of work being done - the specific reason for the excavation
The Depth of the proposed excavation - give the maximum approximate depth you are digging.
The length and width of the excavation - the approximate size of the opening; the length and width or diameter.
The primary method of excavation - Indicate how the earth will be moved. Such as anchoring, augering, backfilling, blasting, boring, directional boring, ditching, drilling, driving-in, grading, hand-digging, plowing-in, powered equipment, pulling-in, ripping, scraping, tilling, trenching, trenchless excavation, tunneling or vacuum excavation.
Who is the Project Owner - The person who hired an excavator for construction or any other project which requires excavation or demolition work.
Mapping - A task performed by the CSR to find the worksite on our map so we can notify the correct facility owners. The CSR may ask additional questions to help find the site.
Person to contact - The name of the person the facility owners can contact in case additional information is required.
Phone number and extension - The phone number with area code and the extension, if needed for daytime contact.
Best Time to Call - When the contact person is normally available for the facility owner to contact with any questions.
Email - Email address of the caller if they have one. If provided you will be emailed a copy of your Notification as delivered to the Members.
Fax number - A dedicated fax line that can receive the responses from the facility owners.
Scheduled excavation date - The date the excavation work is scheduled to begin. The work cannot begin prior to the date given.
Start time - The estimated time the excavator plans to be on site.
How long you will be working at the site - The approximate duration of the job in number of hours, days, weeks, months or years that you will be actively working on this excavation.
Job Number - A specific number used to identify a job.
PennDOT Permit Number - This number would have been provided by PennDOT if you are working on a state road.
Remarks - Notes informing specific facility owners that they are involved. This is also the place to request a job site meeting, indicating the requested date and time.
Your LAWFUL START DATES, determined by your scheduled excavation date will be provided at this time. It will be minimum of 3 business days but not more than 10 business days from the date the call is placed. These dates indicate the earliest date, by law, that digging can begin and the last possible date when digging must begin.
To print a copy of the Work Location Request Form click here.