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Alaska Statutes Title 42. Public Utilities and Carriers and Energy Programs § 42.30.490. Definitions

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In AS 42.30.400--42.30.490,

(1) “damage” means

(A) the substantial weakening of structural or lateral support of an underground facility;

(B) penetration, impairment, or destruction of any underground protective coating, housing, or other protective device;  and

(C) the partial or complete severance of an underground facility to the extent that the project owner or facility operator determines that repairs are required;

(2) “emergency” means

(A) a condition that constitutes a clear and present danger to life, health, or property;  or

(B) an unplanned service interruption;

(3) “excavation” means

(A) an activity in which earth, rock, or other material on or below the ground is moved or otherwise displaced by any means;

(B) road maintenance that changes the original road grade;

(C) demolition or movement of earth by equipment, tools, or explosive device except tilling of the soil less than 12 inches in depth for agricultural purposes;

(4) “excavator” means a person who conducts excavation in the state;

(5) “inaccessible” means impossible or unreasonably difficult to reach due to conditions beyond the control of the underground facility operator;

(6) “notification center” or “center” means a service through which a person is able to call one number to notify member operators of underground facilities that an excavation is proposed and to request the operators to mark facilities located inside of the proposed excavation area;

(7) “operator” means a person who supplies a service for commercial or public use by means of an underground facility;

(8) “person” means any individual, public or private corporation, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, partnership, copartnership, association, firm, trust, estate, or any other entity whatsoever;

(9) “remote” means not accessible by road;

(10) “underground facility” means a pipe, sewer, conduit, cable, valve, line, or wire, including attachments and those parts of poles or anchors that are below ground, for use in connection with the storage or conveyance of water, sewage, telecommunications, cable television, electricity, petroleum, petroleum products, hazardous liquids, or flammable, toxic, or corrosive gas;

(11) “unstaffed” means not normally staffed with employees;

(12) “working day” means a day on which an underground facility operator is open for regular business.

Cite this article: - Alaska Statutes Title 42. Public Utilities and Carriers and Energy Programs § 42.30.490. Definitions - last updated April 21, 2021 |

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