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(a)(1) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, a person responsible for an excavation or demolition that results in damage to an underground facility shall:
(A) Immediately upon discovery of the damage, notify the One Call Center of the location and nature of the damage and current work status of the excavation or demolition; and
(B) Allow the operator reasonable time to accomplish necessary repairs before completing the excavation or demolition in the immediate area of the underground facility.
(2) An operator shall respond and examine the damage within two (2) business days of notification and shall complete repairs to the damaged facilities within a reasonable amount of time.
(b) Each person responsible for any excavation or demolition operation that results in damage to an underground facility permitting the escape of any flammable, toxic, or corrosive gas or liquid shall notify the operator and police and fire departments immediately upon discovery of the damage and take any other action reasonably necessary to protect persons and property and to minimize the hazards until arrival of the operator's personnel or police and fire departments.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 14. Local Government § 14-271-113. Excavation--Demolition--Damage notification - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-14-local-government/ar-code-sect-14-271-113/
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