(a) In the case of an emergency which involves danger to life, health or property
or which requires immediate correction in order to continue the operation of an industrial
plant or to assure the continuity of public utility service, excavation, maintenance
or repairs may be made without using explosives, if notice and advice thereof, whether
in writing or otherwise are given to the operator or notification center as soon as
(b) If an operator receives a request to locate its facilities for an emergency condition,
such operator shall make a reasonable effort to identify the location of its facility
within two hours of receiving notification or before excavation is scheduled to begin,
whichever is later.
(c) Any person providing a misrepresentation of an emergency excavation may be subject
to the penalties set out in K.S.A. 66-1812, and amendments thereto.
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