South Dakota One Call Notification Board Meeting
February 8, 2010
Chairman Bleau LaFave called the South Dakota One Call Notification Board Meeting to order at 2:00 PM
Central Time, 1:00 Mountain Time. The meeting was held via Conference Call.
Board Members in attendance: Bleau Lafave, Northwestern Energy, Chairman; Kurt Pfeifle, Mid-Dakota
Rural Water System, Vice-Chairman; Erin Hayes, Midcontinent Communications; Jerry Schroeder,
Golden West Telecommunications; Todd Chambers, Watertown Municipal Utilities; Dan Kaiser, Qwest
Communications; Terry Larson, Heavy Construction; Legal Counsel: Kara Semmler; Larry Janes,
Also in attendance: Margo Northrup, representing the South Dakota Rural Water Association and Steve Lehner, Watertown Municipal Utilities. Unavailable were: Eugene Solseth, Hills Septic Service; Ed Anderson, SDREA; Doug Larson, Northern Border Pipeline; Kevin Kouba, Otter Tail Power Company; Larry Englerth, Executive Director Support.
A motion was made by Kurt Pfeifle to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on February 1,
2010. Todd Chambers seconded the motion. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
- The Board held discussion on the following Executive Director Report Items:
SB 125 Complaint to be filed within ninety days of discovery of the alleged violation; amended to
limit complaint filing to not later than ninety days after discovery, but no more than one year after
discovery. Dan Kaiser made a motion for the Executive Director to testify before the Legislature in
support of SB 125 with the amendment. Terry Larson seconded. Motion carried by unanimous
- SB 90 Bar Hole Legislation would provide an exception from one-call notification requirements to
natural gas operators in emergency situations. Bleau Lafave stepped down as moderator for the
purposes of this discussion and appointed Kurt Pfeiffle acting Chairman.
Kurt Pfeiffle made a motion for the Executive Director to testify before the Legislature in support of SB 90. Erin Hayes
seconded the motion. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned.