AGENDA December 16, 2011

AGENDA

South Dakota One Call Notification Board
Enforcement Panel Conference Call
Friday, December 16, 2011
1:00 PM Central Time, 12:00 PM Mountain Time

The Enforcement Panel of the South Dakota One Call Board will consider each of the following South Dakota One Call Complaints: 

OC11-011 – In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Northern Natural Gas Company against Willis Plienis.
Northern Natural Gas Company (NNG) filed a South Dakota One Call Complaint on October 31, 2011 alleging that Willis Plienis used a trencher to install a new gas service line to his residence without calling in a One Call Ticket. NNG claims it informed the landowner/excavator that one was needed, and he still did not make a call to request a One Call Ticket. Willis Plienis replied on November 6,2011 that because of a gas smell and leak he was told to replace the gas line. Mr. Plienis contacted his son and son-in-law to help. Mr. Plienis states he forgot to call 811. He explains further that he called Mr. Drexler from NNG, who told him he would come out by 8 am on Saturday, October 29th, but not to start until he got there. Mr. Drexler flagged everything and stayed until approximately 16 feet was dug by hand. Mr. Plienis apologized in his statement for not calling 811. Mr. Plienis also provided a map of the route of the flagged NNG line and the route of the line that was placed.

Today, shall the Enforcement Panel of the South Dakota One Call Notification Board find that there is probable cause that Willis Plienis violated SDCL 49-7A-5 or any other statute or rule under the jurisdiction of the Board, and if so shall a civil penalty be assessed?

OC11-012 – In the Matter of the Complaint filed by the City of Aurora against Eagle West
Andy Studer of the City of Aurora filed a South Dakota One Call Complaint on November 14,2011 alleging that Eagle West completed work on November 13,2011 at 101 S Broadway St., Aurora SD, prior to the completion of all locates and prior to the start date on a ticket. Eagle West did not respond the complaint notification.

     Today, shall the Enforcement Panel of the South Dakota One Call Notification Board find that there is probable cause that Eagle West violated any statute or rule under the jurisdiction of the Board, and if so shall a penalty be assessed?

OC11-013 –  In the Matter of the Complaint filed by the City of Aurora against Eagle West.
Andy Studer of the City of Aurora filed a South Dakota One Call Complaint on November 14,2011 alleging that Eagle West started and completed a project prior to the 48 hour waiting period on November 13,2011 at 201 Redmond Rd., Aurora, SD. Eagle West did not respond the complaint notification.

Today, shall the Enforcement Panel of the South Dakota One Call Notification Board find that there is probable cause that Eagle West violated any statute or rule under the jurisdiction of the Board, and if so shall a penalty be assessed?

You are welcome to listen in to this call, however only the written information provided by the complainants and the written responses from the defendants will be considered per SDCL 49-7A-25. No comments from either party involved in the complaints will be taken during the call.

Note: Please call (605) 339-0529 at least 10 minutes prior to the call for call-in instructions. We have limited ports available on the conference bridge, so if you do plan to call in, please conference in on one line.

Larry L. Janes
Executive Director
South Dakota One Call
exedir@sdonecall.com
(605) 339-0529