South Dakota One Call Notification Board
Enforcement Panel Conference Call
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
1:00 p.m. CST, 12:00 p.m. MST
The Enforcement Panel of the South Dakota One Call Board will consider each of the following South Dakota One Call Complaint:
OC12-016 -In the Matter of the Complaint Filed by Northern Natural Gas Company, Harrisburg, South Dakota, Against L&B Excavating, Beresford, South Dakota, for an Incident Occurring on November 9, 2012, in Alcester, South Dakota
On November 10, 2012, Northern Natural Gas Company filed a complaint against L&B Excavating, alleging that L&B Excavating dug before the start time on a ticket involving a high pressure gas line. Bob Andrews from L&B Excavating responded on November 27, 2012 stating that, while waiting for Northern Natural Gas to locate the area on his ticket, he dug in an area that he had previously worked in April and could not recall a pipe being marked there at that time. Mr. Andrews stated that in the future he will not dig before locates are called in and a meeting is held with whoever wants one done before digging.
Today, shall the Enforcement Panel of the South Dakota One Call Notification Board find that there is probable cause that L&B Excavating violated any statute or rule under the jurisdiction of the Board, and if so shall a civil penalty be assessed?
Only the written information provided by the Complainant and the written response from the defendant will be considered per SDCL 49-7A-25. No comments from either party involved in the complaint will be taken during this 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
South Dakota One Call