September 10, 2018 Meeting Cancelled

The Authority Mission 

The Authority seeks to protect underground facilities of owners in the State of Maryland from destruction, damage or dislocation to prevent:

  • death or injury to individuals;
  • property damage to private and public property; and
  • the loss of services provided to the general public.

To accomplish this, the Authority seeks to promote, enhance, and assist the State of Maryland in furthering and enforcing the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Law and programs through efforts that include consistent enforcement, effective public education, and the constant knowledge that public safety through reduced damages is our prime concern.

Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority

The Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority (The Authority) was established by the Maryland legislature as Senate Bill 911 of the law of the 2010 session, updating the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Law, more commonly known as the Miss Utility Law. The Authority is a stakeholder-run organization that has the ability to enforce the Miss Utility Law in the form of mandatory training or fines for violators.

The Authority is an agency of the Executive Branch of Maryland State government; which acts as a quasi-judicial body governed by APA rules when reviewing and hearing violations. The Authority also has the ability to assess civil penalties; which solely underwrites its Educational and Outreach activities. The Authority is self funded predominately through a surcharge on “Miss Utility” tickets; and also receives nominal project grants from its “stakeholders”. The Authority also competes annually for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – State Damage Prevention grants, that help to support some Authority activities.  The Authority does not receive any state funds or appropriations.

The nine members of the Authority are appointed by the Governor to serve staggered two-year terms. They do not receive any compensation or any reimbursement for expenses.

The makeup of the Authority is as follows:

Owner members will now have two full business days to respond to a Miss Utility ticket. For example, a locate request submitted on a Monday will require a member response by midnight on a Wednesday.

Tickets will be good for 12 full business days after the day on which the ticket is transmitted by the on-call system to an owner member.

An 18-inch “no mechanized equipment” zone is now a statewide requirement for excavations or demolitions, including Montgomery County.

Licensed architects, professional engineer, professional land surveyor and landscape architects are now able to process designer tickets for projects in the planning phase. Owner members have 15 full business days to respond to designer tickets.

The Maryland Department of Transportation, its administrations and the Maryland Transportation Authority are now Miss Utility owner members.

Read more details on the bill or download the file.

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