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Act 174 of 2013
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Act 174 of 2013

AN ACT to enhance public safety, protect the environment, and prevent the disruption of vital public services by reducing the incidences of damage to underground facilities caused by excavation or blasting activity by providing notices to facility owners and facility operators before excavation or blasting; to provide for certain notices to affected parties when underground facilities are damaged; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to allow the promulgation of rules; to prescribe penalties; to allow the imposition of a fee; to provide for immunity for certain individuals; to allow claims for damages against certain governmental entities in certain circumstances; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

History: 2013, Act 174, Eff. Apr. 1, 2014

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 460.721SectionShort title.
Section 460.723SectionDefinitions.
Section 460.724SectionMISS DIG Systems, Inc.; operation and membership; notification system; duties and responsibilities; funding; fees; farm operation; tax exemption.
Section 460.725SectionDuty of excavator to provide dig notice to notification system; contents of notice; validity of ticket; compliance with procedures and requirements; exposure of facility; notice requirements; excavation using power equipment.
Section 460.726SectionNotification system; transmission of ticket to facility owners or operators; availability; positive response system; maintenance of records; emergency notice; design tickets.
Section 460.726aSectionProject design or planning services; fees; procedures; design ticket response; marking facility location.
Section 460.727SectionMarking facility location; positive response; additional assistance of facility owner or operator upon request by excavator; damage to facility; emergency response; construction of new facility.
Section 460.728SectionDamages or equitable relief.
Section 460.729SectionLiability of officers, agents, or employees of notification system; liability of excavator or farmer engaged in farming operations or owner of farm.
Section 460.730SectionOrdinances, charters, or other laws requiring permits.
Section 460.731SectionProhibited conduct; violations as misdemeanor; penalty; civil fine; use of commission determination in court action or proceeding; instruction forms; rules; incident reports; maintenance and availability of information.
Section 460.732SectionGovernmental liability.
Section 460.733SectionCompliance by individual engaged in farming operation.
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