(1) Competitive Local Exchange Carriers that
provide local exchange service through resold telecommunication services,
unbundled network elements and/or special access are exempt from the provisions
of this rule.
(2) Upon receipt of
written or verbal notification from the property owner, or from a contractor,
of work which may affect its facilities used for serving the public telephone
utility shall investigate and decide what action, if any, must reasonably be
taken to protect or alter telephone facilities in order to protect service to
the public and to avoid unnecessary damage, such as identifying in a suitable
manner the location of any underground facilities which may be affected by the
(3) The telephone utility
may, in order to protect its interest, require that the property owner or
contractor perform certain work upon that part of the service piping or wiring
on, or being removed from, the property on which the work is being performed.
This subsection is not intended to affect the responsibility of the contractor
or owner, or the liability or legal rights of any party.
(4) When performing any work that endangers
other companies' buried utility facilities, telecommunications utilities shall
fully comply with the provisions of the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act
(5) The telephone
utility shall provide a listing of each of its directories advising the public
and contractors of an appropriate office to call for guidance and directions
for performing excavations, etc., near telephone facilities.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 515-12-1-.12
Ga. L. 1878-79, p.
125, 1907, p. 72, 1922, pp. 143, 144, 1964, p. 338, 1965, p. 283, 1973, pp. 677
to 681, 1975, Sec. 2, p. 406.
Original Rule entitled
"Construction Work Near Utility Facilities" adopted. F.
Dec. 29, 1975; eff.
1/1/1976, as specified by Ga.
L. 1975, p. 411.
Amended: F. Nov. 26,
2002; eff. 12/16/2002.
Amended: F. Feb. 7,
2003; eff. 2/27/2003.