Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission

On May 25, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 18-167 into law. This bill included the creation of the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission (Safety Commission), effective August 8, 2018.

In order to assist in preventing damage to underground facilities, the Safety Commission is charged with the following tasks:

  • Making recommendations regarding:
    • Best practices and training
    • Policies to enhance public safety
    • Policies to improve efficiency and cost savings to the 811 program
  • Reviewing complaints of alleged violations and ordering appropriate remedial action/penalties

Safety Commission Members

The following have been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Safety Commission beginning January 1, 2019. The remaining 10 members will be appointed by January 1, so this list will be updated as the appointments are made.

appointed members of the underground damage prevention safety commission
Member Name Member Category Term Expiration
Jim Moody Contractor 1/1/2020
Chris Kampmann Municipality 1/1/2020
Mark Jurgemeyer Rural Electric Cooperative 1/1/2021
Lori Warner Pipeline Company 1/1/2021
Raymond Swerdfeger Excavator 1/1/2022

How to Apply

Applications for the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission are now being accepted.

Apply for the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission

Home Rule Entities

Home Rule counties, cities and counties, municipalities and power authorities may either develop their own damage prevention safety programs that are similar to the Safety Commission or complete a waiver that delegates their damage prevention safety programs to the Safety Commission.

Complete the form linked below to let the Safety Commission know which option your home rule entity has selected.

Home Rule Entity Waiver/Notification of Damage Prevention Safety Program 

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