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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:
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.
Applications for the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission are now being accepted.
Apply for the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission
Safety Commission members for the categories in red have already been appointed by the Governor.
Those selected to serve on the commission will do so for a term of three years except for the initial appointment terms noted below.
(One of these appointees will serve an initial two-year term, while the other appointee in this category will serve an initial three-year term.)
*One-year initial appointment
**Two-year initial appointment
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