Extraordinary Circumstance Declarations
What is Extraordinary Circumstance?
The South Carolina Underground Damage Prevention Act states, ‘Extraordinary Circumstances’ means circumstances which make it impractical or impossible for the operator to comply with the provisions of this chapter. Extraordinary circumstances may include hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, ice, snow, and acts of God.
If an operator declares extraordinary circumstances and is unable to locate the area within the required time period, they will respond with a 110 code in the positive response system. The operator must state in the remarks what type of event is taking place, as well as the date and time when the location will be marked. If a 110 code is used the excavator must not excavate or demolish until after the time and date that the operator provided in its response.