Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission



On May 25, 2018, 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.

Any information provided to OPS on submitted forms or other communication such as email, phone calls, etc., is available to the public upon request (CORA request, data request, etc.) or is made available to the public (data sets, public databases, social media, webpage notices, etc.)

Please be aware of this and provide company information, rather than personal information, wherever possible.