SECTION XIV: West Virginia Chapter 24-C
ENROLLED West Virginia Chapter 24-C
(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chambers, and Delegate Ashley)
[By Request of the Executive] [Passed July 15,1996; in effect from passage.]
AN ACT to amend the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by adding there to a new chapter, designated chapter twenty-four-c, relating to underground facilities damage prevention; declaring legislative purpose; defining certain terms; requiring operators of underground facilities to be members of a one-call system; exempting certain entities and activities from such requirement; authorizing voluntary membership of certain exempted entities; setting forth duties and responsibilities of members of a one-call system; providing for the operation and responsibilities of a one-call system; requiring certification of one-call systems by the public service commission; exceptions; setting forth duties and responsibilities of persons who perform excavation or demolition work; establishing standard color code for temporary markings of underground facilities and work site boundaries; creating exceptions from notification requirements in emergency situations; providing for liberal construction of article; and preserving sovereign immunity of state agencies.
Be it enacted by the legislature of West Virginia:
That the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by adding there to a new chapter, designated chapter twenty-four-c, to read as follows:
CHAPTER 24C. UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION.
ARTICLE 1. ONE-CALL SYSTEM