Entries by OUNC

2024 Changes to Oregon Dig Rules Proposed

The Oregon Utility Notification Center (OUNC) adopts rules that regulate the notification and marking of underground facilities to prevent damage to underground facilities. We want you to know about seven rule changes being proposed in 2024: Reducing ticket length from 45 days to 30 days. [amends OAR 952-001-0010 (23)] Adding hand digging, air cutting, vacuum […]

Safe Digging Month Reminds Oregonians to Contact 811 Before Digging

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 5, 2023 pdf for download Contacts: Josh Thomas, OUNC Executive Director josh.thomas@digsafelyoregon.com, (503) 317-5007 Kandi Young, PUC Public Information Officer kandi.young@puc.oregon.gov, (503) 551-5290 Aaron Corvin, Oregon OSHA Public Information Officer aaron.corvin@dcbs.oregon.gov, (971) 718-6973 SAFE DIGGING MONTH REMINDS OREGONIANS TO CONTACT 811 BEFORE DIGGING SALEM, Ore. – In recognition […]

Oregonians Urged to Contact 811 Before Digging

 Contact: Josh Thomas, Executive Director, Oregon Utility Notification Center 503-317-5007 | josh.thomas@digsafelyoregon.com    This Thursday, August 11 (8/11), is National 811 Day. Also known as National Safe Digging Day, the observance exists to raise awareness about contacting 811 before beginning a digging or excavation project. The Oregon Utility Notification Center, which oversees the statewide call […]