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Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA)

The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA), enacted by the General Assembly in July 2000, provides for the protection of the buried utility facility infrastructure within the State of Georgia. That protection is provided by requiring excavators using mechanized equipment to call for a facility locate prior to excavating or blasting and requiring the facility owner/operator to locate their facilities upon request. Violations of the GUFPA are subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000.

Frequently asked questions related to notices of probable violations of the GUFPA.

Commission approved training as to the requirements of the GUFPA can be obtained from the following sources:

For English Classes:
  • Associated Damage Consultants
    Contact Tim Land @ 706.234.8218 or 706.853.1362
  • Georgia Utility Contractors Assoc.
    Contact Scott Brumbelow @ 404.362.9995 or 877.723.4822 (Toll Free)
  • Georgia 811
    Contact Becky Creech @ 404.375.6209
  • HB NEXT
    Contact Ryan Boling @ 706.619.1669 or 877.442.4282 (Toll Free)
  • daBaires Group
    Contact Diego Alvarado, daBaires Group @ (404) 597-5432 or diego@dabaires.com
For Spanish Classes:
  • daBaires Group
    Contact Diego Alvarado, daBaires Group @ (404) 597-5432 or diego@dabaires.com
  • Georgia Utility Contractors Assoc.
    Contact Scott Brumbelow @ 404.362.9995 or 877.723.4822 (Toll Free)
  • Georgia 811
    Contact Becky Creech @ 770.476.6034
  • HB NEXT
    Contact Ryan Boling @ 706.619.1669 or 877.442.4282 (Toll Free)

Questions concerning the Georgia Public Service Commission GUFPA enforcement program should be directed to:

O'tania Jenkins
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334-5701
ojenkins@psc.state.ga.us
404.651.6218

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