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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:
  • Georgia Utility Contractors Assoc.
    Contact Scott Brumbelow @ 404.362.9995
  • Georgia 811
    Contact Becky Kinsey @ 404.375.6209 or bkinsey@georgia811.com
  • HB NEXT
    Contact Ryan Boling @ 706.619.1669 or 877.442.4282 (Toll Free)
  • daBaires Group
    Contact Diego Alvarado @ 678.643.8278, 678.237.8192, or dsalvador678@gmail.com
  • Associated Damage Consultants
    Contact Tim Land @ 706.853.1362
  • Georgia Utility Training Academy
    678.635.8980 or guta@monroega.gov
For Spanish Classes:
  • daBaires Group
    Contact Diego Alvarado @ 678.643.8278, 678.237.8192, or dsalvador678@gmail.com
  • HB NEXT
    Contact Ryan Boling @ 706.619.1669 or 877.442.4282 (Toll Free)
  • Georgia Utility Contractors Assoc.
    Contact Scott Brumbelow @ 404.362.9995

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

Yolanda Clay
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334-5701
yclay@psc.state.ga.us
404.463.6065

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