Normal Locate Request
A normal locate request is a non-emergency request where the excavator contacts OKIE811 48-hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and the date of notification) prior to excavation and not more than 10 days prior to excavation.
Emergency Locate Requests
The law provides an exception to the 48-hour (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and the date of notification) notice in emergency cases only. An emergency is an unavoidable situation that endangers life, health or property. In an emergency, excavation may begin immediately. Excavators must use extra care and precaution to protect underground facilities. Excavators should try to call before digging, but if they are unable, they should call as soon as possible. All operators of underground facilities within the area of the emergency must be notified promptly.
By Oklahoma law, before demolition of a structure begins, operators of the underground facilities in the geographic area shall be given at least 7 business days notice, this excludes Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and the date of notification. This notice shall be given to the notification (one-call) center after the excavator has met local code requirements for a demolition permit. Important: This notice does not replace the excavator’s responsibility to notify the operators of the underground facilities directly to have the lines disconnected. This 7 business days notice is only for the intent of demolition and the excavator shall notify the one call center once again no less than 48 business hours before the demolition work begins.
Design Work - List of Companies Only
No marking of facilities will take place. OKIE811 will provide a list of registered members located within certain legal description. It is then the requestor’s responsibility to contact those member companies to discuss their project.