S.1115 - Comprehensive One-Call Notification Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
Summary: S.1115 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)
Introduced in Senate (07/31/1997)
Comprehensive One-Call Notification Act of 1997 - Provides for the establishment of a State one-call notification program to protect underground facilities from excavation damage. Outlines required elements of the program, including minimum standards and provisions for implementation and enforcement. Authorizes a State to maintain an alternate one-call notification program if it provides protection for public safety, the environment, or excavators that is equivalent to, or greater than, protection under a program that meets the minimum standards of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation to study damage prevention practices associated with existing one-call notification systems in order to determine which systems practices appear to be the most effective in preventing damage to underground facilities and in protecting the public, the environment, excavators, and public service disruption.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to assist qualifying States in improving their one-call notification programs.