[§269E-5]  One call center established.  (a)  By January 1, 2006, the commission shall establish and begin administration of a one call center that provides advance warning to excavators in this State of the location of subsurface installations in the area of an excavation for the purpose of protecting those installations from damage.  In establishing the center, the commission shall consider the availability of experienced center providers.  The commission shall award administration of the center to the provider the commission determines to be best qualified to provide center services.  In reviewing a provider’s qualifications, the commission shall consider cost, quality of service, experience, and other factors the commission deems appropriate.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 269E-5

  • Center: means the one call center. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269E-2
  • Commission: means the public utilities commission. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269E-2
  • Damage: means :

         (1)  The substantial weakening of the structural or lateral support of a subsurface installation;

         (2)  The penetration or destruction of any protective coating, housing, or other protective device of a subsurface installation; or

         (3)  The partial or complete severance of a subsurface installation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269E-2

  • Excavation: means any operation in which earth, rock, or other material in the ground is moved, removed, or otherwise displaced by means of tools, equipment, or explosives, including but not limited to the following:  grading, trenching, digging, ditching, boring, drilling, auguring, tunneling, scraping cable or pipe plowing and driving, demolition, and dredging. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269E-2
  • One call center: means a private provider selected by the commission pursuant to section 269E-5 that provides advance warning to excavators of the location of subsurface installations in the area of an excavation for the purpose of protecting those installations from damage. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269E-2

     (b)  Pursuant to rules adopted by the commission, all operators shall furnish to the center information relating to subsurface installations that the center may use to identify operators known to have subsurface installations in the area of a proposed excavation; provided that operators shall not be required to furnish to the center information relating to subsurface installations that are deemed confidential or proprietary.