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                            CHAPTER 196-H.F.No. 1370 
                  An act relating to excavation notification; requiring 
                  notice of underground facilities in drawings for bid 
                  specifications; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, 
                  section 216D.04, by adding a subdivision. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 216D.04, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [PLANS FOR EXCAVATION.] (a) Any person, prior to 
        soliciting bids or entering into a contract for excavation, 
        shall provide a proposed excavation request to the notification 
        center to obtain from the affected operators of underground 
        facilities the type, size, and general location of underground 
        facilities.  Affected operators shall provide the information 
        within 15 working days.  An operator who provides information to 
        a person who is not a unit of government may indicate any 
        portions of the information which are proprietary and may 
        require the person to provide appropriate confidentiality 
        protection.  The information obtained from affected operators 
        must be submitted with the final drawing used for the bid or 
        contract.  This information must be obtained not more than 90 
        days before completion of the final drawing used for the bid or 
           (b) This subdivision does not apply to bids and contracts 
        for:  (1) routine maintenance of underground facilities or 
        installation, maintenance, or repair of service lines; (2) 
        excavation for operators of underground facilities performed on 
        a unit of work or similar basis; or (3) excavation for home 
        construction and projects by homeowners. 
           (c) This subdivision does not affect the obligation to 
        provide a notice of excavation as required under subdivision 1. 
           Presented to the governor May 19, 1997 
           Signed by the governor May 20, 1997, 10:20 a.m.

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