Utility Locate Fees: A Solution to Over Notification or a Safety Risk?

July 13th, 2023 || 10:30 AM CDT

The proposition of charging for utility locate services is a topic stirring debate in the damage prevention industry. Introduced as a possible strategy to reduce late locates and backlog issues, this potential shift in practice could greatly impact the process. This discussion is not just about operational efficiency, but also safety and fairness. Join us in this Town Hall as we delve into the complexities of this pressing issue.



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Gowan, Brad

Brad Gowan


Director | Business Development Asset Management

Hurlock, Darcy-1

Darcy Hurlock


Managing the One Call and underground facility locating process.

Ron Peterson


Executive Director at NULCA | The Voice of Professional Locators

Rodgers, Duane

Duane Rodgers


Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.

Stables, Iain

Iain Stables


Manager | Damage Prevention


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