In what situations should a dig permit be submitted?
- Tent Installation (when stakes are used)
- Post Hole Digging
- Installing Sign Posts
- Installing Fencing
- Any time the ground at WSU is going to be dug, bored, scratched, or otherwise disturbed in anyway.
What is the time frame that a Dig Permit should be submitted?
At least 72 business hours before the work is to take place.
Who should submit the Dig Permit?
Whoever is performing the work.
- Be it an outside contractor, Physical Plant Employee, Grounds Employee, etc.
- The Dig Permit can also be submitted by the Project Manager.
Who is responsible for the Dig Permit being submitted?
It is the Project Manager’s responsibility along with the contractor/individual performing the work to make sure that a Dig Permit is submitted.
Who is responsible for contacting OUPS?
Whoever is performing the work. Be it an outside contractor, Physical Plant Employee, Grounds Employee, etc.
What is the procedure for submitting a Dig Permit?
- First the area of work needs to be marked in WHITE paint. This is a requirement of OUPS and WSU
- Contact OUPS and record the confirmation number on the Dig Permit
- Fill out the remainder of the Dig Permit – all areas of the form MUST be filled out
- The Dig Permit must be emailed to email@example.com
What happens once a Dig Permit is submitted?
1. Contractor (Original Submitter) sends scanned completed dig permit to firstname.lastname@example.org (OUPS Number needs to be on permit already)
1. WSU Personnel fills out a dig permit and sends a scanned copy to email@example.com - Physical Plant Customer Service acquires OUPS number
2. Physical Plant Customer Service adds a utility map to the permit
3. Email the final permit to:
a. WSU: firstname.lastname@example.org
b. Underground Detectives: Rob Harris email@example.com
c. Original Submitter
4. CaTS will send a signed permit to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Original Submitter
5. Underground Detectives will send an onsite locate report to email@example.com and the Original Submitter
By law, everyone MUST contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service, 1-800-362-2764, at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before beginning ANY digging project. Visit the Ohio Utilities Protection Service! websitefor more information.