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2016 GSOC News

The 2017 Northern Midwest Users' Group Meeting - January

Do You Know Your Ticket Type? - December

Visit GSOC at Northern Green! - December

Private Facilities - Are They On Your Property? - November

White Marking in the Winter - November

2016 Day of the Dozers Recap - October

October Fire Prevention Week - October

Fall Harvest - September

Fall Projects - September

Visit GSOC at the 2016 MN State Fair! - August

Happy 811 Day from GSOC! - August

Planning to Put Up a Sign? Contact GSOC! - July

Visit GSOC at the 2016 Minnesota Farmfest - July

Pipeline Markers - June

Staking University at GSOC - June

Are You Completing a Landscaping Project this Spring? - May

Homeowner Online Locate Request: Designed for Homeowners - May

The "Do's and Don'ts" of Hand Digging - April

GSOC Welcomes the 9th Anniversary of Safe Digging Month - April

April is Safe Digging Month - April 6

Governor's Proclamation for April Safe Digging Month - April 1

The 2016 Northern Green Expo - March

I’m a Minnesota Farmer: Do I Really Need to Contact Gopher State One Call Before I Dig? - March

Back to Basics: What you need to know about Gopher State One Call - February 29

GSOC 2016: What you need to know about the new operational changes - February 24

2015 GSOC News

Attention GSOC Excavators - Important Information Regarding GSOC’s Transition to the New System - Transition Details. Effective December 30th at 6:00 pm - December 16

Attention Facility Operators - Important Information Regarding GSOC’s Transition to the New System - Transition Details. Effective December 30th at 6:00 pm - December 16

What Farmers and Landowners Need to Know about Private Underground Facilities - September 2

Gopher State One Call Launches "GSOC 2016" Website - September 1

Gopher State One Call Inaugurates "GSOC 2016" Transition - August 18

Locator Safety Awareness Week July 27 - August 2, 2015 - July 23

Gopher State One Call Contracts with One Call Concepts for Minnesota One Call Excavation Notification Center Services - June 26

Boundary Survey - An Important Non-excavation Ticket - May 28

The Second Season: Road Construction, Agricultural Excavation, and Backyard Projects - May 7

April 2015 Marks the 8th National Safe Digging Month! - April 1

Minnesota Damage Prevention Meetings - March 6

Spring Starts February 25th at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show! - February 23

A Message From Barb Cederberg, COO - February 5

Appointment of Barbara M. Cederberg as Chief Operations Officer of Gopher State One Call - January 20

2014 GSOC News

Your Input is Key to Regional CGA Success - June 4

A New and Improved GSOC - June 2

Message From the President of GSOC - May 5

2013 GSOC News

MN Department of Public Safety Announces New Fire Marshal- December 4

New MNDOT Procedures - October 21

GSOC Yardsticks - An Annual Hit With MN Fair Goers - September 10

Ensure Your Safety After the Storm - July 2

The Minnesota 811 Run - Your Guaranteed Personal Best! - June 28

GSOC Yardsticks are Out of This World! - June 26

The Dangers of Working in the Summer Heat - June 21

Minnesota Utility Contractors Association’s 33rd Annual Jeff Hanson Memorial Golf Outing - June 19

Gopher State One Call Welcomes New Public Relations and Marketing Specialist! - May 23

Gopher State One Call's 2013 Safe Digging Reminders - May 6

Silent Auction and Benefit for Kevin Grutzmacher - April 26

Gopher State One Call Celebrates Sixth Annual National Safe Digging Month - April 3

Download the New GSOC App! - February 18

Gopher State One Call Releases New Damage Prevention Mobile App for Apple and Android Platforms - February 18

2012 GSOC News

Fax Submission Program Termination - December 7

Explosive Locate Requests - November 28

Sign-Post Ahead: A ‘Vote' for Excavation Safety - October 16

Gopher State One Call's Mobile Suite is Complete - July 24

Join Gopher State One Call at Farmfest - June 1

Locator Certification Class at GSOC - May 4

Gopher State One Call Celebrates Fifth Annual National Safe Digging Month - March 27

GSOC Expands Your Smartphone Options - March 2


MN 216D Review

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2016-2017 Minnesota Statute 216D Stakeholder Review

To All Minnesota Underground Facility Stakeholders,

Please join us for the next MS216D stakeholder review meeting on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at Connexus Energy, 14601 Ramsey Blvd. NW, Ramsey, MN 55303. The meeting is scheduled for 10am – 3:30pm (noon break for lunch).

Click here for the meeting minutes from the October 7th meeting. Also available is the draft language developed from the 2013 MS216D stakeholder review meeting for your reference. The agenda topics will be provided in the near future prior to January 19th, 2017.
We encourage all stakeholders in the underground utility and excavation community to participate and offer their feedback so that we can thoroughly address any areas of improvement regarding Minnesota’s One Call law. If you are a member of or have a contact with the following groups, this is your opportunity to be heard!

  • Pipeline operators
  • Underground utility owners
  • Professional excavators (contractors)
  • Utility locators
  • One call center operations
  • Municipalities
  • Homeowners
  • Landscaping and nursery companies
  • Fencing companies
  • Professional union and organizations representatives (MUCA, LICA, Local 49’ers Union, MNAGC, MNLA, etc...)

Feel free to contact Jon Wolfgram or Mike Mendiola at the MN Office of Pipeline Safety if you have any questions. Also, please forward this information to those who wish to be included in the meeting.

For those who wish to attend remotely, please use the following information:

2016 MS216D Stakeholder Review
Thursday, January 19, 2017
10:00 am | Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00) | 5 hrs 30 mins

Meeting number: 746 226 014
Meeting password: OPS216D#
Follow this link to join the meeting.

Conference call-in information:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-888-742-5095 (US)
Conference Code: 822 697 9377