July 3: One Call System for Utility Locates Now Mandatory

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The new Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 makes mandatory the Ontario One Call system, which provides locates and information on utilities buried in a specified area. The following must provide information as to locates:

  • Municipalities
  • Gas distributors and transmitters
  • Operators of a distribution system
  • Anyone or entity regulated under the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act
  • Anyone or entity that owns or operates underground infrastructure that crosses or is in the vicinity of a public right of way
  • Hydro One Inc and Ontario Power Generation Inc.