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WHEREAS, subsurface safety awareness and initiatives that promote the importance of subsurface safety are critical to the development of a stable and reliable infrastructure in the State of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, each year in the State of Nevada, the failure to comply with safe digging practices prescribed by the state jeopardizes lives and property and results in lost time and productivity; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada has joined a nationwide effort to simplify the process for requesting a dig ticket by calling 811, which can be made at no cost; and

WHEREAS, dialing 811 can often help to avoid the damages to underground facilities, thereby reducing the loss of service to the public and the loss of time and money to contractors, utilities, and taxpayers; and

WHEREAS, legislation was introduced by the Governor's Administration and signed into law during the 78th Legislative Session that promoted subsurface safety and compliance, enhancing protections for the states fiber optic infrastructure that remains critical for Nevada's continued growth and development; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada remains committed to promoting subsurface safety, and joins states and communities nationwide in encouraging citizens to take steps to help protect lives and property by complying with digging and subsurface safety rules and regulations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April, 2016 as

 Safe Digging Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thorley