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

WHEREAS, each year 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, Nevada has joined a nationwide effort to simplify the process for requesting a dig ticket by implementing call 811, a call which can be made at no cost; and

WHEREAS, dialing 811 can help to avoid 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 and signed into law during the 78th session of the Nevada Legislature that promotes subsurface safety and compliance, enhancing protections for the State’s 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 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 2018 as

 Safe Digging Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson