Underground Facility Locating and Marking Standard – Deadline to Comment Nov 21!

Released for Final FeedbackCanadian Association of Pipeline and Utility Locating Contractors (CAPULC) has released their Pilot Draft of the Underground Facility Locating and Marking Standard. CAPULC’s objective was to develop a national line locating standard to ensure consistent practices across the country while allowing for provincial and industry variations in the future. CAPULC, with the help of a third-party contractor, has developed this document along with an inventory of resources and Continuous Improvement Log. Items are placed into our Continuous Improvement Log when they are determined to be a major revision, a major discussion item, requires additional subject matter input, or is on hold to capture comments from the review processes. Its purpose is to assist with the process for any future revisions, additions, modification, and deletions.

This release is a preliminary Standard document and has reached a key stage to solicit final feedback. Once it has successfully passed through this final 30-day review processes it will be published as CAPULC’s First Version. This leads everyone to expect that there are more versions to come. While this first version will provide the framework for our Standards, it certainly is expected to evolve ….

We invite CAPULC Members, Sponsors, clients, organizations, and all those involved in the damage prevention process to review and provide feedback on this pilot release. There are just a few things we would like to mention:

  • This document was written to encompass and reflect best practices of both public and private locating
  • This document has been written at a federal level and will be provincially, jurisdictionally and industry agnostic
  • The scope of this document was to be applicable to underground facility locators across Canada and to multiple infrastructure types. It focuses on the steps involved in the locating process.  

We would like to request your comments and communicate that the deadline for feedback is set for close of business on Monday, November 21, 2022. Feedback is requested in writing via email or through our feedback form. This will allow for our Committee to effectively prepare for working sessions to review and provide comment to all feedback submissions before being published as CAPULC’s First Version.

Should you have any questions or would like to submit your comments please contact us at admin@capulc.ca.

To reach the online Standards format click here.

To reach the Standards document in Word format click here:

CAPULC – Underground Facility Locating and Marking Standard – Final comment.docx

To reach the Standards document in PDF format click here:

CAPULC – Underground Facility Locating and Marking Standard – Final comment.pdf