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If you can not make it to a meeting and would like to voice a concern, you may use the NC 811 app to send it - simply use the “UCC Issues Form” button. Concerns may also be submitted online at, Just click on “Local UCC Issue” on the home page. By sharing your concerns (and this can be done

In 2017, the UCC program in North Carolina celebrates 75 years of helping coordinate all stakeholders in the state. This valuable resource is only made stronger when your voice is added to the dialogue. Please join us at a UCC near you. Find out where that might be by visiting Thanks and remember that safety is a shared responsibility! anonymously), you will accomplish two things. First, the concern will be shared with the chair of the local UCC for the county in which the problem is occurring. That gives them a chance to bring it up at the next UCC meeting. Second, the issue will post to a State UCC database for discussion at the next meeting. Hey, if a problem is happening in one area, it may also be part of a larger problem. This method allows all concerns to be shared with everyone so that a solution is more likely to be found.

Safety is a shared responsibility

What does a local Utility Coordinating Committee (UCC) offer to an excavator or underground facility operator? For starters, valuable networking opportunities with the underground facility operators, excavators, and locators working in the area. These meetings are usually only an hour or so in length and give everyone a chance to put names with faces. It also gives you an opportunity to share any concerns you may have about activities going on in and around your work locations.

Other benefits of participating in your local UCC meetings are discussions about: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Job site safety Damage prevention Use of NC 811 resources Major projects (under construction and upcoming) NCDOT projects Joint trenching projects Damage claims Contract locating services NC Underground Utility Safety and Damage Prevention Law Location marks, techniques and what they mean Proper digging techniques to expose the underground utility Design/Survey tickets and how they work Number of damages each committee member has experienced since previous UCC meeting Who’s damaging whom and how to resolve the problem Training needs and opportunities

There are 48 local UCCs around the state and every excavator, underground facility operator and locator is encouraged to take part in meetings close to them. Most take place monthly, but some are bi monthly or quarterly.

As you can see, there are many advantages to attending your local UCC meeting and everyone benefits when we all work together. If you are not already attending, visit to find a location near you; you will be glad you did.

UCC brochure

UCC brochure