SB 1345 – Updates and Improvement to the “Call Before You Dig” Law

SB 1345 will fully integrate all underground utilities into the “Call Before You Dig” Law by adding Caltrans as a utility operator under the state’s two regional subsurface utility notification centers and by adding non-pressurized sewer lines and storm drains to the definition of “subsurface installation.” This will increase the safety of excavators who need to dig in areas that contain subsurface installations.  It will also serve to protect Caltrans-operated utilities and non-pressurized sewer lines. It also makes a number of technical/functional changes to the “Call Before You Dig” Law.

Staff Contact: Scott Terrell,