5.30 Emergency Coordination with Adjacent Facilities

One Call Center Facility Owner Excavator Locator Project Owner Designer

Practice Statement:16

Emergency response planning includes coordination with emergency responders and other aboveground and/or underground infrastructure facility owner/operators identified by the Incident Commander through the Incident Command System/Unified Command (ICS/UC) during an emergency.

Practice Description:

During emergency situations, there are many stakeholders involved: excavators, locators, owner/operators, first responders, one call centers, and the general public. Any actions taken by one stakeholder could adversely affect other stakeholders. Accordingly, emergency planning and response are coordinated.


  • XCEL Energy, Minnesota
  • Public Service Electric and Gas, Newark, New Jersey, Gas Emergency Procedure Manual


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