BENEFITS OF BECOMING A CO811 MEMBER
- Owner/Operator Membership offers full service notification through Colorado 811. Locate requests are sent from Colorado 811 directly to your company or your contract utility locator via e-mail listing all contact information for person excavating, type of work, who the work is being done for, county, city, address or intersection of where they are requesting locates and a description of where the locates are needed.
- All phone calls into Colorado 811 are recorded and kept for 3 years, if call recordings are needed by Owner/Operator Member we will supply those if requested.
- All locate tickets are also kept for 3 years. If a copy of a ticket (within the last 3 years) is needed we will supply that at request.
- Appointment scheduling is available, but not mandatory, if an Owner/Operator member would like to offer that option. Appointment scheduling is at no additional charge.
- Owner/Operator membership requires a two year commitment, in accordance with state law.
- Positive Response is offered to Owner/Operator members. Positive response is a way to “Close” the ticket out by sending a response to the excavator through Colorado 811.
- A Ticket management system is offered to Owner/Operator members at no additional cost. The program is called WebTMS, used to receive your locate requests, assign them to a locator and close the ticket using positive response all through one application.
- During business hours we will give you a courtesy call on Damage Tickets.
- During after hours we will give you a courtesy call for Emergency Locates as well as Damage tickets.
- We offer an automated call out for our courtesy calls which you will receive as soon as the ticket is processed.
-An Automatic Positive Response Re-notification occurs when no positive response is posted by the Owner/Operator Member by the locate by date on the locate request. Colorado 811 will continue to send out re-notifications daily until a response is received by Colorado 811 or for 30 days from the locate by date, whichever comes first. Emergency and damage tickets will be excluded from these re-notifications at this time.
Yes, please see ticket fee for transmission cost.
Colorado State Law, Senate Bill 00-184 requires all underground facility owners/operators in Colorado to be a member at Colorado 811.
There are two types of membership offered at Colorado 811, Owner/Operator and Excavator Membership.
– Owner/Operator membership receives direct notification from the call center regarding excavations in or around the registered members defined notification area.
– Excavator membership is a yearly $100 fee that allows the excavating company registering to vote and/or run for a seat on the Colorado 811 Board of Directors as well as access to the Expedite website.
Excavator membership is a yearly $100 fee that allows the excavating company registering to vote and/or run for a seat on the Colorado 811 Board of Directors.
– Owner/Operator memberships are a one-time fee of $25.00
– Excavator membership is a yearly $100 fee
– The Owner/Operator application fee is a one-time fee.
– Cable Television
– Liquid Pipeline
– Electric Cooperative
– Electric Distribution
– Gas Distribution
– Gas Transmission/Gathering
-Each classification has a board member representative.
-It is the responsibility of the facility owner to identify and/or locate their underground facilities. CO811 is a communications link only and does not perform any type of locating services.
UPDATES TO MEMBERSHIP
-Two (2) End Of Day audits (summaries) will be sent at the end of each day (midnight) to recap
the amount of tickets received and their ticket numbers for that day.
-If no tickets were received the EOD will have zeros next to Total.
-There will be two End Of Day audits, to reflect the A and B ticket numbers. You
will see UNCCa or UNCCb next to the *EOD* at the top left hand corner.
-Each member defines an area of notification either by Township, Range, Section, and Quarter Section or by submitting digital file for polygonal coverage
-The area in which your company will get notified of anyone that calls 811 before excavating.
DATABASE UPDATE GUIDELINES
Member database is the responsibility of the facility owner. All changes to the database must be submitted in writing, to include mail, fax or e-mail to notify Colorado 811 Member Services of the requested change.
To better serve member needs, the following time line is recommended.
- Member contact information updates will be accommodated in a timely manner with the resources and personnel available at the time of the request .
- Database notification in tabular format should be submitted at least ten (10) business days prior to the time that notification would be needed for the geographic area submitted. From the date Colorado811 receives the update request, a total of three (3) business days are needed to complete the requested update into the existing database. The member facility will be informed when the update is complete, either by telephone or e-mail. Upon request, a revised database notification report can be obtained from Member Services.
- Database notification in digital format (i.e. Shape Files) should be submitted at least ten (10) business days prior to the time that notification would be needed for the geographic area submitted. From the date Colorado811 receives the database update request, a total of five (5) business days are needed to complete the requested update into the existing database. The member will be informed when the update is complete, via e-mail. It’s the Members’ responsibility to view the update on-line. It is necessary for the member to establish a editing/viewing account with the assistance of Colorado811 personnel. Contact Member Services personnel for more information. A database validation form will need to be completed with each database update request submitted.
- All digital data is processed through the Colorado811 GIS department. All requests for Shape Files of existing member facility notification database will require an e-mail sent to the GIS Department. Please allow ten (10) business days from the date of the request to complete this process.
In the Colorado One Call law it states that if you own or operate any underground facilities on or near a public right-of-way or easement you should be registered with Colorado 811.
This describes the required format of ESRI Shape files that can be imported into the Colorado 811 notification database.
The Shape file types supported are POINT, LINE and POLYGON. For POINT and LINE shape files, you must specify a buffer distance to apply to the file to create a polygon shape file. A buffer is a radius of a point and/or a line. Minimum buffer that can be applied to a point and line file is 30ft and the maximum is 1000ft.
Shape Files submitted should be packaged in a ZIP file and e-mailed, containing at least the following four (4) files:
(1) ESRI Shape (.SHP) File
(2) ESRI Shape (.SHX) Index File
(3) ESRI Shape (.DBF) Attributes File
(4) ESRI Shape (.PRJ) Coordinate System File
Along with the data please include the following information about the data.
(A) Sender Information – Who is supplying the shape file(s):
a. Name and contact information
(B) Member Code – The member code for which the notification areas will be applied to.
(C) Effective Date – The date at which the notification areas will become “effective”. You may specify that the notification areas be effective immediately or at some date in the future.
(D) Expiration Date – The date at which the notification areas will expire. You may specify that the notification areas expire NEVER or at some specific date in the future.
(E) Counties Covered – Which counties are covered by the submitted shape file. This can be a list of one or more counties, or you can specify the entire state (i.e., any counties the shapes fall into.)
(F) Buffer Distance (in FEET) – If the shape file being submitted contains point or line features, they will be buffered and converted into polygons. You must specify the buffer distance in feet for these types of shape files. Shape files containing polygons are assumed to already include the necessary buffers.
IMPORTANT NOTES AND LIMITATIONS:
(1) When shape files are imported into the mapping database, they are automatically clipped to the county or counties they intersect.
(2) Polygons are limited to 4 square miles in area. Polygons that are larger than 4 square miles will be partitioned into smaller polygons that cover the same area.
(3) Polygons which are made up of more than 9 points will be simplified.
(4) There is a maximum density limit of 16 polygons per quarter minute grid.
Colorado 811 charges on a per transmission basis. Each transmission is $1.32 in 2021. You will not be charged for messages or End-Of-Day audits.
No, invoices are sent via e-mail or US Postal Service to pre-established billing contact.
No, all checks must be made payable to Utility Notification Center of Colorado.
Invoices are due in full upon receipt. Any overpayment will be credited to the account and applied to the next billing cycle.
- TIER ONE INFORMATION UPDATE FORM
- MEMBER CONTACT INFORMATION
- MEMBER GRID DATABASE CHANGE FORM
- MEMBER HOLIDAY CLOSURE FORM (2021)
- IVR EMERGENCY/DAMAGE CALL-OUT INFORMATION
- MEMBERSHIP GENERAL INFORMATION
- MEMBER POSITIVE RESPONSE
- COLORADO 811 POSITIVE RESPONSE CODES
- MEMBER POSITIVE RESPONSE USER’S GUIDE
- MEMBER TICKET TYPES AND DESCRIPTIONS – PRIORITY TYPE CATEGORY