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    My name is Steve Roark. I currently work for S&N Communications, but I am a locator by trade. My job is to stop over notification of Miss U tickets from our in house people and our subs on the FTTP and FiOS builds. I worked for UtiliQuest before this and also a short time with Consolidated. I currently sit on the Virginia SCC Advisory Committee as a rep for the excavators. Glad to be here and share thoughts with you all.

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    Welcome.

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    Welcome Aboard. With a name like Steve, you can't be all that bad.
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    Welcome to the show HWY
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWYRIPR View Post
    My name is Steve Roark. I currently work for S&N Communications, but I am a locator by trade. My job is to stop over notification of Miss U tickets from our in house people and our subs on the FTTP and FiOS builds. I worked for UtiliQuest before this and also a short time with Consolidated. I currently sit on the Virginia SCC Advisory Committee as a rep for the excavators. Glad to be here and share thoughts with you all.
    steve, welcome.

    can you asnwer me this, as a rep for the excavators what are your duties?
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    welcome to the vine dude...post often.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1idejim View Post
    steve, welcome.

    can you asnwer me this, as a rep for the excavators what are your duties?


    Va. Code 56-265.31 states that the "Commission shall establish an advisory committee consisting of representatives of the following entities: (1)Commission staff, (2)utility operator, (1)notification center, (3)excavator, (2)municipality, (1)Virginia Department of Transportation, (1)Board for Contractors, and (2)underground line locator. Persons appointed to the advisory committee by the Commission shall have expertise with the operation of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act. The advisory committee shall perform duties which may be assigned by the Commission, including the review of reports of violations of the chapter, and make recommendations to the Commission."

    My duties, even though I have a seat as an excavator, are the same as every other member. I am but one of many different opinions to be shared in an open forum to review violations, new rules and laws that may come up for a vote. I guess what I do bring to the table is not only my years of excavator experience but an equal amount of locator experience.

    Hope that answers your question.

    I'm really happy to be a part of the forum and I have read through a lot of interesting conversations......in particular the NULCA debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWYRIPR View Post
    Va. Code 56-265.31 states that the "Commission shall establish an advisory committee consisting of representatives of the following entities: (1)Commission staff, (2)utility operator, (1)notification center, (3)excavator, (2)municipality, (1)Virginia Department of Transportation, (1)Board for Contractors, and (2)underground line locator. Persons appointed to the advisory committee by the Commission shall have expertise with the operation of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act. The advisory committee shall perform duties which may be assigned by the Commission, including the review of reports of violations of the chapter, and make recommendations to the Commission."

    My duties, even though I have a seat as an excavator, are the same as every other member. I am but one of many different opinions to be shared in an open forum to review violations, new rules and laws that may come up for a vote. I guess what I do bring to the table is not only my years of excavator experience but an equal amount of locator experience.

    Hope that answers your question.

    I'm really happy to be a part of the forum and I have read through a lot of interesting conversations......in particular the NULCA debate.
    i'm sure that with your background, your input is very well accepted by the other members of the board.

    thanks for the reply
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    Welcome Steve! Almost didn't recognize you last week in a suit at the AC meeting! You'll find this site very useful and very entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OVUS1 View Post
    Welcome Steve! Almost didn't recognize you last week in a suit at the AC meeting! You'll find this site very useful and very entertaining.

    See you in the trenches, John Cook (OneVision)
    Thanks Everyone!

    John, Glad to see you are on here and also I'm glad to see you are recovering from the accident. I hadnt even heard of the crash until I saw you.

    Also, you guys have been doing a good job for us, we really appretiate that!

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    Welcome to the Vine. There are a lot of interesting topics here that get people going. Post often.
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