High Voltage Safety Act (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name High Voltage Safety Act
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Public Service Commission
Primary Website http://www.gaupc.com/userfiles/file/Overhead%20Protection%20Act%20PDF.pdf
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.gaupc.com/


The purpose of the High Voltage Safety Act is to prevent injury to persons and property and interruptions of utility service resulting from accidental or inadvertent contact with high-voltage electric lines by providing that no work shall be done in the vicinity of such lines unless and until the owner or operator thereof has been notified of such work and has taken the appropriate safety measures. The Georgia Public Service Commission requires that anyone doing work in the vicinity of overhead high voltage lines must notify the Utilities Protection Center at least 72 hours in advance, excluding weekends and holidays, to enable the owner or operator of the high-voltage lines to determine the precise tract or parcel of land involved.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Georgia Public Service Commission
Division Electric
Address 244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA, 30334

Phone 800-282-5813
Fax 404-656-2341
Email gapsc@psc.state.ga.us
Contact Name Utilities Protection Center of Georgia
Division 3400 Summit Ridge Pkwy, Duluth, GA, 30096

Zip/Postal Code 800-282-7411

Email http://www.gaupc.com/

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 46-3-30
Date Effective 1998-08-26