Bill 93 received royal assent on April 14, 2022. Within Bill 93, the Getting Ontario Connected Act introduces a new legal concept of Dedicated Locator to the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act (OUINSA).
A dedicated locator enhances the efficiency of the locates process by having a single locate service provider (Dedicated Locate Service Provided – DLSP) contracted by the Project owner to locate all underground infrastructure on a project. It is paving way for large and long term scale projects to have continual delivery of locates when and where they are needed.
What is a Dedicated Locator?
A Dedicated Locator is a single resource used to mark all underground infrastructure within a project area.
Benefits of a Dedicated Locator:
Dedicated Locator Policies & Procedures Webinar – May 06, 2022
On April 14th, 2022 Bill 93, Getting Ontario Connected Act was passed into law. The legislation facilitates major changes to how locates are to be delivered in Ontario, including much broader use of Dedicated Locator services. This webinar was presented on May 6th, 2022 to go over Dedicator Locator Policies and Procedures, answer questions, and to solicit stakeholder feedback.
The owner of the Dedicated Locator project. Responsible for selecting the DLSP and submitting the 90 Day Notice or Regional Request Notice to Ontario One Call.
Any affected utilities within the project scope
The proponent working for the project owner to perform the excavation. Useful resources for excavators can be found here
DEDICATED LOCATE SERVICE PROVIDER
The Dedicated Locate Service Provider that has been chosen by the Project Owner as the Dedicated Locate Service Provider (DLSP) for the project.
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Dedicated Locator Service Providers (DLSP)
The Project Owner is responsible to pay the Dedicated Locate Service Provider directly.
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