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(a) In the event of damage to any underground facilities, the person responsible for the damage shall immediately notify the affected underground facility owner or operator and 811 Chicago, and cease the activity which caused the damage if the damaged facility is a threat to life or property, or if otherwise required by law. The person responsible for the damage shall not attempt to repair, clamp, or constrict the damaged underground facility unless under the supervision of the person who owns or operates the underground facility. The underground facility owner or operator may not require the person responsible for the damage to attempt to repair, clamp, or constrict a damaged underground facility. In the event that damage to an underground facility results in the escape of any flammable, toxic, or corrosive gas or liquid, the person responsible for the excavation or demolition shall call 9-1-1 and notify authorities of the damage. The person who owns and operates underground facilities that are damaged and the person engaged in damaging activity shall work in a cooperative and expeditious manner to repair the affected underground facility.
(b) An underground facility owner or operator shall immediately report known damage of an underground facility to 811 Chicago, regardless of the source of the information of the damage.
(Added Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. VI, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 9-14-21, p. 35804, § 1)