Arizona and North Carolina Locate Resolution Partnership Committees Joint Case Study: Use of Data to Mitigate Damage Contributing Trends
This session will provide information from Arizona and North Carolina about the effective use of committees to identify trends that contribute to damages and how those committees use data to act as an enforcement intermediary in an effort to educate and change behavior. Examples will be provided of how these two states have found success in gaining stakeholder support for these activities and the results that have been achieved.
Arizona has long held meetings of their Locate Resolution Partnership Committee (LRPC) around the state. This committee, comprised of all stakeholders, regularly reviews issues and concerns that may be affecting people around the state or in specific areas. An overview of the committee’s history along with examples of how an identified issue was resolved will be shared during the presentation. In 2018 North Carolina modelled the basic format of the committee and established a statewide LRPC. Initially the two largest counties (Wake and Mecklenburg) created their own but after a few months it was recognized that combining and reviewing issues across the state would be more valuable. NC LRPC identified the importance of white lining as an initial issue and created a video explaining the method and benefit to excavators. Another issue was identified with excessive updated tickets. The NC LRPC determined that offering specific training to those contributing to the problem would be beneficial. Results of these efforts will be shared as well.
The hope is that others may learn from the benefits of joint stakeholder efforts, such as an LRPC, that can produce results when issues are identified and tackled together.
- Presenter: Louis Panzer, Sandra Holmes