**This declaration will only be made through Positive Response, which is a code 110. **

Extraordinary Circumstances

The South Carolina Underground Damage Prevention Act states, ‘Extraordinary Circumstances’ means circumstances which make it impractical or impossible for the operator to comply with the provisions of this chapter. Extraordinary circumstances may include hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, ice, snow, and acts of God.

If an operator declares extraordinary circumstances and is unable to locate the area within the required time period, they will respond with a 110 code in the positive response system.  The below graphic references the information required to enter a 110 PR Code (Extraordinary Circumstances).

The operator must state in the remarks what type of event is taking place, as well as the date and time when the location will be marked. An excavator is required to check positive response before excavating. If a 110 code is used the excavator must not excavate or demolish until after the time and date that the operator provided in its response.

If a member operator has catastrophic event and is unable to respond due to power failures or other unforeseen conditions they can contact SC811 for assistance.


Current 110 Declarations thru 10-14-18 (Hurricane Michael)

****IMPORTANT  Please READ: This website will be updated at intervals throughout the coming days. If you are  a member that would like to make an Extraordinary Circumstance Declaration and have contract locators marking your facilities, you will need to work with them to ensure you codes/notices are updated accordingly. All notices that have 110 codes issued through the positive response system will appear on this list.
If you are a member who has initiated a 110 code with a referenced timeline for response and need to update it, please do so through the SC811 Positive Response System/Portal. Member’s have the capability to enter another 110 code with a new date, or utilize a completely different code if needed. If you have questions of can not access the Portal to update Positive Response please contact the SC811 Help Desk beginning Monday September 17th.
Help Desk Support:
1-800-290-2783, option 1
[email protected]
Keep in mind some members have multiple facility types and operate in several counties. Please refer to the portal for additional information on individual notice positive responses and timelines for locates to be completed. Thank you and stay safe.