With the deadline for mandatory submission of damage data (effective July 1, 2017) just around the corner, Sunshine 811 urges all of its members to get their damage data uploaded into the FL DIRT system as soon as possible.
s.556.105(12)(b) If an event damages any pipe, cable or its protective covering, or other underground facility, the member operator receiving the notice shall file a report with the system. Reports must be submitted annually to the system, no later than March 31 for the prior calendar year, or more frequently at the option and sole discretion of the member operator.
Already using Florida DIRT?
If you already submitted your 2017 data, thank you! No further action is required.
If you have nothing to report, please go to "submission status" within the Florida DIRT Main Menu and check the box indicating your report is complete for 2017.
New to damage reporting?
Florida DIRT is a personalized version of the Common Ground Alliance's Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT). Its purpose is to gather meaningful data on underground facility events. An event is defined by the CGA DIRT User’s Guide as “the occurrence of downtime, damages and near misses.” It helps us determine probabilities using national data. See the graphics to the right for some examples. With more Florida data, we hope to do the same using state-relevant numbers.
Florida DIRT is a way for you to anonymously submit data into a broad database that is analyzed for root causes that lead to events. The primary purpose is to promote safe excavation practices that prevent damages.
For more information on Florida DIRT visit sunshine811.com/florida-dirt. Use the 2017 forms to submit 2017 data. All 2018 data should be reported using the Fresh DIRT forms dated 11/2017.
Already using CGA's national DIRT?
It is mandatory for all members to report damages to the system. If you're already using the Common Ground Alliance's national DIRT, or your company wants to use the national system, you need to grant Sunshine State One Call of Florida, Inc. access to your data. The steps to do this are below.