Automated Positive Response, or APR as you will commonly hear it referred, is a system established by UDig NY to furnish a single point of contact between member operators and location request submitters.
Per Code Rule 753, member operators are required to submit their responses to delivered location requests using the APR system, prior to the stated date/time of commencement of the job indicated on the location request. UDig NY will reissue location requests to members that do not respond to location requests by the stated date/time of commencement.
By law, excavators cannot legally start their job until all notified utilities have responded to APR for their respective location request.
10 Clear – No facilities within 15-ft of the excavator defined work area.
30 Marked – The approximate horizontal location of underground facilities within 15-ft of the excavator defined work area have been marked.
31 Marked with Exceptions – Do not dig, high profile utility in conflict; utility owner will attempt to contact you to schedule site surveillance prior to your stated commencement date.
51 Unmarked – Do not dig, locate technician could not gain access to property. Please call in a revision with details about access.
52 Unmarked – Do not dig, the dig site description was incomplete or unclear. Contact UDig NY to verify the information on the ticket.
53 Unmarked – Do not dig, incorrect address information. Contact UDig NY and provide correct information.
54 Unmarked – Do not dig, high profile utility in conflict; utility owner will attempt to contact you to schedule site surveillance prior to your stated commencement date.
55 Unmarked – Marking and dig delay requested. Locate technician has or is attempting to contact the excavator. Excavation site remains unmarked or incomplete. A new deadline for marking is to be or has been scheduled.
56 Unmarked – The excavator has performed the excavation prior to the locator’s arrival. The excavation work had already been completed.
61 Design Conflict – Please share design drawings with our engineering dept. Utility owner will attempt to contact you.
71 Meeting Conflict – Your proposed meeting is in conflict and we are unable to meet on site; utility owner will attempt to contact you.
72 Meeting Accepted – Request accepted at stated date and time.
81 No Locate Required – Excavation work is being performed for the facility owner. Locate will be performed by the excavator per contractual agreement.