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2020 Holiday Observance Notice

GSOC Christmas 2020

Below is a list of official holidays Gopher State One Call will observe for the remainder of 2020.

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Winter Locating 101

IMG 1566 WEBMichael Jensen began his career as a contract locator in 2009 and has spent the past three years as an engineering service tech at City of Austin Utilities. That’s more than a decade’s worth of Minnesota winters spent trudging through slush, snow and harsh temperatures to help prevent damages and keep the public safe.

As regular excavations taper off in late fall, it’s easy to assume that not much is happening once the ground freezes and the snow flies. Even though there aren’t as many routine locates, that doesn’t mean that the locator workload lightens.

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Important Notice to Facility Operators:

GSOC notification safety buffer change for web submitted locate requests – effective January 1, 2021

Summary of the buffer change: Effective January 1, 2021

What is the change?

Most ITIC locate requests will have the maximum buffer reduced from 500 feet to 300 feet. Notifications will continue to be made only to the nearest public street, if that distance is less (block to block notification).

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New Start Time Policy

To all Excavators and Facility Operators:

This email is to notify you of an IMPORTANT PROCESS CHANGE to the designation of start date and time on web-submitted e-tickets:

Web-submitted notifications of intent to excavate are generally reviewed by Gopher State One Call (GSOC) for quality assurance prior to acceptance of the notification by the notification center, with three exceptions:

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Late Fall and Winter Business Hours And Upcoming Holiday Observance Notice

GSOC Late Fall and Winter Business Hours:
From November 1 to March 31, Gopher State One Call business hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Emergency calls are exempt from business hours and are always accepted. Please remember that all non-emergency locate requests can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online—but are processed during GSOC’s business hours.

Veterans Day Holiday – Plan Ahead
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Gopher State One Call will observe Veterans Day. Keep in mind that this day will not count toward the standard 48-hour notice needed when filing a locate request. Please also remember that only emergency locate request calls will be accepted through the call center this day. All non-emergency locate requests can still be submitted online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Plan ahead and submit your locate requests early to account for the holiday. Gopher State One Call would like to thank all of the men and women who have served and currently serve our country.

Upcoming Holidays
Here is a list of the remaining 2020 holidays observed by GSOC:
Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26, 2020
Friday After Thanksgiving – Friday, November 27, 2020
Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day – Friday, December 25, 2020

Here is the list of the 2021 holidays observed by GSOC:
New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 18, 2021
Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 15, 2021
Memorial Day – Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day – Observed, Monday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day – Monday, September 6, 2021
Veterans Day – Thursday, November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 25, 2021
Friday after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 26, 2021
Christmas Eve – Observed, Thursday, December 23, 2021
Christmas Day – Observed, Friday, December 24, 2021
New Years Day – Observed, Friday, December 31, 2021

Please remember: The holidays listed above will not count toward the standard 48-hour notice period when filing locate requests.


Barbara Cederberg, Chief Operations Officer, GSOC

Kim Boyd, General Manager, GSOC

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