What is Electronic Positive Response?
Electronic Positive Response (EPR) is a system that encourages and facilitates communication from member facility owners back to Blue Stakes of Utah 811 regarding the status of each locate request, which is then made available to excavators.
Utah law requires that all facility owners respond to every locate request they receive by either marking the requested site or notifying the excavator that the site is clear of their facilities. EPR provides a system to track this status.
EPR enables member facility owners the ability to inform Blue Stakes of Utah 811 on how they responded to each locate request they receive. Blue Stakes then publishes these responses with the locate request and makes it available online 24×7 to professional excavators and homeowners.
The response statuses from the facility owners receiving the locate request are compiled and transmitted to the excavator at the legal date and time of the locate request, or sooner if all members respond before then. Click the “Sample Positive Response to Excavators” button to view an example of the email that is sent.