36. Safety-Line Clearances

36.1  No work activities shall take place within ten (10) feet of a high-voltage overhead power line until the following two requirements are met:

  • 36.1.1  The responsible party doing the work must notify the PUD of the intended work activity; and
  • 36.1.2  The responsible party doing the work and the PUD must complete mutually satisfactory precautions for the activity.

36.2  The PUD will work with the responsible party to coordinate work schedules, temporarily de-energize power lines, or raise/move the power lines. Any costs incurred by the PUD may be charged to the responsible party.

36.3  Customers must stay away from any downed power line and should immediately report the downed line to the PUD.