In order to be compliant with APWA & Common Ground Alliances Best Practices Starting August 1: NM811 will no longer take a single center point for spotting/white marking, that delineates a radius of larger then 50ft.  If you need to excavate a larger area you will need to white mark the full perimeter of the job site, by marking the corners,  using continuous lines, using dots to mark the radius or arc, or dashes. 

New Mexico Adopts Midnight Rule

NM811 will go LIVE Tuesday afternoon, June 14

Please be advised that on May 4, 2022, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) adopted a change to the current Excavation Damage Prevention Rule 18.60.5 NMAC. This adopted change introduces the “Midnight Rule” to the state of New Mexico and will affect when the legal starting time begins for the 48 hours given to utility operators to complete the line locating process.  Locate requests submitted prior to 4:00 pm will default to a start time of 12:00 am the following business day, rather than the ticket submission time, for operators to begin their 48-hour timeline to complete the locating process. 



Member Manual Revisions


The NM811 2021 membership guide revisions are open for comment until December 30th, 2021. If you have questions or concerns regarding these changes please submit them to NM811 leadership by emailing

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