Overhead Line 10-Foot Rule

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Be smart — Be safe
It’s the law

Arkansas Valley Electric and the Arkansas Department of Labor want to keep you and your family safe.  Staying clear of high voltage power lines is very important.

In fact, it’s the law.

What should you do if you must work or conduct any activity within 10 feet of high voltage power lines?  Arkansas Code 11-5-307 requires any person, firm, or corporation to make written notice to the appropriate utility company and to the Arkansas Department of Labor, Safety Division, before proceeding with the activity.

  1. Contact Arkansas Valley Electric to make arrangements
  2. Download the reporting form below
  3. Mail or fax your completed form to:
Arkansas Department of Labor
Safety Division
10421 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR  72205
Fax: (501) 682-4532