OSHA suggested a new standard on heat. Maryland has until 10/01/22 to put something in place. Click here to see their write up.

OSHA is gratified the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard click here to see the information.

Check out a “Sample” Confined Space Entry Permit in the links page or by clicking here

The AUC Bull Roast was a big success. Thanks to everybody that donated door prizes, volunteered and sponsored this event. A good time was had by all.

Here is an updated Baltimore City contacts list. Click here to view it.

Here is a copy of the new Contingent Price Items as approved by Baltimore County. Please note that the County has increased the Borrow for back fill to $80/CY. From the proposed 60/CY. These prices go into effect March 1st. Download

To see pictures from past events head on over to the Events page and scroll down to the event you would like to see.

“Update guy” would like to remind all the members to be sure to attend the general meetings. Attending the meetings is a great way to network with others in our industry. The meetings also cover many of the local changes to specifications and an excellent way to keep your crews ahead of the curve when it comes to compliance.

For the latest Howard County Water and Sewer Capital Projects Bid Advertisement, click here.

Our executive director would like to know from the members if anyone has a need for any safety services (i.e. confined space, CPR,etc) . Elaine can set up safety services for our membership at a reduced rate. It is one of the advantages of membership in the AUC.

We are always looking for new members. If anyone has an idea for a new member please contact Elaine. Building membership helps keep our organization strong with new thoughts, ideas and services.

For AUC tracked Bills, make sure to visit our links page for the dedicated section!

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    The Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland, Inc. was incorporated on March 11, 1950 by a group of concerned contractors interested in the welfare and advancement of the utility contracting industry. The Association is a founding and highly active member of the Clean Water Construction Coalition (C.W.C.C.).



    • Golf Outing - 9/9/2022
      @ Piney Branch Golf Club
    • Clay Shoot - 10/7/2022
      10 a.m. @ Pintail Point, Queenstown
    • Bull Roast - 11/5/2022
      12:00pm - 4:00pm @ Martin’s West

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    Title XII of the Maryland Public Utilities article is the governing document for protecting our state's vital underground facilities, as well as to insure the safety of the public and all those who work in the underground utility industry. It is the law in Maryland and applies to anyone who intends to dig or disturb the earth or demolish any type of structure.

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    Click here to read see the new laws.

    2022 Law Updates

    Meet our members

    AUC Board

    Peter Ligon, retiring after 43 years

    Ray Maracco (left) presents Peter Ligon (Right) with a gift from the AUC to his favorite nursery during the December monthly meeting.

    Peter Ligon, Secretary/Treasurer of Ligon & Ligon, Inc. is retiring after 43 years. Peter interned at Ligon & Ligon when he was 18 years old and progressed to full time as a foreman at the age of 22 years old after graduating from Gettysburg College in 1978. He later joined Ligon & Ligon’s Office Management in 1983. Peter has been a member of the AUC (Associated Utility Contractors) for over 30 years and held every office over his tenure. Peter was a past president of the AUC from 2004 to 2006; he won the Ditch Digger Award in 2008 as well as the Founders Award in 2014 with the AUC. He was a large contributor to the Howard County Committee, Baltimore City committee and the CWCC (Clean Water Construction Coalition). Peter fought tirelessly for members and dedicated countless hours to the association and the underground utility construction world. He kept the association updated on all policy changes and any laws that affected or benefitted the members over the years.

    As of January 31, 2022, Peter has retired. His drive and dedication to the underground utility world will be irreplaceable and more than likely go unmatched. Peter is an avid gardener and golfer and plans to spend countless hours outside in his gardens, on the golf course, and enjoying his family which is well deserved. We’d all like to wish Peter a happy and healthy retirement. We truly thank you for your dedication to the AUC and underground utility contractors Association of Maryland.