New California Pipeline Safety Laws

California has enacted three new laws regarding pipeline safety and compliance.  Here are brief summaries of the bills.  Click on the bill number to display the full text.

AB 578

When the federal National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) submits a safety recommendation letter concerning gas pipeline safety to the commission, this bill would require the commission, within 90 days, to provide the NTSB with a formal written response to each recommendation stating its intent to adopt the recommendations fully, in part, or not at all.

AB 1456

This bill would require the commission to perform an analysis of benchmark data and adopt safety performance metrics for pipeline safety that consider specified principles.

AB 861

This bill focuses on penalties for violations Public Utilities Act and for review and treatment of executive compensation in ratemaking.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s