Safety and Enforcement Blog

CPUC Adopts Safety Policy

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On July 10, 2014, the CPUC's Commissioners approved a Safety Policy Statement  that defines the role of the Commissioners, binds together the agency in constantly strengthening our safety efforts, and provides a unifying vision and guidance for the organization’s multiple and disparate functions. Read the statement.

Upcoming Events on Safety Issues

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The CPUC is holding the following two events in June:

1) Substation security will be the topic of discussion during a public workshop, including a review of the PG&E Metcalf substation incident, the recent North American Electric Reliability Corporation draft physical security standards, and a panel discussion on physical security.

When: June 18, 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available in real-time and archived thereafter via video webcast.

See the CPUC's event webpage for the agenda and more information.

2) The CPUC  will host a presentation on Envisioning Gas Pipeline Safety Research and Development.

When: June 20, 2014, 10 a.m. to Noon

Where: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available in real-time and archived thereafter via video webcast.

This public meeting features presenters from the California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program, Gas Technology Institute, PG&E, and Southern California Gas Company. The discussion will focus on research projects in safety and reliability in California and national gas pipelines.