The CPUC will hold two Public Participation Hearings in May to hear public testimony related to gas pipeline safety and the CPUC’s regulation of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines. Comments from the public can help the CPUC reach an informed decision and members of the public are encouraged to attend one of the following Public Participation Hearings:
- May 12, 2011, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
CalTrans Building, First Floor, Conference Room, 100 S. Main St., Los Angeles
- May 16, 2011, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Steele Lane Community Center, Auditorium, Dohn Room, 415 Steele Ln., Santa Rosa
Both public hearings are also available via listen-only audio webcast or toll-free at 888-790-2613, passcode 92105.
In order to set new rules for the safe and reliable operation of natural gas pipelines in California, the CPUC will obtain public input, and collect and analyze the data and conclusions from the investigations and reports of the Sept. 9, 2010, Pacific Gas and Electric Company pipeline rupture in San Bruno.
If special arrangements are needed for attendees, such as foreign language interpreters, please contact the CPUC Public Advisor’s Office at 866-849-8390 or 415-703-2074, or via email.
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The CPUC, in its ongoing commitment to consumer protection, has recently taken a number of actions to protect consumers from moving companies and passenger carriers operating illegally.
In the first quarter of 2011, 47 passenger carriers (limousines, buses, and shuttles) were cited and fined a total of $65,250 for various illegal activities, including operating without insurance. In addition, 74 companies were issued a notice to stop operating for lack of permit.
In addition, the CPUC cited two moving companies a total of $4,000 for various violations, and 13 companies were issued a notice to stop operating for lack of permit.
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