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Accident Reporting Requirements

 

Within 2 hours of a reportable incident during normal working hours or within 4 hours of a reportable incident outside of normal working hours, the utility shall provide notice to designated CPUC staff of the general nature of the incident, its cause and estimated damage.  The notice shall identify the time and date of the incident, the time and date of notice to the Commission, the location of the incident, casualties that resulted from the incident, identification of casualties and property damage, and the name and telephone number of a utility contact person.  This notice may be by (a) using to the Commission’s Emergency Reporting Web Page, (b) calling an established CPUC Incident Reporting Telephone Number designated by the Commission’s Consumer Protection and Safety Division (CPSD) or its successor (c) sending a message to an electronic mail address designated by the Commission’s CPSD or its successor or (d) sending a message to the Commission’s facsimile equipment using a form approved by the Commission’s CPSD or its successor and at numbers CPSD may designate for use during normal business hours.  Telephone notices provided at times other than normal business hours shall be followed by a facsimile or email report by the end of the next working day. 

 

  1. Within twenty business days of a reportable incident, the utility shall provide to designated CPUC staff a written account of the incident which includes a detailed description of the nature of the incident, its cause and estimated damage.  The report shall identify the time and date of the incident, the time and date of the notice to the Commission, the location of the incident, casualties which resulted from the incident, identification of casualties and property damage.  The report shall include a description of the utility’s response to the incident and the measures the utility took to repair facilities and/or remedy any related problems on the system which may have contributed to the incident.
  2. Reportable incidents are those which: (a) result in fatality or personal injury rising to the level of in-patient hospitalization and attributable or allegedly attributable to utility owned facilities; (b) are the subject of significant public attention or media coverage and are attributable or allegedly attributable to utility facilities; or (c) involve damage to property of the utility or others estimated to exceed $50,000.
  

Last Modified: 8/8/2008


 
 
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