The CPUC on Feb. 24, 2011, said it will set new rules for the safe and reliable operation of natural gas pipelines in California.
Rulemaking Implementing the order
Proceeding Documents - R.11-02-019
Dec. 20, 2012: CPUC Approves Pipeline Safety Plan For PG&E; Increases Whistleblower Protections
Oct. 12, 2012: CPUC Proposed Decision Requires PG&E to Implement Pipeline Safety Plan; Rate Impact Reduced to 36% of Utility's Request: CPUC Press Release
Dec. 23, 2011: Consumer Protection and Safety Division's Technical Report on PG&E's Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan
Sept. 22, 2011: Proposed Decision authorizing PG&E to restore the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure of the suction side of the Topock Compressor Station to 660 pounds per square inch gage.
Sept. 8, 2011: CPUC Orders PG&E to Use Public Process to Request Authorization to Restore Pipeline Pressure to Previous Operating Levels
August 26, 2011: Utilities File Implementation Plans
April 26, 2011: CPUC response letter to PG&E concerning MAOP Validation Methodology
May 3, 2011: CPUC staff letter to Sempra re: MAOP Validation Submission
May 10, 2011: Proposed Decision Issued re: Determining Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure; Requires Filing Of Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Replacement Or Testing Implementation Plans
May 10, 2011: PG&E Report on Status of MAOP Validation
June 9, 2011: CPUC Orders All California Gas Transmission Operators to Test or Replace Pipeline Not Previously Pressure Tested
Public Hearings and Events
March 19-23 and 26-30, 2012: Evidentiary Hearings
November 22, 2011, 10 a.m.: Hearing on pressure of PG&E Lines 101, 132A, and 147
Sept. 26-27, 2011: Public Workshop at the CPUC (505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, Hearing Room A) on the CPUC's proceeding to set new rules for the safe and reliable operation of natural gas pipelines in California. The workshop will discuss Natural Gas Emergency Response Planning.
Sept. 19, 2011: Hearing on Procedure to Consider Lifting PG&E Operating Pressure Restrictions on Line 300B (R.11-02-019)
June 24, 2011: Educational Symposium on In-Line Inspection of Gas Pipelines
June 22-23, 2011: Workshop on New Safety and Reliability Regulations for Pipelines
June 2, 2011: Natural Gas Rules Pre-hearing Conference
May 16, 2011, Santa Rosa
May 12, 2011, L.A.
April 5, 2011, San Bruno