Jan. 3, 2011: CPUC Response to NTSB Safety Recommendation Letter re: San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

On Jan. 3, 2011, the CPUC received a series of Safety Recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following the Sept. 9, 2010, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) pipeline explosion in San Bruno.


The CPUC’s Executive Director sent a letter to PG&E directing the company to undertake the actions recommended by the NTSB. 


The CPUC also sent a letter to the state’s other natural gas pipeline operators - Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southwest Gas Corporation – directing the companies to report to the CPUC’s Executive Director the steps they are taking in response to the NTSB’s recommendations.

Jan. 7, 2011: PG&E Responds to CPUC Directive re: NTSB Safety Recommendations 


Jan. 13, 2011: CPUC Sets March 15 Deadline for PG&E to Comply With Pipeline Records Search Related to San Bruno Explosion 

Jan. 21, 2011: Southwest Gas Corporation's Response to Jan. 3, 2011, CPUC Directive 

Feb. 1, 2011: PG&E Files Information on Actions re: CPUC Directive re: NTSB Safety Recommendations 

Feb. 1, 2011: Sempra's Response to Jan. 3, 2011, CPUC Directive 

Feb. 2, 2011: CPUC Response to NTSB 

March 8, 2011: CPUC response letter to Assemblyman Hill re: re: PG&E records search 

March 8, 2011: Letter from Assemblyman Hill to CPUC re: PG&E records search 

March 15, 2011: PG&E's response to CPUC's order to aggressively and diligently search for pipeline records.  

March 16, 2011: CPUC Demands Records From PG&E After Utility Fails to Comply with CPUC Orders; CPUC Staff to Recommend Fines and Penalties

March 17, 2011: CPUC Considers Adding Item to March 24 Meeting 

March 21, 2011: PG&E's supplement to its March 15th report on pipeline records search 

March 24, 2011: CPUC to Consider $6 Million Fine Against PG&E for Non-Compliance With Pipeline Records Search Order 

March 29, 2011: NTSB letter to CPUC requesting periodic updates on implementing Safety Recommendations 

April 15, 2011: Sempra Responds to CPUC Directive re: NTSB Safety Recommendations 

May 3, 2011: CPUC staff letter to Sempra re: MAOP Validation Submission 

May 10, 2011: PG&E Report on Status of MAOP Validation 


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